The Mountie’s are Coming!

By Daniel Andruczyk

News from Canadian Rugby League. Also the Fijian secondary schools finals were played. News about the Jamaican competition as well. Round 12 of the Super League has been completed and some controversy in Lebanon to go with the Storm.


This week the Canadian rugby league announced that the team moniker will be the Mountie’s. This is a change from when they first played rugby league and were the Cougars. The Canadians will also field a team in the AMNRL’s war on the shore in July 31 to publicise and push the sport in Canada and North America.

If anyone wants to have some interaction with the Canadian Rugby League they have launched a competition for a new logo. The designs are up on their website and you can select and vote for which Logo you like. The one with the most votes will be chosen.

England Super League

Round 12 of the Super League has been completed with a shock loss to Wigan. The Londoners Harlequins cam back from a 24-6 deficit to beat the Cherry and whites 38-26. Catalans bad run of runs continues looing to Warrington 40 – 6. Rovers didn’t fair much better against Bradford also going down 40 – 4 while their cross city rivals Hull beat Wakefield 12-8. Castleford had a solid win against Salford 30-12 and crusaders were no match for Huddersfield going down 38-10. In the massive clash of the round, the last three years champions Leeds suffered a heavy defeat against their fellow finalists from the last three years, St Helens. St Helens won very comfortably 41-20 and relegate Leeds to outside the top 8.

Team P W D L PD Pt
Wigan 12 10 0 2 224 20
Warrington 12 9 0 3 200 18
St Helens 12 9 0 3 134 18
Hudersfield 12 8 0 4 166 16
Bradford 12 7 1 4 16 15
Hull FC 12 7 0 5 24 14
Hull KR 12 6 0 6 -22 12
Wakefield 12 6 0 6 -46 12
Leeds 12 5 1 6 46 11
Castleford 12 4 0 8 -98 8
Crusaders 11 4 0 7 -99 8
Salford 12 3 0 9 -138 6
Harlequins 11 2 0 9 -197 4
Catalans 12 2 0 10 -210 4

A reminder also to everyone in the UK and Europe, that next round is the famous Magic weekend. This year its being held at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium again and features a full round of super league from the one venue. There will also be the Scotland domestic season opener features and a Scotland A vs. France A international on the Friday night. So get out there and experience some great Rugby League!


The Fijian secondary schools competition came to an end on Saturday. With 5 age divisions Nasinu proved to be a very successful team. Results are: U15s QVS Knight 18 defeated Lelean Bulldogs 10, in the U16s Lelean Bulldogs beat Suva Grammar 14 to 4. The U17s the Nasinu Panthers kept their pants scoring a point against the QVS Knight. They lost 1 – 16, the U18s Nasinu Panthers lost to the Lelean Bulldogs 12-18. Finally in the main event, the U19s saw the Nasinu Pnathers finally win with a comprehensive win against Suva grammar 20 to 8. However the U19s final was marred by a massive braw and a member of the public is also under police investigation after punching one of the linesmen. It was a very unfortunate event since it was an outstanding and exciting final and the brawl was totally uncalled for.


Jounieh this year will not make the play offs in the BoB championships having had 4 points stripped for bringing the game into disrepute. They walled off the field in their 22-0 defeat to LAU last week. For his part in the whole thing, Lebanon international Ghassan Dandach has been suspended for 5 matches as well for abusive language towards an official un leaving the technical area reaching the Fracas.


News from Jamaica is that on the 29th of May their domestic competition will start. The draw has been done but still needs to be finalised and passed by the board so hopefully latter this week will have the draw up. The local Jamaicans also were grounded due to the volcano in Iceland and so weren’t able to make it out to the Cheltenham 9s this weekend. Also news that the Dunhaney Park Sharks have twinned themselves with the Salford reds in the Super League. At the moment this means they will get technical and coaching help as well as some equipment, something vitally needed in Jamaica.

Storm Controversy and reminder

By now everyone would have heard about the Storm Salary Cap rorting. In my next blog post I will have views, not just mine but from others, on the whole Salary Cap and what happened.

Also a reminder that there are a couple days left for anyone wanting to submit a design for the Rugby League International Scores logo competition. The competition is being run through and has some very good designs submitted already. The prize in US$200, so if you think you can do the winning design have a go.

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