Minelab Extends USA Rugby League Sponsorship For World Nines

2019-08-14 12:11 511

World leader in metal detection technology continues its title sponsorship of US Hawks

ADELAIDE, Australia, Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Minelab is excited to continue its title sponsorship of the US Hawks, the USA Rugby League as they travel to compete in the Downer World Nines in Sydney, Australia, at Bankwest Stadium on Oct. 18 and 19, 2019.  Minelab first sponsored the team in 2018 when the US Hawks played in the Rugby League World Cup Americas region qualifying series.

"We are pleased to partner with the USA Rugby League and support their efforts in the World Nines," says Minelab General Manager for ANZ/East Asia, Fraser Kendall. "This is an exciting year in the international rugby league calendar and for Minelab. As the world's best rugby players come to Australia to compete at the Rugby League World Nines, Minelab continues to develop, innovate and deliver the world's leading metal detecting technology."

The event kicks off with an opening ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on Oct. 18 followed by 28 men's and women's games over the two-day period. The US Hawks are scheduled to play Papua New Guinea (PNG) at 9:25 p.m. on Oct. 18. They will play Australia at 2:10 p.m. and New Zealand at 4:50 p.m. on Oct. 19. The day will end with semi-final and final games to determine the winners.


Minelab is an Australian, multi-award winning business that has successfully scaled world markets to command global leadership in its key areas of operation. Based in Mawson Lakes, South Australia, with regional offices in Cork, Ireland, Dubai, UAE, Chicago, U.S., and Itajai, Brazil the company specializes in advanced electronic technologies. Since its origins in 1985, Minelab has been the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for gold prospecting, treasure hunting and landmine clearance. Through devotion to research and development and innovative design, Minelab is today the major world manufacturer of hand-held metal detector products. Over the past 30 years, Minelab has introduced more innovative and practical technology than any of its competitors and has taken the metal detecting industry to new levels of excellence. Minelab is a Codan Limited company. To learn more about Minelab, visit

About the Rugby League World Cup 2021

The Rugby League World Cup is the pinnacle event in international rugby league. Like no other form of the game, players compete with the pride of their nation at the heart of every performance. In 2021 more teams than ever will compete to be crowned Rugby League World Cup Champions with four pools of four nations competing in up to 14 stadia across England. All quarter finalists from the preceding World Cup (RLWC2017) automatically qualify to compete. The remaining eight nations are decided by a qualification process based on global regions determined by the Rugby League International Federation. See below. All competing teams will be known by November 2019. View the qualifying process:

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