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2012 EUROPEAN BOWL PREVIEW: CZECH REPUBLIC v HUNGARY XIII

From Phil Caplan, RLEF   Hungary and the Czech Republic meet again on Saturday in the 2012 European Bowl. Last year the Czechs visited Hungary and won their first silverware, claiming the Bowl courtesy of a 38-16 victory in Keskemet. This weekend, the Magyar Bulls head to Vrchlabi, 130km north-east of Prague, to try to register a first win in the sport for a Hungarian side. Since taking up rugby league last...

Mead Stirs up a Storm

By Daniel Andruczyk Once again interesting times for Rugby league this week. Hot on the heals of this years Origin selection controversies, we seem to have a new one already for for next year. But in some ways I think this one could be more good news than bad. Also a small comment on the reaction to the Moroccan Rugby League affair. David Mead Turns His Back on PNG Yesterday is was reported that David mead, a Papua...

Highlights from the World Cup Qualifiers

By various Today some highlights from the European Qualifiers for the world cup. These are up on you tube enjoy! Italy vs, Lebanon Italy vs. Lebanon WC2013 Qualifier – 2011. Serbia vs. Russia Serbia vs. Russia WC2013 Qualifier – 2011 Serbia vs. Italy Serbia vs. Italy WC2013 Qualifier – 2011 Italy vs. Russia Italy vs. Russia WC2013 Qualifier – 2011   Daniel Andruczyk’s email:...

Bulls, Eagles and Pioneers

By Daniel Andruczyk Its been an interesting time the last couple weeks. The Bradford Bulls saga goes on with now some time being extended to find investors that can save the club. BARLA toured the Czech Republic and The GB Pioneers have completed a highly successful tour of Lodz in Poland. Also the Manly Sea Eagles are looking at plans, that have been wrongly reported as being a first in Rugby League, to get their...

MEP REVERSES ATTEMPTS TO BLOCK RUGBY LEAGUE IN MOROCCO

From Phil Caplan, RLEF The intervention of MEP Brian Simpson helped to prevent a major incident after the touring Lebanon Espoirs were prevented from entering the Berrechid municipal stadium to play a Morocco XIII. The Moroccan rugby league – which Remond Safi, the Rugby League European Federation’s MENA Regional Director, has been heavily involved in forming over the past 18 months – were informed at...

RED STAR MAKE HISTORIC VISIT TO REPUBLIKA SRPSKA

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Rugby league’s historical link with the Balkans received a further filip after Red Star Belgrade played the White Rabbits of Banja Luka on Saturday. The visitors led 14-0 at the interval and ran out 28-6 winners but the result was secondary to the match’s symbolism. Banja Luka staged the first – and only – rugby league international match played by the Yugoslavian national side, against the...

Parliamentary Rugby League Group Chairman urges further protection for BBC Local Radio sports coverage

By Mark Ramsdale During a Parliamentary Debate today (Tuesday 10th July) on The Future of the BBC, Parliamentary Rugby League Group Chairman Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland highlighted the Group’s campaign to protect BBC Local Radio sport coverage, and urged the BBC to take the further step to protect evening local broadcasts. Welcoming the work done by BBC after executives met with Group Officers in...

Catch Up Rugby League: Part 2

By Various OK, so am continuing to catch up on the news from around the world. This is the last of the press releases and I will do a commentary in my next article. There is a lot to discuss and think about in the world of Rugby League. Maxfield and Duhaney Park post wins in Rugby League By Romeo Monteith, JRLA The Jamaica Rugby League Association’s 2012 national club championship continued on Saturday with...
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