RLEF AGM & CONFERENCE REGISTERS RECORD ATTENDANCE

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media A record number of 24 nations, an increase of four from last year, attended the 11th Rugby League European Federation Annual Council Meeting and fourth RLEF Conference at Brunel University, to coincide with last weekend’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium. It signalled a first full year as chair for Maurice Watkins CBE. “Some notable progress has been made by many of our members...

News from the Middle East

By Various In Lebanon the Lebanon and Saudi youth teams played in a two match series. News from the tournament and Lebanon. ELITE YOUTH OF MIDDLE EAST RUGBY LEAGUE MEET IN TWO GAME SERIES From Phil Caplan, RLEF Saudi Select and the Lebanese RL Federation have named their squads for the second U18s MENA clashes, which this year has been expanded to two games. The sides will meet in Beirut on Valentine’s Day and...

Mead Stirs up a Storm

By Daniel Andruczyk Once again interesting times for Rugby league this week. Hot on the heals of this years Origin selection controversies, we seem to have a new one already for for next year. But in some ways I think this one could be more good news than bad. Also a small comment on the reaction to the Moroccan Rugby League affair. David Mead Turns His Back on PNG Yesterday is was reported that David mead, a Papua...

Highlights from the World Cup Qualifiers

By various Today some highlights from the European Qualifiers for the world cup. These are up on you tube enjoy! Italy vs, Lebanon Italy vs. Lebanon WC2013 Qualifier – 2011. Serbia vs. Russia Serbia vs. Russia WC2013 Qualifier – 2011 Serbia vs. Italy Serbia vs. Italy WC2013 Qualifier – 2011 Italy vs. Russia Italy vs. Russia WC2013 Qualifier – 2011   Daniel Andruczyk’s email:...

MEP REVERSES ATTEMPTS TO BLOCK RUGBY LEAGUE IN MOROCCO

From Phil Caplan, RLEF The intervention of MEP Brian Simpson helped to prevent a major incident after the touring Lebanon Espoirs were prevented from entering the Berrechid municipal stadium to play a Morocco XIII. The Moroccan rugby league – which Remond Safi, the Rugby League European Federation’s MENA Regional Director, has been heavily involved in forming over the past 18 months – were informed at...

Catch Up Rugby League: Part 2

By Various OK, so am continuing to catch up on the news from around the world. This is the last of the press releases and I will do a commentary in my next article. There is a lot to discuss and think about in the world of Rugby League. Maxfield and Duhaney Park post wins in Rugby League By Romeo Monteith, JRLA The Jamaica Rugby League Association’s 2012 national club championship continued on Saturday with...

Catch Up Rugby League: Part 1

By Various Yes, sorry once again. My work and travels have got to me and I find myself doing some catch up Rugby league with news and happenings around the world. This will most probably be plat into a few articles over the next day or two so please bare with me. But as many of you would know its been a roller coaster ride for the sport in many countries. So lets go! 2012 EUROPEAN BOWL ANNOUNCED From Phil Caplan,...

Ireland and Rhinos Join Europe while Saudis Land in Lebanon

By Various Today, some great news from around the world with the re-emergence of the Dutch in Europe as a recognised playing nations and the South Africans have also entered the RLEF. Also Resultys from Jamaica and Saudi Arabia have landed in Lebanon for an U18s international. SOUTH AFRICA AND NETHERLANDS FORMALLY JOIN RLEF     From Phil Caplan The South African Rugby League and Nederlandse Rugby League...
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