Fight Give the Best Present

By Daniel Andruczyk This months theme has been very much American centric at RLIS. Both the AMNRL and USARL are getting down to the nitty, gritty of their season with play offs and Championship finals approaching. Both the Axemen and Fight have shown that they are the dominant teams in the USARL while the AMNRL the Knight and Wildcats are also showing they are the top dogs. With the cold relations starting to thaw a...

RUSSIA TAKE RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN SHIELD AFTER GERMANS FAIL TO GET VISAS IN TIME

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media Russia have been awarded the 2012-3 Rugby League European Shield after their final game at home to Germany this weekend was called off, after a number of the opposition players failed to apply for their visas in time. The Bears, who were overwhelming favourites to beat the bottom of the table Germans – who are now relegated to the European Bowl – needed a point to claim the...

Rugby League European Shield Game 10 – Report

From Phil Caplan ITALIANS CLAIM VICTORY IN HIGH SCORING ENCOUNTER – GERMANY 30 ITALY 66 – Karlsruhe A man of the match performance from Warrington’s young full back James Saltonstall saw Italy retain faint hopes of winning the 2012-3 European Shield, with a 66-30 win over holders Germany in 36 degree heat in Karlsruhe. The Azzurri moved to within two points of Russia in the table with the 12-try...

Big Weekend of Internationals

By Various A big weekend of internationals has just passed us. The Colonial Cup ,as well as the European Shield have been completed. The Aussies had a scare in Port Moresby where the Kumuls almost beat them. The Tomahawks took out the 2012 Colonial Cup and Russia have taken a very commanding lead in the European Shield. Also a list of up coming international fixtures over the next couple months. Colonial Cup 2012...

RUSSIA HIT BACK TO LEAD RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN SHIELD TABLE

From Phil Caplan RUSSIA 32 ITALY 18 – SK NARA Stadium in Naro-Fominsk A 26-point winning margin saw Russia displace Italy at the top of the congested 2012/3 Rugby League European Shield table, the Bears coming from behind with a strong second half show. They were superbly led by prop Sergey Knostantinov, the giant policeman prop dominating the midfield. “It was a great game, both sides played really well,”...

ITALIANS HEAD FOR RUSSIA – RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN SHIELD

From Phil Capalan The final matches in the first part of the 2012/3 RLEF European Shield will take place this month, with Italy this weekend and Serbia on 22ndSeptember visiting Russia. First up, the Bears will face the Azzurri at the SK NARA Stadium in Naro-Fominsk, 70km south west of Moscow city (kick off 4pm local time). Current league leaders Italy made six changes to the side that defeated Germany last time...

Weekend Throws up Interest

By Daniel Andruczyk This past week and weekend has thrown up some interesting results and goings on in the world of Rugby League. From a surprise results in the Euro Shield to a potential new owner of the game in the USA there is a lot that has been going on. Euro Shield Game 1 Germany 25 – 24 Serbia In the opening Match of the European Shield for the 2012-13 season the Germans, in Heidelberg, took a shock win...

Controversy in Oz Shows Big Problems with TGG

By Daniel Andruczyk Once again, it’s been a while since I posted last. The new job has been taking up most of my time with lots of exciting new projects as well I have been interviewing for Professorships. But the Rugby League world continues on and a lot has happened in the last few weeks, but one of the most important and controversial issues once again involves the selection process of players for the...
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