• RE: Sharks – A Guest Post from David Niu

    by  • January 23, 2012 • 0 Comments

    The Sharks have been an integral part of the development of the sport of rugby league in the USA. Not only has the club been a foundation member of the American National Rugby League competition since 1998, but the founding club members were also part of the birth of rugby league out of the...

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    Mark Vella Tribute Night

    by  • January 21, 2012 • 1 Comment

    Who: Bucks County Sharks/Hibernian Rugby Football Club What: Celebration/Remembering Mark Vella Why: We all miss him, and want to spend time together sharing stories, tales, lies & exaggerations.  We will also be raising money for his daughter. When: Thursday, February 2nd 8:30PM Where: Pasquales Sports Bar How: Just show up and have a great...

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    Tebow-mania

    by  • January 19, 2012 • 0 Comments

    We would hardly be a sports related website in the USA if we didn’t at least touch on the national phenomenon that is “Tebow-Mania.”. While his, and the entire Denver Broncos season is over there are still discussions and rumblings over the status of this young athletes future. Ol’ Sharky isn’t a football expert,...

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    American Made Rugby

    by  • January 16, 2012 • 4 Comments

    The AMNRL is poised to expand across the USA.  First time spectators will immediately recognize some very familiar activities; lots of running, ball-handling and tackling. Most American males have played sports involving these activities since a young age and are generally very comfortable with them. This leads to a sensitive question; why do American...

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    Sunday Footy

    by  • January 15, 2012 • 0 Comments

    On a frigid Sunday morning there was a huge turnout for touch footy. Including but not limited to Big Skinny, Sodano, Alligator Arms (Tormey), T & B Mac, and newcomer Matt ‘Levittown Legend’ Coles (a.k.a. Cowboy Killa, Cherry Cig, & Long Shot). Somehow through the luck of the draw one team seemed to have...

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    Winter 7’s Rugy

    by  • January 14, 2012 • 0 Comments

    In an effort to play rugby all year round Ol’ Sharky found himself in South Jersey for a Winter 7’s tournament and ended up having a blast. It was 30 degrees outside, very windy, and when the sun ducked behind a cloud it dropped below zero; but footy is footy and everyone had a blast. We lost in the semi-finals but all in all it was a great day. #goodfooty

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    Dan Johnson

    by  • January 13, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Dan’s speed and awareness on the field is very impressive for someone so new to the game. It became obvious early on in the season that we needed to get the ball out wide so he could use his speed in open space. I had a funny moment as I was cheering him on...

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    Shark Fit

    by  • January 13, 2012 • 0 Comments

    The Sharks took some time off from their strict training regiment to unwind with some good people, great wings, and copious amounts of beer. It was a Thursday night so there was a couple ‘ghosts’ of Sharks past in attendance. (i.e. ‘Gator Scrote’, ‘Cookie’, etc …) Thursday nights have typically been legendary as many...

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    Upcoming Interview With Phil Shipos

    by  • January 11, 2012 • 9 Comments

    Submit your questions that you would like to ask Phil about his new appointment in the AMNRL, or anything else that he might be able to answer. The interview will be filmed this upcoming Sunday and posted shortly thereafter.

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    Daniel Emmons

    by  • January 11, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Dan made an immediate impact with his defensive mindset.  His Union experience had him familiar with the general concepts, and his League debut was sensational.  He has an impressive fitness level and his tenacious approach to the game makes him an impact player at multiple positions.  Recently he came back from college to step into a Hibernian rugby game and his presence was felt immediately.  Towards the end of the game when everyone was gassed he was able to stand in and complete the game; which went down as one of the more memorable games in the recent rebirth of the Hibernians.  His attention to detail manifests in his critique of Facebook grammar; let’s hope that type of manic behavior leads to continued development of his League skills.

    Name: Daniel Emmons
    Height: 6ft
    Weight: 215
    Age: 22
    Position: Lock/Center

    What was your greatest experience during the 2011 season?
    Traveling to different states to play elite rugby teams

    What is the greatest strength you brought to The Sharks this year?
    Youth and disciplined defensive play

    What do you plan to bring to team in your sophomore season?
    Better knowledge of the game and desire to be an accountable player

    Most Challenging aspect of playing rugby league in the AMNRL and for the Sharks?
    Elite competition, raising the necessary capital to cover operating & travel costs

    Goals for the 2012 season:
    Make other teams not want to play us

    What does playing for The Sharks mean to you?
    80 minute street fight alongside a bunch of my Levitown, Fairless Hills & Yardley buddies followed immediately by consumption of a lot of beer

    What is your rugby league career goal?
    Bring the sharks back to dominance

    What is most important to The Sharks Success Moving forward?
    Accurate spelling on the Facebook page

    Name one team in the AMNRL that you want to beat more than any other:
    Knights

    Who is your greatest influence in Rugby league?
    Dean Schofield got me into the sport, but the older fellas like Phil, Tomo, and Freddie taught me how to play.  Natural leaders like Justin ‘Beluga’ Zadnik have been instrumental to my growth on and off the field.

    What message would you like to send to the fans and competitors of The Bucks County Sharks?
    Come out to a match and get weird after

    Tackling machine