Round Up of the Weekends Results

By Daniel Andruczyk

So its has been a busty weekend with the Donnybrook Cup where Ireland defeated the USA 26-8 in Philadelphia. But of course there has been much domestic activity as well. So a round up of the weekends results. But first up some news for people that were asking about Hawaii.

Rugby League in Hawaii

I emailed Jack Breen who heads Rugby League in Hawaii and got a response with what’s going on there and also the players that were in the Tomahawks team. Below is what I got.

Rugby League is growing in Hawaii on both Oahu and Maui. A team is presently in the formative stages that will compete with teams outside of Hawaii. The players selected for the Tomahawks all qualified during a Combine and Trial Match held on March 5, 2011 on Maui. Kelly McGill of Oahu was the first player qualified at the CATM. Mike Tuala, of Maui also qualified at the CATM. Andrew Malafu is a long time Maui Rugby Org member who is currently playing in the UK with London Scottish FC after spending two developmental seasons with Bracknell RFC. Maui’s Rugby League team also includes Sione Pila Taufa and Vaka Manupuna who played for the Tomahawks at the Atlantic Cup. We also held a CATM on Oahu on March 6, 2011 and qualified several players for the Hawaii All Rugby Professionals (HARP) side we are putting together… Both Kelly and Mike have played Rugby League professionally in Australia before returning home to Hawaii.

We are in the process of setting up matches for this spring and expect to have an announcement regarding our first two major events in the next week.

So looks like there is some good stuff happening over there. I met Jack on the weekend and he is a very enthusiastic about the sport over there and is genuinely excited about it going big. He said he is now convinced Rugby League is the way to go.

Super League

In the Super League there has been  a huge blow out. Harlequins who had a screamer start to the season crashed to earth against Warrington. Results are: Crusaders 22-32 Catalans, Hull FC 6-20 Wakefield, Salford 34-18 Hull KR, Huddersfield 6-20 Wigan, Leeds 16-30 St Helens, Warrington 82-6 Harlequins and Bradford 18-14 Castleford. Table stands as:

Team P W D L B PD Pt
1 Warrington 6 5 0 1 0 107 10
2 Wigan 5 4 1 0 0 66 9
3 Castleford 5 4 0 1 0 45 8
4 Huddersfield 6 4 0 2 0 42 8
5 Harlequins 6 4 0 2 0 -54 8
6 St Helens 6 3 1 2 0 36 7
7 Leeds 6 3 0 3 0 12 6
8 Bradford 6 3 0 3 0 -42 6
9 Hull KR 6 2 0 4 0 -14 4
10 Catalans 6 2 0 4 0 -72 4
11 Salford 6 2 0 4 0 -72 4
12 Hull FC 6 1 0 5 0 -28 3
13 Wakefield 6 2 0 4 0 -46 0
14 Crusaders 6 1 0 5 0 -28 -2

The Wigan versus Warrington match pre-game sales have already sold over 18,000 tickets. This will be a huge game between two top clubs.

Challenge Cup

The draw for the next round of the challenge cup has been made. The teams line up as such: St Helens v Sheffield Eagles, York City Knights v Hull Kingston Rovers, Featherstone Rovers v Lezignan, London Skolars v Widnes Vikings, Leigh Centurions v Catalan Dragons, Wigan Warriors v Barrow Raiders, Leeds Rhinos v Crusaders, Batley Bulldogs v Huddersfield Giants, Dewsbury Rams v Swinton Lions, Halifax v Bradford Bulls, Hunslet Hawks v Salford City Reds, Rochdale Hornets v Castleford Tigers, Gateshead Thunder v Harlequins RL , Warrington Wolves v Keighley Cougars, Hull FC v Oldham, Doncaster v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

National Rugby League

In the NRL, last years champions and the World Champions, St George Illawarra were stunned by their little brothers Cronulla. Other results Parramatta 6-20 Penrith, Canberra 4-20 Brisbane, Melbourne 40-12 Gold Coast, Wests 20-12 New Zealand, Nth Queensland 22-34 Newcastle, South Sydney 19-28 Canterbury, Sydney City 16-27 Manly and Cronulla 16-10 St George/Illawarra

