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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,...

RLEF REVEALS NEW COMPETITION STRUCTURE

From Phil Capalan, RLEF Media The RLEF has introduced European Championship branding to its three-tiers of official competition, aligning the organisation with the majority of European sports. The European Cup will now be known as the European Championship, while the Shield and Bowl are replaced by European Championship B and European Championship C. The latter two competitions are already linked and the RLEF is...

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...

Historic Showdown set for Vanuatu blockbuster at Suncorp Stadium

From Ben Howard, Vanuatu Media In a historic first, the Vanuatu Rugby League (VRL) team will play on the famous Suncorp Stadium this Sunday (23rd February, 2014). The 24 man strong squad will face off against the Sunshine Coast Falcons in a curtain-raiser to the Melbourne Storm and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs NRL trial. In a testament to the growing talent – and excitement – for the game in Vanuatu, the squad...

South Africa congratulate Australia and New Zealand on winning right to host 2017 Rugby League World Cup

From Phil Caplan, RLEF media The Rugby League International Federation today announced that Australia and New Zealand were jointly successful in winning the right to host the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, ahead of a bid from South Africa. Chairman of the bid committee and RLIF vice chairman, Nigel Wood said: “The bid from South Africa was very strong, prepared professionally and clearly demonstrated a passion for...

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...

Australia and New Zealand announced as the hosts of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup

From SAfRL media The Rugby League International Federation today announced that Australia and New Zealand were the successful bidders to host the 2017 RLIF World Cup. The joint bid was one of two bids, with South Africa being the other nation bidding for the honors to host this prestigious event. Chairman of the bid committee and RLIF Vice-Chair, Nigel Wood said “This was not a simple decision but with fans of...
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