27th June 2018, 11:10 | englandrl
Americans love Rugby League
More than 19,000 fans descended on Mile High Stadium to witness the first ever Rugby League game to take part in Denver, that’s more than the Colorado Rapids soccer stadium holds! The performance showcased the best of the sport as England beat New Zealand 36-18.
American fans were right in the mood for Rugby League in Denver 🇺🇸🙌 Tailgating and everything!— England Rugby League (@England_RL) June 26, 2018
Watch all the best Behind the Scenes from Denver on the #OURLEAGUE app & website now ➡️ https://t.co/rGBnsb2hjy pic.twitter.com/6cjkyhM272
Jake Connor wants a picture with Russell Crowe
“My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” Was this Jake Connor’s speech or Russell Crowe’s speech.
The lads were fanboying when @russellcrowe visited the dressing room after the game 😍😂— England Rugby League (@England_RL) June 25, 2018
Watch all the best Behind the Scenes from Denver on the #OURLEAGUE app & website now ➡️ https://t.co/rGBnsb2hjy pic.twitter.com/h0HLC32hck
Jermaine McGillvary NFL Quarterback?
Jermaine McGillvary is best known for his try scoring exploits, in Denver, he gave NFL quarterbacks an exhibition in throwing a long pass. It’s just a shame he didn’t have a wide receiver on the end of this pass…
Sam Burgess hits a homerun?
The England squad had a chance to show off their batting skills on Coors Field as part of Colorado Rockies pre-game warm-ups, Burgess was the stand-out. Unfortunately for Burgess the Rockies coach decided not to enter contract negotiations.
Who’d have thought? James Graham intimidated by Tim Howard…
Graham is more accustomed to watching his Everton heroes from the stands, in Denver he met former Everton and USA goalkeeper, Tim Howard. Howard now plays for Colorado Rapids and Graham admitted that he’s intimidated by Howard!
James Graham probably shouldn’t take goal kicks…
Yes, we did say five, but we couldn’t leave this one out!
Jamma's first and probably last conversion attempt for England 🤦♂️😆— England Rugby League (@England_RL) June 25, 2018
Well, it was worth a shot on his 40th cap! pic.twitter.com/FaUm0qGlXj