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...

Some News from Around the World

By Daniel Andruczyk Some news from around the world including Russia going in search of players abroad, Poland will be at the RLEF annual AGM and the Colonial Cup goes to 4 matches with Norway Pulling out. Poland at RLEF AGM Next weekend is super busy for Rugby League. It see the next instalment of the Challenge Cup Final being played at Wembley, also the USARL Grand Final and the second game of the Colonial Cup and...

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...

Sweden claim historic win in the Nordic Cup

From Scott Edwards, Swedish Rugby League The Nordic cup opener for 2013 saw competition underdogs upset the current champions. Sweden, who are usually on the receiving end of early points were turning the tables this time. While keeping possession for what felt like 20 minutes they racked up a comfortable 20 nil score line. Tim Bolton crossed the line after five minutes which cemented some confidence in the team....

EUROPEAN BOWL PREVIEW: GAME 1 – UKRAINE v NORWAY

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media The 2013 European Bowl kicks off tomorrow when Norway face Ukraine in Kharkov’s Dynamo Stadium. It will be the first meeting between the two nations, while Czech Republic joins the competition next week, in Oslo. UFRL president Artur Martyrosyan is looking forward to the opener. “We are treating this game as a first step to try and qualify for the European Shield,” he said. “Our...

DETAILS OF 2013 RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN BOWL ANNOUNCED

From Phil Caplan, RLEF The 2013 Rugby League European Bowl will feature the Czech Republic, Norway and Ukraine with the biggest ever prize attached for the victors. The winning nation will be promoted to the 2014-15 European Shield. Played annually since 2008, the Bowl reverts back to the triangular format used in 2009, when Ukraine won on their only appearance. They open proceedings on 6th July at home to...

EUROPEAN RUGBY LEAGUE COACHES PASS NEXT TEST

From Phil Caplan, RLEF The RLEF’s three-year project to implement a standardised technical strategy, which will produce accredited coach educators throughout the regions, continued in Dublin this week with the Western European candidates completing the second of the three phase programme. Two Irish, three Dutch, three Norwegian and three Swedish delegates, plus Roderick Attard from Malta Rugby League who was...

More Great News Form Europe

Various Some more great news from Europe this week with new affiliate members being accepted, The War of the Roses in swing with Cumbria winning the opening round and Lebanon and Italy battling it out for the last world Cup qualifiers. Russia and Serbia though won’t be going home empty, they will be fighting it out for the Slavic Cup. RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN FEDERATION FORMALLY ADMITS FOUR NEW MEMBERS From Phil...
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