South Africa congratulate Australia and New Zealand on winning right to host 2017 Rugby League World Cup

From Phil Caplan, RLEF media The Rugby League International Federation today announced that Australia and New Zealand were jointly successful in winning the right to host the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, ahead of a bid from South Africa. Chairman of the bid committee and RLIF vice chairman, Nigel Wood said: “The bid from South Africa was very strong, prepared professionally and clearly demonstrated a passion for...

Australia and New Zealand announced as the hosts of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup

From SAfRL media The Rugby League International Federation today announced that Australia and New Zealand were the successful bidders to host the 2017 RLIF World Cup. The joint bid was one of two bids, with South Africa being the other nation bidding for the honors to host this prestigious event. Chairman of the bid committee and RLIF Vice-Chair, Nigel Wood said “This was not a simple decision but with fans of...

Impact of RLWC2013

By Daniel Andruczyk Today, I received an interesting email with an article that has been written by Martyn Hudson on plusnet. It takes an initial look into the social media trends of Rugby League and the Rugby League World Cup. He uses a freely available Google trends app and concentrates on the UK and world wide trends. It shows some interesting and disturbing trends. I won’t repeat the whole article here, but...

South Africa Plays on

By Daniel Andruczyk A lot has been happening over the weekend and fortunately or unfortunately (depending on how you see it) is revolves around International Rugby League. I see it as fortunate as it keeps the games international growth in the eye of the fans and media, however there are still some very interesting attitudes about International rugby League out there. But some news, where this thread started first...

Thinking outside the Box: Smith

By Daniel Andruczyk Last week was a week of turmoil at the Sydney Roosters. Their coach, Brian Smith was given the boot after another dismal season by the Chooks. The players at the Roosters found out about the sacking through a text message and looks like former player Trent Robinson will come in as the new coach. Robinson is at Catalans and has done a great job there to get the team into the top 4 of the Super...

Science and Sport Together.

By Daniel Andruczyk Over the last few years I have been privileged to meet many people in Rugby League. Whether they are players administrators or just crazy fans who love the game and will follow it anywhere, I certainly fall under that last category. However, something that I have come to realise is that no matter how much we all love the sport and try to be on top of it, no matter how many forums there...

World Cup 2013 Promotional Video.

Various Looks like this week has seen the first of the promotional videos for next years world cup role out. I have to say I like it. It has 7 teams in there including the welsh who were not at the last one. Lets hope that future promotional videos will also show highlights from games like the qualifiers and show off some of the other nations. I am sure we can get Scotland, Ireland and Samoa in there as well. No...

Ukraine in Serbia for the Slavic Cup and South Africa Prepare for WC

Various The Ukranian’s are on a two game tour of Serbia where they will play the next leg of the Slavic Cup. The South Africans are preparing for their World Cup Qualifiers with a warm up match against the Canadians. Also some news from the USARL AGM with more youth development. UKRAINE UNDERTAKE TWO GAME RUGBY LEAGUE TOUR OF SERBIA From Phil Caplan The Ukrainian Rugby league team arrive in Serbia this week on a...
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