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1000 Mile Cycle to Raise Funds for Polish Rugby League

By Daniel Andruczyk In July James Szymik and Robbie Marr are cycling 1000 miles in 10 consecutive days across Europe to raise money to support the development of Rugby League in Poland.   James Szymik and Lukasz Lucka   Robbie and James are cycling from London to Lodz (Poland) to raise money to support the development of Rugby League in Poland. Lukasz Lucka aged 24, is the founder and chairman of Poland...

THIERRY ALIBERT PART OF FIRST RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN FEDERATION ELITE MATCH OFFICIALS SQUAD

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media The RLEF has formed an elite match officials squad for the first time, with the group meeting in Leeds over the weekend to plan its activities for the next two years. The ensemble, which is drawn from four nations, will lead on all match official education and tutoring throughout the RLEF as well as appointing referees for official RLEF matches. All European Championship B and C games...

JRLA 9-a-side Competition Kicks off

From Romeo Monteith, JRLA Media The JRLA is pleased to announce that an 8 team 9-a-side competition will begin Saturday March 1 at the Olympic Gardens Football field. The competition is divided into two groups with four teams in each. Group A features Olympic Garden Angels, Duhaney Park Red Sharks B, Wasihngton Blvd. Bulls and Kingston Central Hounds. Group B features: Liguanea Dragons B, North Street Falcons,...

Epic battle makes Vanuatu Rugby League history

From Ben Howard In a hard fought match, the Vanuatu Rugby League (VRL) lost an epic battle in their maiden match on Suncorp Stadium today (23 February 2014) versus the Sunshine Coast Falcons (44 points to 6). The game started at a frantic pace as both teams played end to end football. Vanuatu had several early chances to score but were overcome by some strong Falcons defence. Inexperience by the Vanuatu side and...

PRESIDENT OF ITALIAN RUGBY LEAGUE PAYS TRIBUTE TO WORK DONE BY NAPOLITANO

From Phil Caplan, RLEF media Italian Rugby League President, Orazio D’Arro, has paid fulsome tribute to the work done by head coach Carlo Napolitano who has stood down from the national role after leading the Azzurri in their inaugural, successful 2013 Rugby League World Cup campaign. “Rarely in life do you meet people of the calibre of Carlo Napolitano,” said D’Arro. “From 2008 he has dedicated a large...

FIRST SPANISH RUGBY LEAGUE COACHES QUALIFIED

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media The Asociación Española de Rugby League (AERL) has hosted its first technical course with 24 new local coaches receiving their Level 1 certificate after the two-day gathering in Albal, Valencia. Six clubs were present – Irreductibles Mislata RL, RL Albal Valencian Warriors, Rugby Sciences Valencia, CR Edetans Montcada, Alzira Rugby Club, UER Montcada – in addition to a...

CZECH RUGBY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS TRANSFORMED INTO RABBITOHS

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media The current CZRLA Second Division Grand Final winners Chrudim Angels have been rebranded the Rabbitohs after entering into a strategic partnership with Australian powerhouse club South Sydney, owned by Russell Crowe. Chrudim, who were established in 2011, came to the attention of the famous NRL outfit when Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson was a guest of the CZRLA at their annual awards...

MIDDLE EAST REGION LOOKS TO INCREASE RUGBY LEAGUE OPPORTUNITIES DESPITE POLITICAL SITUATION

From Phil Caplan, RLRF Media Despite the obstacles, which has seen some MENA (Middle East North Africa) age-group tournaments again postponed, there is evidence of rugby league’s growing popularity in the region, with open age activity scheduled for 2014, in addition to U20, U18, U16 and U14s. “The game is still flourishing in its stronghold of Jeddah, with the number of schools, coaches and players...
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