More news from Europe

Various Back from a small hiatus, where once again I have been on the road at a conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was hoping to meet up with some of the Avalanche guys here but unfortunately scheduling we just couldn’t make it work. None the less, there is lots of news from Europe this week. The Czech’s have been active as have the Italians and in the UK the tri-county series has ended with Cumbria the winners!...

Controversy Reigns in the 4 Nations

By Daniel Andruczyk The 4 Nations, is in its 1/2 way phase and controversy reigns. While the Welsh have shown their improvement from their match last week. New Zealand though expected to win, should have been a more dominating team. There is still some work to be done against the English next week in Hull. While in the Australian Game against the English rookie referee Henry Perenara made 4 crucial mistakes that...

Ukraine arrive in the UK and Apple US’s Best.

By various This weekend, the Ukrainians have arrived in the UK for a two game tour. This is exciting that they get to do a tour. They will be playing BARLA. Also a big congratulations to Apple Pope who won the RLIF’s USA Player of the Year award. UKRAINE RUGBY LEAGUE ARRIVE FOR TWO GAME TOUR From Phil Caplan On the eve of their fifth birthday, the Ukraine Rugby League side have arrived for a two game tour. They...

Russian Rugby League and Internationals

By Daniel Andruczyk This week saw some great games of Rugby League played throughout the world. With World Cup qualifiers and also the opening to the 4 Nations as well as the European Tri Nations. Fiji and PNG also played a game in PNG while some interesting YouTube clips of the Russian Rugby League have surfaced. Also the Rumour mill resurfaces today with significant news. But first some news from the Malta Rugby...

Italy Take the Last Spot and Russia are Slavic Champions!

Various Italy have grabbed the last spot to make it to the World Cup in a dramatic fashion. They drew with the Lebanese and go through on Point difference. The Russians retain their ttile as Slavic Champions defeating the Serbians in the Milan Kasanovic Cup. ITALY RUGBY LEAGUE MAKE IT TO 2013 WORLD CUP IN DRAMATIC FASHION From Phil Caplan There were tears aplenty and high emotions on both sides in Belgrade as Italy...

More Great News Form Europe

Various Some more great news from Europe this week with new affiliate members being accepted, The War of the Roses in swing with Cumbria winning the opening round and Lebanon and Italy battling it out for the last world Cup qualifiers. Russia and Serbia though won’t be going home empty, they will be fighting it out for the Slavic Cup. RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN FEDERATION FORMALLY ADMITS FOUR NEW MEMBERS From Phil...

Rugby League European Federation Secures Further EC Funding Boost

From Phil Caplan The Rugby League European Federation has received its second successful European Commission grant application this year, with the news that the Sports Unit in Brussels has granted it €104,000 for its ‘Governance Foundation Project’. The project is aimed at strengthening good governance throughout the sport’s burgeoning number of national governing bodies throughout Europe, ensuring they are running...

USA vs. Jamaica – The Interviews

By Daniel Andruczyk I was able to catch up for a few words from Matthew Elliott, the USA coach, the Howards brothers and Dean Thomas from Jamaica as well as a few words from Davis Niu. It was a historic day for Rugby League in the USA, with the Tomahawks winning through to their first ever Rugby League World Cup. First I spoke with Matthew Elliot, the coach of the Tomahawks: Rugby League International Scores:...
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