RLIF Has Some Revolution in the Air?

By Daniel Andruczyk

This week the RLIF announced some interesting changes while the European Shield and Bowl matches finally had their dates established. The Russian domestic season kicked off and and round 4 in the Maltese season was played. The Irish season is also in full swing. Canada announce some exciting news as well.

RLIF meeting

The RLIF met last week and have made some big decisions in terms of the international game. The decisions made are: No corner posts in the NRL next year, An Asia-Pacific Rugby League Federation to be formed, Wales made full member of the RLIF, Colin Love retained as chairman. David Gallop retained as secretary, Two extra places, one from the northern hemisphere and one from the southern hemisphere, to be created on the RLIF Executive, Tonga and Samoa to play as curtain-raiser to Australia-PNG at Parramatta Stadium on October 24, Australia to play Cook Island, Fiji or Lebanon in October, European Cup may be renamed European Championships because there is unlikely to be a final.


Round 1 in the the Irish Rugby League comeptitions has begun. In the Leinster competition. Portlaoise lost 18-32 to Carlow, North Dublin Beat Athboy 40-10 and Dublin City beat Wicklow 52-50.Tullamore had the bye.

Team P W D L B PD Pt
North Dublin 1 1 0 0 9 30 2
Carlow 1 1 0 0 9 14 2
Dublin City 1 1 0 0 0 2 2
Tullamnore 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Wicklow 1 0 0 1 0 -2 0
Portlaoise 1 0 0 1 0 -14 0
Athboy 1 0 0 1 0 -30 0

The Ulster league also kicked off with Fermanagh winning 58-26 against Portadown, Ballynahinch beat East Belfast 12-6 while Strangford had the Bye.

Team P W D L B PD Pt
Farmanagh 1 1 0 0 0 28 2
Ballynahinch 1 1 0 0 0 6 2
Strangford 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
East Belfast 1 0 0 1 0 -6 0
Portadown 1 0 0 1 0 -28 0

The Munster league is yet to start.


The Russian Domestic competition kicked off with the first two round having been played in the last couple of weeks. Round 1 saw Kentarashut beat Treshers 60-0, Spartak beat dynamo 48-30 and Veraya thrashed Nara 78-4. In the second round Kentrashut beat Nara 30-0 and Veraya beat Spartak 72-9.

Team P W D L PD Pt
Kentrashut 2 2 0 0 137 6
Veraya 2 2 0 0 90 6
Spartak 2 1 0 1 -45 4
Nara 2 0 0 2 -164 2
Dynamo 1 0 0 1 -18 1
Treshers 1 0 0 1 -60 1

Cook Island

The Cook Islands regular season has come to an end. Though complete results have been hard to come by the 5th round saw Avatiu Eels beat Tupapa Panthers 12-8 and Arorang Bears drew 20-20 with Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles. In the semi finals there teams will meat each other again.

Team P W D L PD Pt
Avatiu 5 5 0 0 72 10
Ngatangiia/Matavera 4 1 1 2 8 3
Arorangi 3 1 1 1 -33 3
Tupapa 2 1 0 1 10 2
Aitutaki 2 0 0 2 -5 0
Titikaveka 2 0 0 2 -52 0


South have gone ahead by 4 points winning the fourth round against North 44-36.

Team P W D L PD Pt
South 4 3 0 1 16 6
North 4 1 0 3 -16 2

Canadian Rugby League

SAINTS have forged ties with Canadian Rugby League to further the sport across the water.

Service Area Co-Ordinator Steve Leonard and Paul Sculthorpe met with Chris and Kristine Diamond to discuss how the club could promote their upcoming game against the USA.

“We have been in contact with the Canadian Rugby League for a while and it was great to meet Chris and Kristine said Steve. “They will be taking back a whole host of goodies as a memento of their visit and we will be sending a kit and balls across the water to spread the Saints in Canada.”

European tournament News

The European Shield and Bowl dates have been announced by the RLEF. The European Shield has 6 nations in two groups competing. The Shield west consists of Serbia, Germany and Czech Republic while Shield East has Russia, Latvia and Ukraine. The Euro Bowl has Malta, Norway and Belgium competing, the first game in that series has been announced between Norway and Malta.

27th June – Russia v Ukraine, Dinamo Stadium, Moscow, 7pm

29th June – Ukraine v Latvia, Narofominsk, Moscow, 3pm

31st July – Latvia v Russia, Riga, Upezhtsiems Stadium, 1pm

26th June – Czech Republic v Serbia, RK Petrovice, Prague, 5pm

3rd July – Serbia v Germany, FK Radnicki Stadium, Belgrade, 5.30pm

17th July – Germany v Czech Republic, Hochspeyer, Kaiserslautern, 5pm

4th June – Malta v Norway XIII, Hamrun, Malta, 7pm

Daniel Andruczyk’s email: daniel@rugbyleagueinternationalscores.com
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17 Responses to “RLIF Has Some Revolution in the Air?”

  1. Ashley says:

    Hey, Ballynahinch and East Belfast was rearranged for June. So not played.

  2. Jon says:

    Any news if Catalonia will be playing any internationals this summer Dan?

  3. Jon says:

    Oh dear. I’ve heard responses like that from the RLEF before.

  4. Dan says:

    First up, great site. Keep up the good work. 🙂

    Secondly, good to see that the RLIF Executive is going to have a couple of new voices. Not enough to upset the balance of power (which seems to be nodding along with Colin Love at a nice lunch in a nice location) but a step in the right direction.

    • druzik says:

      Thanks… the site is getting revamped slowly and made even better!

      Yerah… I think there is a massive conflict of interest with the current RLIF board… but at least, like you say, there is a step in the right direction. I am hoping that the two new positions will go to the RLEF and for the RLPF.

  5. C.T.SANDERS says:


    • druzik says:

      Its still there, this year they have had a quiet year due to the RLEF stuff ups and other factors, but a few local games were played and John Slade is always looking to host teams and travel. He does prefer the tournaments but at the moment will take any game.

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  7. C.T.SANDERS says:

    so what is happening in catalonia daniel?once more the poms don’t know what they are doing which is just typical.no wonder they’re the world chumps in rugby league

    • druzik says:

      They just finished their domestic competition and also had an international against the Czech republic.

      The Brits tend to know more about what is going on in RL than the vast majority of Aussies or Kiwis!

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