Jacksonville Axemen Rugby League

Firehouse Subs Jacksonville Axemen Past Player Update: Luke Srama

Since import player Luke Srama played with the Axemen in 2011 he has continued a very busy rugby league career around the world. After playing in Jacksonville he played the next summer in the UK for the Conventry Bears who made it one game away from the National Conference League Grand Final. “The experience playing in the UK, it was very cold and very tough rugby league. What I loved out of the experience was similar to the USA when playing for the Axemen. seeing players listen and improve their game and learning from my familiarity with the sport of rugby league.” Following his summer in the UK Srama traveled to Thailand to captain the Phillipines National team in the first ever Asian Cup. “Winning that game was a very proud moment: leading the team out, singing the national anthem and playing alongside my little brother Matt (who plays in the NRL for the Gold Coast Titans) were highlights of that game. Then heading back to the Philippines after the match and developing the game in the homeland, holding coaching clinics and going to an orphanage were unforgettable moments:-).” Srama has continued his work with the Philippine National Rugby League team and has seen a lot of improvement. “The main goal is to develop the game in the Philippines, make the 2017 world cup and represent Asia. “ Srama is currently living on the Gold Coast, QLD, Australia and is playing rugby league for the Southport Tigers in the Gold Coast A grade competition.  “I need to be here for my family, watch my brother play, support him and hopefully win a comp for Southport. I miss Jax and still keep up to date with the Axemen and hope to get to be back in a couple years time, but right now I need to be here and play the best footy I can at a high level. I still spread the work about great things happening with the Axemen and the USARL.”