Cabramatta/International 9s Draw

By Daniel Andruczyk This weekend sees the Rugby League season in Australia kick off on earnest with trial matches starting as well as the annual Cabramatta/International 9s tournament kick off. This year sees a an absence of the crowd favourites Japan, who have opted to fly to Hawaii this year to take on the USA in Honolulu on the 9th of June. This announcement was made on twitter by David Niu yesterday and though...

Russia: A New Era in the East for Rugby League: Part 2

By Daniel Andruczyk Today I continue with the second part of the Russian Rugby League story and look to  at how they are looking to grow the sport from the turmoil of 2008 and also how, if anyone wants to help them out and get in touch with them, can do so. The Way Forward With Russia having lost its benefactor and also its status in the sports ministry, it has meant that the financial resources have been very...

Parliament Celebrates Rugby League Successes

Sent by Mark Ramsdale Ltd on behalf of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group, mark@markramsdale.com Greater activity expected in 2012 Tonight (31st January 2012), the Parliamentary Rugby League Group held its annual dinner in the House of Lords.  The dinner, sponsored by the RFL is attended by Lords, MPs, Associate Members of the Parliamentary Group and selects guests and provides the chance to look back at the work...

The Czech Rugby League domestic competition to expand in 2012

From the Czech Rugby League The senior Czech Rugby League teams will be divided into 2 divisions in 2012. This decision was made at the CZRLA’s 2012 AGM, where formal proposals were accepted from 4 new clubs – Hradec Kralove, Mikulov, Usti Nad Labem and Havlíčkův Brod – for Associate Membership of the sport’s Czech governing body, while the Prague Vikings, who have competed in all 3 years of the Czech Rugby League...

When Positive becomes Negative?

By Daniel Andruczyk Over the years I have been on many forums and posted on many articles about the need to grow Rugby League internationally. In general, some media in Australia aside, the consensus is that for the sport so survive, grow and thrive, then this is exactly what needs to happen. Now there are so many ideas floating around out there from many people about how this should be done, and this is wonderful...

Russia – A New Era in the East for Rugby League: Part 1

By Daniel Andruczyk Recently I have been in touch with the Russian Rugby League. They have been kind enough to give me some of the background on what’s been going on with Russia there and also what their hopes, goals and plans for the future are as well as offering to the world unique opportunities for investing in the RRL and Russia. Rugby League in Russia Last year in the European World Cup Qualifiers four...

Russia Seeks Sponsors and John Slade Joins the RRL Board

By Daniel Andruczyk Recently a lot of news has started to feed into twitter and Facebook from the Russian Rugby League. They are now seeking corporate sponsors and to help fund the new 9s team that they intend to send to several tournaments around Europe as well as the Canadian tour later this year. Also Estonian Rugby/Rugby Leagues head, John Slade has also been voted onto the Russian Rugby Leagues Board as their...

EUROPEAN RUGBY LEAGUE COACHES PASS NEXT TEST

From Phil Caplan, RLEF The RLEF’s three-year project to implement a standardised technical strategy, which will produce accredited coach educators throughout the regions, continued in Dublin this week with the Western European candidates completing the second of the three phase programme. Two Irish, three Dutch, three Norwegian and three Swedish delegates, plus Roderick Attard from Malta Rugby League who was unable...
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