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Jamaica Hurricans make first signings

Hurricanes Rugby League, Jamaica's first professional rugby league franchise, have signed their first group of players giving out five contracts during a signing day held at Calabar High School, Kingston.
Jamaica Hurricans make first signings
by NRL

Hurricanes Rugby League, Jamaica's first professional rugby league franchise, have signed their first group of players giving out five contracts during a signing day held at Calabar High School, Kingston.

After considerable scouting and interviews the Hurricanes have engaged; Romaen Campbell, Tyronie Rowe, Sandino Hastings, Ryan Grant and Renaldo Wade.

This significant development will see the group come together in May 2011 with the focus being on weights, conditioning, speed and skills.

Hurricanes' goal is to have a team in the rugby league competition in the USA by 2013 and each contracted player will still play for their local community clubs in Jamaica until this point.

In addition to training commitments, the contracted players will also undertake various development and promotional activities which include assisting Jamaica Rugby League Association (JRLA) Development Officer Romeo Monteith with school clinics and administration duties.

Commenting on the signings, Hurricanes Rugby League General Manager Roy Calvert stated: "This is a huge step forward for the Hurricanes and represents our commitment to providing further opportunities to young Jamaican rugby league players. We see these first signings as a pivotal part in our long term vision and are excited to have these five prospects on board."

Tyronie Rowe commented: "I am very privileged to have been given this opportunity to represent the Hurricanes. It is something that I believe will further increase my skills and knowledge of rugby league and I can't wait to begin training."


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