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Ukraine in Serbia for the Slavic Cup and South Africa Prepare for WC

Various The Ukranian’s are on a two game tour of Serbia where they will play the next leg of the Slavic Cup. The South Africans are preparing for their World Cup Qualifiers with a warm up match against the Canadians. Also some news from the USARL AGM with more youth development. UKRAINE UNDERTAKE TWO GAME RUGBY LEAGUE TOUR OF SERBIA From Phil Caplan The Ukrainian Rugby league team arrive in Serbia this week on a...

The Rise of Rugby League in Poland

By Daniel Andruczyk Attempts to form Rugby League in Poland have had their ups and down over the last couple years. However finally the the sport has found its advocates and supporters not only overseas but in Poland itself. Łukasz Łucka (pr. W-oo-ka-sh W-oo-ts-ka), has set up the first ever Rugby League club in Poland. Łukasz lives in the central city of Łόdź (pr. W-oo-j). Łόdź used to be a textile powerhouse, a...

FIRL Press Release–Everything is ready! Italy Starts its Road to the Cup

From FIRL media F.I.R.L, with the recent tour to England by its national A side, has been able to finalise the Azurri side, that will participate in the upcoming 2013 World Cup qualifications. Captained by Anthony Minichello and Cameran Cirarldo, the Italian Rugby League national side will play in the European tournament where the last two places for the qualification for the 2013 World Cup will be assigned. Italy...

2013 Rugby League World Cup European Qualifier Squads Announced

From Phil Caplan Italy, Lebanon, Russia and Serbia have unveiled their squads for next month’s 2013 Rugby League World Cup European Zone Qualifiers. Joint-captained by Anthony Minichello and Cameran Cirarldo, the Italian’s kick off the round robin tournament when they host Russia in Padova on the 15th October. Vice president Fabio Di Pietro noted that being on the road to the World stage is a massive achievement....

2013 World Cup Atlantic Qualifier Squads Announced

From Phil Caplan USA, Jamaica and South Africa have announced their 30-man squads for October’s 2013 Rugby League World Cup Atlantic Qualifiers in Philadelphia. While the hosts and the men from the Caribbean can call on players with Super League and NRL experience, the South African Rhinos are exclusively drawn from their domestic competition, with Tuks Bulls from Northern Gauteng having the most representatives....

RLIS is Back on Board

By Daniel Andruczyk I am back from my two weeks of travels. I would love to say that its been a nice relaxing time, but I have been hard at work the whole time both in my physics and also Rugby League. Much has been happening in the world of Rugby League, and so lets do a bit of a round up of the last two weeks. Congrats to Simon and Kathy Cooper … and Germany! First up I would like to extend my congratulations...

CARLO NAPOLITANO ANNOUNCES THE ITALIAN SQUAD FOR THE WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION

From the FIRL media office Carlo Napolitano, Head Coach of the Italian National Rugby League side, (Monday 29th August 2011) announced the squad that will participate in the qualification for the World Cup from the 15th October till 29th October 2011. Coach Napolitano, together with his staff has named the following 50 players for the qualifications. Anthony Minichiello (C) Sydney City Roosters / NRL Josh White...

The Rugby League Family Grows.

By Daniel Andruczyk If there is ever am example of a way to do things in Rugby League, Its Europe and the European Federation. Ever since its establishment we have seen the number of countries in Europe that play Rugby league explode from just a few to now well over twenty. Yesterday the hard work over the last 10 years that Lebanon and Serbia have put into to the sport has been officially recognised by the Rugby...
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