Team P W D L B PD Pt
1 Newcastle 2 2 0 0 0 46 4
2 Melbourne 2 2 0 0 0 40 4
3 Canterbury 2 2 0 0 0 19 4
4 Brisbane 2 1 0 1 0 14 2
5 Canberra 2 1 0 1 0 12 2
6 St George / Illawarra 2 1 0 1 0 3 2
7 Sydney City 2 1 0 1 0 0 2
8 Manly 2 1 0 1 0 -1 2
9 Wests 2 1 0 1 0 -2 2
10 Parramatta 2 1 0 1 0 -8 2
11 Nth Queensland 2 1 0 1 0 -10 2
12 Penrith 2 1 0 1 0 -20 2
13 Cronulla 2 1 0 1 0 -22 2
14 New Zealand 2 0 0 2 0 -14 0
15 South Sydney 2 0 0 2 0 -20 0
16 Gold Coast 2 0 0 2 0 -37 0

Only one match was played on the weekends and that was the Catch up between Pia and Lezignan. The game was postponed because of Lezignans involvement in the Challenege cup a couple weeks ago. So we have fill results in Fance onece again. Pia defeated Lezignan 39-24. The table stands now:

Team P W D L B PD Pt
1 Lezignan 18 15 0 3 0 327 48
2 Limoux 18 15 0 3 0 262 48
3 Pia 18 14 0 4 0 301 46
4 Avignion 18 10 1 7 0 62 39
5 Villeneuve 18 10 0 8 0 3 38
6 Carcassonne 18 9 1 8 0 166 37
7 UTC 18 6 1 11 0 19 31
8 Carpentras 18 5 2 11 0 -269 29
9 St Gaudens / Toulouse 18 3 0 15 0 -391 24
10 Montpellier 18 1 1 16 0 -480 21

Coppa Italia Finals

The semi finals and finals of the Coppa Italia were also played. The Semi finals were 40 minute games while the final was a 60 minute game. All were played on the same day. In the semis Roma 28 defeated Briganti 8 and Etruschi had a big 32-0 win over Fenice. In the finals Etruschi became the inaugural Coppa Italia Champions winning 14-6 over Roma.

Bank of Beirut Championships

The BoB is getting down to the business end of things. There are many catch up matches that will be played through April as well when the weather is better and fields available. Results are AUB 34-16 AUST, Balamand 22-42 LAU and Wolves had the Bye. Table stands as:

Team P W D L B PD Pt
1 LAU 10 7 0 1 2 228 14
2 Balamand 10 5 1 3 2 38 11
3 AUB 8 4 2 2 1 -16 10
4 USJ 5 3 0 1 1 -46 6
5 Wolves 10 2 1 4 2 -20 5
6 Jounieh 7 0 1 4 2 -62 1
7 AUST 9 0 1 7 1 -196 1

 

D9aniel Andruczyk’s email: daniel@rugbyleagueinternationalscores.com
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11 Responses to “Round Up of the Weekends Results”

  1. dragons4eva says:

    Thanks for the wrap up Druzik. Interesting news coming from Hawaii. I think it’ll be good that they’ll start up some Rugby League teams. I think they should make several Hawaiian type teams and then create their own comp. Then maybe they could have 3 major regions in Rugby League (USARL, AMNRL and Hawaiian League).

    Then maybe the winners could play in a round robin tournament.

  2. Robbo says:

    Interesting to see the comment from Jack Breen in Hawaii that Rugby League is now the way to go and excited about it going big, let’s hope we see some good development here in the future!

  3. sal says:

    Druzik, could you elaborate any more on the possibility of a hawaian team joining the amnrl this season? That is a far way to travel for fixtures, or are they considering coming to war at the shore as a one off?

    • druzik says:

      Well what you have there from Jack Breen I guess is the official line. I spoke with him briefly on Saturday after the match and he was completely sold on the game. He mentioned that eventually he want to have a semi-pro/pro team based out of there.

      Now the issue as you say will be one of finances. If they can secure a big enough sponsor and fan base then I think travel should not be too much of an issue. Hawaii is in a unique position that there are no major professional sports based there, so getting in with a pro Rugby League team would be a good opportunity I would think.

      Of course this is a big ask, will this happen this year I don’t know, it takes a lot to set a team up from scratch. So I wish all the best for Jack and hope that it all come together for him.

  4. porcorosso says:

    Hi Dan
    Thanks as usual for support.
    Just a small think, it’s Coppa instead of Copa and it was Etruschi that have won over Roma.

    Thankssssssss!!!!!!!
    PR

  5. Chris Sanders says:

    Hopefully in 10 years time an NRL Franchise in either Hawaii or LA?

  6. Chris Sanders says:

    Bring Andrew Chalmers on board and maybe you will be surprise Daniel,especially with all his contacts from around the world.
    Super 15 hasn’t bankrupt Rugby and it’s a shit product too.

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