Round 1 Preview: Axemen vs. Blues:
The Firehouse Subs Jacksonville Axemen will begin their pursuit towards back to back championships when they take on the Baltimore Blues in Round 1 of the USA Rugby League season. The Axemen roster will be comprised of the 17 most impressive players from the May 18 preseason match and are ready to take on the Blues who are looking for payback since losing to Jacksonville last year. Captain and Coach Brent Shorten is expecting nothing less than a stellar performance from the Axemen in round one and has been prepping the team for another fantastic season. “I expect us to pick up where we left off from last year and get better with every game. It will be good to get a look at where we are after a long off season.” Fans can also look forward to the unveiling of the Axemen cover of the Yellow Pages and to celebrate the first 600 fans will receive a YP.com can koozie. The game will be Saturday June 1 at 5pm at the UNF soccer field next to Hodges Stadium.