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Northern Virginia Eagles Rugby League Club

Our History

The Northern Virginia Eagles Rugby League Club was founded in 2007 by Steven Grant. Then known as the Fairfax Eagles, they debuted for game play in the AMNRL (American National Rugby League) competition for the 2008 season. Steve lead the team through three seasons; 2008 ending, 3-5 finishing in 6th place and 2009 ending, 5-3; advancing to the playoffs. In 2010 the team ended 2-4, still qualifying for playoffs, but were defeated by the New Haven Warriors in the first round.

On January 12, 2011, The Eagles joined seven other teams, who announced they would leave the AMNRL to form the USA Rugby League, but due to Steve's relocation due to work obligations, the Eagles did not play in the USARL's inaugural 2011 season and ceased operations.

On November 26, 2011, the AMNRL announced that the team reformed as the Northern Virginia Eagles, would compete in the 2012 season; under the direction of Christian Seaman, Philip Dorn, and Patrick Robinson; all former members of the Fairfax Eagles. The team played out of Warrenton, Virginia for the 2012 season, with focus on recruiting new players and fielding a team.

The success of bringing back returning players and the hard work put into recruiting new players, the Eagles formed a base team and began the 2013 season strong. The Eagles formed a relationship with the Grizzly's Sports Complex in order to host home matches in Nokesville, Virginia. The Eagles went 3-3 on the season, a big improvement from their initial 2012 return.

In 2014, the Eagles joined the USARL as a member club becoming the 11th team in the competition. They look forward to the continued success of the team and are ready to kick off the 2015 season strong!

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