THE LIONS ROAR AGAIN

From Tiziano Franchini, F.I.R.L. On Saturday, July 20, 2013, in Piacenza the Italian State of Origin between the Longobardi and Leoni Veneti was played. The Leoni came through in a well contested and intense match 30 to 40. The two selections, played an open and tough game full of hard tackles, the match was not just for the pride of each zone but an opportunity for the players to push for their places in the...

Reggae Warriors fall to Canada in Rugby League

From Romeo Monteith, Jamaican Rugby League Canada Wolverines stopped Jamaica Reggae Warriors 38-14 in a hotly contested international game at the Lamport Stadium in Toronto on Saturday, July 20. The teams battled before 5788 fans for the Caribbean Carnival Cup in its third instalment. The Reggae Warriors knew they were in for a rough day when two late tackles on their halves in the first set went unpunished by the...

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....

Tourist impressed with Rugby League development in San Narciso, Zambales!!!

From Erick Elefante Tom and Marlyn Simpson were supposed to have retired to La Paz beach in San Narciso, Zambales. But instead they’ve been laying the foundations for Rugby League the “Greatest Game of All” at this picturesque fishing town in the Philippines. Working when you have supposed to have retired has infected other members of the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) board. With PNRL board member Chris...

Season Start

By Daniel Andruczyk So after a long break, where well I just needed to recharge and also my regular job got really intense and busy, I am finally able to came back and start writing about the sport I love once more. I’d like to just say a thanks to everyone that did write to me seeing if everything was OK and its nice to know that RLIS is appreciated. But probably by the end of the year there will be changes, but...

Festival of World Cups

By Daniel Andruczyk 2013 is shaping up to be a huge year for Rugby League internationally. Not only do we have the first grade world cup for the men, but there are five other world cups being played as well: Women’s, Wheelchair, Students, Armed Forces and Police Forces. Though there is a website (see here) it seems that they get a small showing on the various media outlets and as always we down play them. So here...

USA Names Colonial Cup Squad

From Brian Lowe, AMNRL media The American National Rugby League has named an 18-man squad for the opening game of the Colonial Cup series against Canada. The match is scheduled to be played this Saturday night at Lamport Stadium in Toronto. The Tomahawks’ squad is dominated by the AMNRL’s Atlantic Conference’s Connecticut Wildcats who have eight players on the roster.  The reigning champion New York Knights have...

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 team...
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