For the second straight year, the United States National League Rugby team is back in the 50th state, as the Tomahawks will play host to Samoa in an International test match as a part of the Lavalava Festival at Aloha Stadium on Saturday, July 19.
Quarter finalists in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup in London, Team USA featured 5 Hawaii players on the roster, including newly named assistant coach, former University of Hawaii Offensive Lineman Kelly McGill, who is eager to once again bring the game back to Hawaii.
Team USA against Samoa will follow a match between the Hawaii All-Stars and New South Wales which begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday, those two teams will play at Clarence TC Ching Field on the UH-Manoa campus at 5:30 p.m.
Schedule of events (Lavalava Festival – Aloha Stadium)
9:30-11:30 a.m.: Youth Rugby Games (6 teams, ages 6 to 13 yrs.)
11:30 a.m.-noon: Adult Women’s Rugby
1-4:30 p.m.: Entertainment
5:30 p.m.: New South Wales Country League vs. Hawaii Chiefs All-Stars
7:30 p.m.: USA vs. SAMOA
BOX OFFICE: Tickets are now on sale.
Advance Sales: Main Box Office hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Event Day: On Saturday, July 19, Main Box Office will open at 9 a.m.
THIS EVENT ACCEPTS CASH ONLY FOR TICKET PURCHASES.
$15.00 – Adult
$13.00 – Military with military ID (Active, Retired, Reserves, Dependents)
$10.00 – Youth (6 to 12 yrs. of age)
FREE – 5 yrs. of age and under
~before 3 p.m. – $1.00 per person
~after 3:00 p.m. – $5.00 per car / $25.00 per bus or limousine
No tailgating allowed.
TURNSTILE & SEATING
Turnstile Gate #3 will open at 9 a.m.
Public seating – Makai, Orange & Blue Levels, Sections F to K (Home),
Sections L to Q (Visitors)