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MIDLANDS LIONHEARTS RL COMPLETE PIONEERING TOUR OF RUSSIA

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media The Midlands Lionhearts, representing Rugby League teams in the Midlands region of England, have returned from a two match tour of Russia. The team experienced mixed fortunes on the field, with a 36-16 victory over a Moscow City Select XIII side at the Red Arrow Stadium in Moscow on Friday 6th June before falling to a Russia Select XIII team in the Rugby League hotbed town of Vereya on...

ITALY RUGBY LEAGUE NAME TRAIN-ON SQUAD

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media Italy, under coach Paul Broadbent, have named a 39-man train-on squad for their opening game in European Championship B against Ukraine, on 5th July in Gemona. It is the first time that rugby league has been taken to the area and FIRL are hoping to put on a good show for the locals in the region. The squad, principally made up of domestic-based players, includes full back Fabrizio...

DENMARK UNVEIL NORDIC CUP SQUAD FOR OSLO

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media The Danish Rugby League Forbund (DRLF) have announced their initial train-on squad ahead of the first Nordic Cup tie against Norway in Oslo on the 28th June 2014. While there are several familiar faces, such as talisman Eugene Hanrahan, there is also an influx of youth with highly-rated teenagers Christoffer Ellebirke and Malipo Birunga Yusufu included for the first time. Selection...

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...
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