MIDLANDS LIONHEARTS RL COMPLETE PIONEERING TOUR OF RUSSIA

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media The Midlands Lionhearts, representing Rugby League teams in the Midlands region of England, have returned from a two match tour of Russia. The team experienced mixed fortunes on the field, with a 36-16 victory over a Moscow City Select XIII side at the Red Arrow Stadium in Moscow on Friday 6th June before falling to a Russia Select XIII team in the Rugby League hotbed town of Vereya on...

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...

STALWART RUSSIAN RUGBY LEAGUE ADMINISTRATOR STANDS DOWN

From Phil Caplan, RLEF media Long-serving rugby league official and the founder of the game in Russia, Edgard Taturyan has stepped down from the presidency of the Russian Association of Rugby League Clubs (ARLK), ending an unbroken association with the sport dating back to 1989. “Even under such [difficult] circumstances we were able to become a Full Member of the RLEF and RLIF, lead Russia to the 2012-13 European...

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...

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...

RUSSIAN RUGBY LEAGUE LOOK TO BUILD ON EUROPEAN SHIELD SUCCESS

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media Having emerged victorious at the culmination of the 2012-3 Rugby League European Shield – seeing off Italy, Serbia and Germany in the home and away tournament – Russia Rugby League (ARLK) are looking to further the sport in the country. A three-day seminar and workshop in Naro-Fominsk, run by RLEF Coaching Manager Martin Crick, has identified a five man team that will help...

RUSSIAN COACHING CORPS MAKES PROGRESS

From Victor Sapozhnikov RLEF Coaching Manager Martin Crick strengthened the Association of Rugby League Club’s (ARLK) coaching ranks following a three-day seminar and workshop in Naro-Fominsk. As the ARLK continues to establish itself, identifying the key technical leaders is towards the top of the RLEF’s priority list for the strategically important Eastern European nation. With four Russian coach-tutor...

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...
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