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...
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...
By Daniel Andruczyk
It’s now seasons end with domestic Rugby League and usually the die-hard League fan licks their lips for the up coming international season. In the past its been the various tours and more recent;ly the 3 and 4 nations tournaments. We were always wanting to see if anyone would stop Australia’s 30 year stranglehold on the international sport, it was finally broken by the Kiwis and now we...
From Joel Morgan, FIRFL media
FIRFL Statement, President Massitti
The Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League is convinced our rugby league movement is growing visibly, David Massitti says “Last season we have got a lot of important numbers – says the federal chief executive – and I personally found the finals thrilling, which was played between Gladiators Roma and Falchi Pian Del Bruscolo...
From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media
ITALY 32 SERBIA 20 – Este, Veneto
A man of the match performance from Richard Lepori, who’s try on the hour secured victory, saw the Azzurri claim second spot in the final European Shield table, in a captivating clash.
The Oldham winger paid his own way over to don the Italian shirt in an effort to make it into their World Cup squad and was happy to get the job done.
From Phil Caplan
RLIF Statement on Italian Rugby League
The RLIF is working closely through the RLEF to develop a bright future for rugby league in Italy. The World Cup will be a crowning event after 18-months of considerable organisational re-structuring and improvement both on and off the field, led by Federazione Italiana Rugby League President Orazio D’arro, General Secretary Alfonso Peloso and their fellow...
From Tiziano Franchini, F.I.R.L.
On Saturday, July 20, 2013, in Piacenza the Italian State of Origin between the Longobardi and Leoni Veneti was played.
The Leoni came through in a well contested and intense match 30 to 40.
The two selections, played an open and tough game full of hard tackles, the match was not just for the pride of each zone but an opportunity for the players to push for their places in the...
From Tiziano Franchini, FIRL
After the arrival of Stefano Cardella and Francesco De Milito to Coventry Bears ten days ago now it’s Fabrizio Ciaurro’s time to join the English team, he will arrive and be part on Tuesday.
Stefano Cardella, man of XIII of Duomo of Milan in the last two Italian seasons, prop, hooker or second line with 22 years old and experience in the Azzurra during the last European Shield, was...