Filipinos making more Asian Rugby League History

From Erick Elefante Ever since their first appearance in the Cabramatta International 9s tournament on the 4th February 2012, the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) keeps on making Rugby League history. In their 3rd appearance at Saturday’s 1st of February Cabramatta International 9s, the PNRL entered four teams in the tournament: Pool G: Philippine Airlines (PAL) Philippine Tamaraws National Side Pool F:...

Growing Rugby League in Japan

By Shun Tamura and Lachlan Grieve On Sunday 21 July, in 33C heat, a Rugby League Sevens tournament took place in the Kansai area (West of Japan). Rugby League is a largely unknown sport in Japan compared to its counter code, Rugby Union. Traditionally, very little Rugby League have been played domestically, however the Tokyo based Japanese Rugby League (JRL) and its volunteers have been working tirelessly since its...

Return of the Samurai

By Daniel Andruczyk The 2013 installment of the Cabramatta International 9s promises to be the biggest and best yet. Once again featuring local teams from around the NSWRL competitions there are many international teams taking part such as from PNG. However the big news is that the traditional crowd favourites, The Japanese Samurais, are returning and Rugby League International Scores was able to catch up with...

Cabramatta/International 9s Draw

By Daniel Andruczyk This weekend sees the Rugby League season in Australia kick off on earnest with trial matches starting as well as the annual Cabramatta/International 9s tournament kick off. This year sees a an absence of the crowd favourites Japan, who have opted to fly to Hawaii this year to take on the USA in Honolulu on the 9th of June. This announcement was made on twitter by David Niu yesterday and though...

A New Year and New Hope

By Daniel Andruczyk Happy New Year to everyone! Yes I am back. Sorry for the long break, but several things came up all at once that needed my attention… like my job and my father visiting for a month where we embarked on a road trip across the Eastern United States managing to visit 21 states and one district in 4 weeks. It also gave me a chance to have a bit of a break, it has been a long year with much going on...

Scotland take the Grand Slam

By Daniel Andruczyk So finally there has been less controversy in Rugby League so I can do a general wrap up of the worlds news. So this week Scotland won the Home nations while the AMNRL play-offs started and in New Zealand the grand finals were played out while Jamaica and Canada and the USA will be playing international. Home Nations This weekend Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland completed the Grand Slam in...

Controversy Reigns in the NRL

By Daniel Andruczyk This week saw some absolute howler referee decision in the NRL that has brought into question the standard of refs. Super league continues to draw the surprises, Lezignan powers on to the minor premiership in France and Lebanon has some surprise results as well. The Jamaican University Championships came to a close as well. National Rugby League As we have seen in previous years teams that do...

Japan Rugby League: The Interview

By Daniel Andruczyk At the international 9s Rugby League International Scores’ own Daniel Andruczyk was able to get a few words with the leaders of Japanese Rugby League about their campaign and the state of the game in Japan. Elsewhere the next international test at the U18s level was played and results from Lebanon, the Challenge Cup, the Northern Rail Cup and the rumour mill is back. Japan Rugby League...
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