Normanton Knights player Joe Abson voted MVP in Florida rugby league tournament

Normanton Knights player Joe Abson is an international hit after helping his team to success in a rugby league tournament in the USA.

By Tony Harber
Friday, 27th May 2022, 10:44 am

The goalkicking 20-year-old was invited to play in the Naples Florida 9s Festival, which aimed to promote the sport in America.

He flew over for the week, was made captain of the USA Exiles team and they came away with the win in a competitive tournament.

The Exiles defeated the Jamaican national team in the final when Joe put in a superb performance and was voted most valuable player.

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Joe Abson in the Naples Florida Nines tournament.

He was also chosen as the most valuable player in the Festival.

As tournament winners, the USA Exiles team will play now in the London 9s Festival in 2023.

Joe has now gone back to playing for the Normanton Knights, who are enjoying a good season so far in Division Two of the National Conference League. In their most recent game Abson kicked two goals as they beat top of the table Crosfields 30-22.