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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...

GB STUDENT PIONEERS RETURN FROM TENSE RUGBY LEAGUE TOUR OF MOROCCO

From Phil Caplan The Great Britain Student Rugby League Pioneers have returned from an eventful trip to Morocco, where their playing schedule was interrupted by a combination of rugby union intrusion and unavailable facilities. “The Moroccans made us feel really welcome and they have a real desire to play rugby league,” said tour manager Steve Curtis. “We played against four of their club sides who were spread out...

Poland Rugby League – Crowd funding to support development!

From Polska Rugby League Rugby League in Poland has existed for a little over two years yet in that short period of time a dedicated workforce of volunteers have made serious strides in introducing a sport to a nation which had little or knowledge of the 13-a side game. It all began in 2011 when 20-year-old student Lukasz Lukca was searching the internet for a sport or activity that he could introduce to his home...

Tonga Rugby League Jersey Appeal

From Ben Cheesman, Tonga Rugby League The Tongan Rugby League is currently seeking donations from junior clubs ahead of its upcoming inaugural primary schools competition. The Tongan Rugby League will commence a primary school rugby league program this March comprising of a series of clinics and coach/referee education sessions and will culminate in a junior gala day to coincide with our upcoming senior rugby...

Vanuatu South Sea Tour Kicks Off

From Vanuatu Rugby League The Vanuatu-South Sea Invitational tour will officially kick off this Thursday (21st February), with the core travel group, which consists of current national team players Kunro Kalo, Patrick August, Jason Pakoasongi and Kalpat Kalmar, departing their training base on the Sunshine Coast (Queensland) and heading north for the 12 day tour. The past 4 days have seen the Vanuatu based members...

THREE ITALIANS IN ENGLAND – FIRL

From Tiziano Franchini, FIRL After the arrival of Stefano Cardella and Francesco De Milito to Coventry Bears ten days ago now it’s Fabrizio Ciaurro’s time to join the English team, he will arrive and be part on Tuesday. Stefano Cardella, man of XIII of Duomo of Milan in the last two Italian seasons, prop, hooker or second line with 22 years old and experience in the Azzurra during the last European Shield, was the...

News from Europe Part 2

By Various More news from Europe with the Ukrainians completing the RLEF technical strategy and the Germans and Warrington link starting to provide dividends for Rugby League Deutschland. UKRAINE RL COMPLETES RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN FEDERATION TECHNICAL STRATEGY From Phil Caplan, RLEF Ukraine became the latest country to complete its tutor training programme under the RLEF’s three-year Technical Strategy, which is...
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