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Italy and the Czech’s look to build on a New Year

Various This week some good news to come out of Europe with the Czech’s looking to build on last years successes. While it finally seems that things are getting sorted out in Italy with a restructuring of FIRL and a new interim board elected while it come into line with Italy’s Olympic guidelines. CZRLA LOOKS TO BUILD ON SOLID 2011 From Phil Caplan The Czech Rugby League Association has hailed 2011 as, ‘a solid...

“You Got to be kidding Ref!”…

By Daniel Andruczyk These words could not be used to great effect by the captains of NRL teams. In what could be a big step to killing off controversial tries in the National Rugby League in Australia it is being proposed that captains get the ability to challenge the call of a referee, like in tennis. See the article here. If anyone has listened to my radio show over the last couple years, you would remember that...

A New Year and New Hope

By Daniel Andruczyk Happy New Year to everyone! Yes I am back. Sorry for the long break, but several things came up all at once that needed my attention… like my job and my father visiting for a month where we embarked on a road trip across the Eastern United States managing to visit 21 states and one district in 4 weeks. It also gave me a chance to have a bit of a break, it has been a long year with much going on...

Pakistan Rugby League Kicks off!

By Various News from about the New Pakistan Rugby League came out this week. They will get their first game against a BARLA select in Dubai later this month. HISTORIC KICK OFF FOR PAKISTAN RUGBY LEAGUE From Steve Manning Pakistan Rugby League will play their first ever game against a British Amateur Rugby League select team in Dubai at the World Famous Sport City stadium, 29th November. Rugby League has established...

Vanuatu nominate for the Cabramatta International 9’s

Via Tony Munro Vanuatu is expected to become the latest country to field a ‘national’ Rugby League team when it plays in the 11th Cabramatta International Nines in south western Sydney in February. Organiser Dane Campbell is currently in Fiji where he has run a coaching clinic and selection trial for Fijian based Vanuatu eligible players.  He also plans to travel to Vanuatu to ensure the squad includes...

More News from North America

Various Some more news from the North American continent. With Rugby League winding down in most places its great to see that there is still lots happening in and around the place. Youth programs in the USA, and coaching clinics in Canada as well as help for the Jamaicans. It great to see that the sport is till rumbling on. RUGBY LEAGUE PLANET BOOSTS THE GREATEST GAME IN REGGAE LAND From Romeo Monteith Jamaican...

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...
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