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It was the first attempt to create a league covering all over the United States.
It was created in 1997 and it was played by the best US clubs.
It was discussed as potentially moving towards becoming a professional competition, but the 2008 recession damaged the RSL and several teams exited the competition from 2009 to 2012, before the league folded following the 2012 season.

In 2013 it was revamped as Elite Cup but this new tournament was discontinued after only one season because the pacific clubs withdrawn to create the Pacific Rugby Premiership in spring 2014.
In autumn 2014 also the eastern teams formed a new league: the American Rugby Premiership.






Sources

www.usarugby.org - USA federation official site.
https://rugbyamerica1.wordpress.com - Blog about USA Rugby.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_Super_League_(United_States) - Wikipedia pages about Rugby Super League
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA_Rugby_Elite_Cup - Wikipedia pages about Elite Cup.
Moreover, the sites www.premier-rugby.com and www.usarugbysuperleague.com were scanned using web.archive.org