2012 CZRLA season kicks off with an historic pre-season 9s tournament

From Andy Mulhall The 2012 Czech Rugby League season kicked off with an historic pre-season 9s tournament involving all 9 of the clubs – Lokomotiva Beroun, Pardubice Jets, Vrchlabi Mad Squirrels, Prague Vikings, Chrudim Angels, Hradec Kralove Broncos, Ústí nad Labem Dragons, Orli Havlíčkův Brod & Mikulov Roosters – at Slatiňany Stadium. Lokomotiva Beroun, the oldest established rugby league club in the Czech...

While we Wait!

By Daniel Andruczyk Once again I need to apologise for being away for a while. With my new job and moving to Princeton I have a lot on my plate and time is a precious commodity. Also I am preparing for a job interview! Anyway as we all know, last week the venues for the group stages were announced, yet we still await on the semis and final announcement. Much debate has gone on about which city should get it and I...

Heartlands Win Out in World Cup Draw

By Daniel Andruczyk Today the 2013 Rugby League World Cup venues have been released. In a fairly conservative move the heartlands of Rugby League in England have been chosen over a few new cities looking to promote the sport more. While all this is taking place, underhandedly the Aussies once agin show that they are bullies in the sport and are looking to undermine the sport internationally. Also in Australia there...

Youth Training School Program Goes Outside!!!

By Lawrence Almagno Yesterday Marked the first day we were able to take the kids outside. Working with about 25 Kids (some kids have been released or have other obligations during our  program). The day started out as usual with  a game of touch. We played for about 20 minutes and reminded the kids of the switch plays that we had used in the previous weeks. Halfway through the game of touch, we froze everyone in...

SOUTH AFRICAN RUGBY LEAGUE ENTERS NEW ERA

From Phil Caplan South African Rugby League has signalled a new era with the adoption of a new constitution and the unveiling of the new ‘National Board of SARL’. The historic meeting in Pretoria followed November’s AGM during which a series of amendments were agreed. New president Kobus Botha was understandably positive with the outcome. “It has been a long task for rugby league in South Africa to achieve...

Tomahawks Win Back the Donnybrook Cup

By Daniel Andruczyk March 17th, St. Patricks Day in Chester PA saw the next instalment of the Donnybrook Cup played out between the USA and Ireland. On and unseasonably hot day for march on the east coast, where temperatures got close to 20 degrees a great crowd of over 2000 turned out at Widener Universities Quick Stadium to see a full days play of Rugby League and Union. It was entertainment galore with the...

Ireland and Rhinos Join Europe while Saudis Land in Lebanon

By Various Today, some great news from around the world with the re-emergence of the Dutch in Europe as a recognised playing nations and the South Africans have also entered the RLEF. Also Resultys from Jamaica and Saudi Arabia have landed in Lebanon for an U18s international. SOUTH AFRICA AND NETHERLANDS FORMALLY JOIN RLEF     From Phil Caplan The South African Rugby League and Nederlandse Rugby League...

Legion XIII featuring Don Drew and TeeJay

By Daniel Andruczyk Today I received a wonderful promotional Video from John Slade and Victor Sapozhnikov who, through their Ukrainian friends have done this awesome video clip featuring Ukraine’s Legion XIII club. It is in Russian but great quality and features the sport with Don Drew and TeeJay. I don’t know about you but quality promo material like this is exactly what needs to start getting out there....
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