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Thinking outside the Box: Smith

By Daniel Andruczyk Last week was a week of turmoil at the Sydney Roosters. Their coach, Brian Smith was given the boot after another dismal season by the Chooks. The players at the Roosters found out about the sacking through a text message and looks like former player Trent Robinson will come in as the new coach. Robinson is at Catalans and has done a great job there to get the team into the top 4 of the Super...

RUGBY LEAGUE ALITALIA EUROPEAN CUP DETAILS RELEASED

From Phil Caplan The fixture details have been confirmed for rugby league’s Alitalia European Cup which will be played this autumn. Scotland, Ireland and England Knights will face each other with the Scots playing in the nation’s capital for the first time thanks to funding from the City of Edinburgh. Rugby League European Federation General Manger Danny Kazandjian expects the Alitalia European Cup, which mirrors...

ITALIANS HEAD FOR RUSSIA – RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN SHIELD

From Phil Capalan The final matches in the first part of the 2012/3 RLEF European Shield will take place this month, with Italy this weekend and Serbia on 22ndSeptember visiting Russia. First up, the Bears will face the Azzurri at the SK NARA Stadium in Naro-Fominsk, 70km south west of Moscow city (kick off 4pm local time). Current league leaders Italy made six changes to the side that defeated Germany last time...

Canada Wins the RLP Development Fund and Barba the Dally M

By Daniel Andruczyk The Dally M awards were given out this week. These are the NRL’s chance to reward the best players in the competition. This year Ben Barba swept the awards with 5 individual ones including the Dally M player of the year. The awards are as Follows: Dally M Player of the Year: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) Provan-Summons Medal: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) The...

Colonial Cup 2012 Teams Announced

By Daniel Andruczyk The teams for this years annual Colonial Cup series between the USA Tomahawks and Canada Wolverines have been announced. Also I have come across some interesting articles, history wise once again, via our good friend Steve Mascord. He posted an article written by Lyle Beaton on the French Domestic competition back in the 1950’s. Also things have got to the point in  PNG where the government have...

Jamaican Rugby League and RLEF

By Various Vauxhall and Duhaney Park into Rugby League Finals From Romeo Monteith The Jamaica Rugby League Association’s 2012 National Club Champion will be decided on September 8 when old foes Vauxhall and Duhaney Park Red Sharks face each other at Up Park at 4pm. The two clubs have emerged from a pack of eight who began the campaign for National supremacy on June 23. There were contrasting semi-finals on Saturday...

Have a look at this!

By Daniel Andruczyk First up, A big thanks to Jovan Vujesovic for showing me this and allowing me to write something about it! The Challenge Cup weekend and the RLEF AGM threw up a lot of things to consider and ponder. I got to meet members from all the European nations playing Rugby League, I got to sit in Club Wembley to watch the game and I also was able to go to the post game function and meet the players. I...

Putting Your Money Where your Mouth is.

By Daniel Andruczyk Often I read on various sources people complaining about this and that subject. In particular I pay most attention to the International Game, and how its image and exposure can be improved. Very often I have come across people that have great ideas, but seem not to take any initiative to try and get them off the ground. Sometimes if someone wants to support the international game or a nation its...
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