Dean is a throw back player who relies heavily on his work ethic and grit to get the job done on the field. Having never played a game of Rugby League before we could see right away that there was going to be a short learning curve as he hit the line at pace to exploit gaps in the defensive line. His skills and awareness on the field improved with each training session and he even filled in non-Center spots on the field to learn the game from different angles. His ferocious defense had an immediate impact to our back line, and we look forward to his continued development. Let’s hope he doesn’t develop any lazy ‘Union’ habits as he looks to wrap up his collegiate career and join the Sharks full time.
Name: Dean Schofield
Increased Offensive Role, Better Ball Skills, Speed and Fitness Improvement in the Offseason
Playing against great athletes from all over the world that have a natural understanding of the game, as opposed to myself and many of my teammates that come from a football or wrestling background.
It means competing for an AMNRL Championship and supporting the growth of Rugby League in America, all while playing alongside athletes in my area that are both my teammates and friends.
Win an AMNRL Championship / Play for a U.S. National Team
Recruitment and Community Support
New York Knights
Teammates my age. As we are learning the game together, we are constantly pushing each other to get better.