The Rugby League White Paper

By Daniel Andruczyk Rugby League lacks a coherent structure around the world and this is what is holding it back as a legitimately recognised sport internationally. There are four areas that need to be addressed and in this White Paper they are looked at and coherent sensible solutions proposed that over time can be built upon. First the governing body, The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) needs to be...

Leeds World Champions and International News

By Daniel Andruczyk Leeds do it Tough Against Manly Friday saw the Leeds Rhinos take on the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the latest chapter of the World Club Challenge. This was once again touted by many Aussie fans as an easy walk for the Australian Club that it will show how much the English are behind, certainly this was the trend in the last three years, but Leeds certainly showed that the top Super league...

A Rare Opportunity

By Daniel Andruczyk Reports this week from Steve Mascord have the English Coach, Steve McNamara, upset about having to stay home this year and not tour Australia and New Zealand because of the NRLs RLPA saying that players need to be rested so they don’t burn out for next year, (Steve’s story here). However, I myself feel that this can be a unique opportunity for International Rugby League. Why doesn’t England tour...

CALDERDALE COLLEGE WIN TROPHY IN GOZO

From Anthony Micaleff Gozo welcomed its first rugby game last night when Gozo Rugby League hosted Calderdale College U19’s at Sannat. Damp conditions didn’t scare the faithful of curious onlookers that came to support the local team in its first home match, those in attendance watching a gifted Calderdale College claim the Dove Men+Care Trophy after an emphatic 58-6 victory. The touring team from...

THE F.I.R.L. BEGINS AGAIN FROM CREMONA

Via Tiziano Franchini After the recent renewal of the collaboration between Paul Broadbent and the Italian Rugby League. PAUL BROADBENT ALREADY AT WORK The former British Lion, has already started work on the first Rugby league camp of the year organised by FIRL, held on 11th Saturday, February, 2012, at the sports San Zeno sports center of Cremona. The stage began with a press conference in the meeting room of the...

Scholarship players lead GC Foster and Mico University to victory in Inter-col Rugby League Championship

From Romeo Monteith GC Foster College 24 def. UWI 20 (Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012) Mona Bowl, 4pm On Wednesday, reigning Inter-col champions, University of the West Indies (UWI) were upstaged by GC Foster College in a closely fought contest at the Mona Bowl. UWI took the lead when prop forward Chad Dillion crashed over for a try after only 5 minutes. Kemoy Whyte slotted over the conversion for an extra two points to...

Starting Over Again–The Independent Commission

By Daniel Andruczyk So it has finally happened, the long awaited has arrived and hails to be a new dawn for the sport in Australia. Finally there is one governing body that “apparently” overseas all aspects of the sport in Australia. I say apparently since there are a couple areas seem to still be neglected by this commission, well it has been neglected by the media in their description of what the commission will...

Digicel Cup down to nine

By Daniel Andruczyk Some news from around the world today, reaching from the corners of the Pacific and to the USA and Europe. News from Papua New Guinea where the Digicel Cup has been reduced to nine teams, also it finally seems that the PNGRFL will have their AGM. In the USA the Donnybrook Cup is getting closer and it also seems like there is a full international calendar for the Hawaiians. PNGRFL elections THE...
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