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MALTA NAMES 42-MAN SQUAD AHEAD OF GERMANY AND NORWAY INTERNATIONALS

From Anthony Micallef The Malta Rugby League (MRL) has named a 42-man train-on squad ahead of the 2011 European Shield tournament next month. The Knights squad includes Crusaders Super League star Jarrod Sammut, the playmaker hoping to make his fifth appearance for the national team, while Penrith Panthers U20’s pivot Justin Genovese is a debutant in the Malta squad. Malta coach Anthony Micallef named six different...

International Origin – What Did We Learn?

Daniel Andruczyk Friday the 10th of June saw one of the “newer” innovations in Rugby League come to fruition. I have it in quotation marks because in reality its not a new innovation in Rugby League. The International Origin match played in Leeds saw the England Lions team take on an Exiles team, the exiles team was meant to be made up of Australians and New Zealanders. The Exiles in a last minute dash were able to...

Europe Continues to Spread the Gospel and Rumour Mill

By Daniel Andruczyk Europe, its probably safe to say is the spear head of the global expansion of the game of Rugby League around the world. Now I don’t mean that the RLEF it self is necessarily the one going out and setting countries up, that is done by individuals, but it has the structure and plan to give guidance and support to counties in any which way it can. It also now has some semblance of an structure...

The First r-Evolution League Match!

From Joel Morgan, IRLF Magnifici Firenze win against a tough Spartans Catania: 24-04 At the university campus fields of CUS Catania, before an audience of about 100 people was held the first match of the Italia RFL Championship Also this year the Catania franchise – the Spartans managed to bring together players who represent the entire rugby city. They in fact present athletes from San Gregorio, Amatori, Cus,...

Rhode Island Expanding into Schools

By Daniel Andruczyk With the first round of the USARL having been played on the weekend, one of the newer clubs, the Rhode Island Rebellion, were kind enough to have a chat with me through the week on their first thought and impressions and also discuss where they are heading with the development of the sport in the Rhode Island area. Lawrence Almagno and Josh Price talked about the History of the club, the...

Press Releases – Germany and BARLA Tour and Lebanon

Phil Caplan, RLEF media Office Three important releases from Europe today with the first BARLA Game played against the Serbian Students. The German Bundesliga is set to kick off this weekend with  5 teams across the Heartland in the West. Lebanon also have news with their preparations for the World Cup Qualifiers. GERMAN RUGBY LEAGUE BUNDESLIGA SET FOR KICK OFF Tomorrow (Friday) sees the launch of the first German...

The Weekend Wrap Up – Part 2

By Daniel Andruczyk Rugby league is now in full swing around the world. Many countries are into their domestic seasons and on the weekend there were 11 that had matches and there was an international played in France too. In part 2 results for Italy, USA, Russia and New Zealand as well as an international: Italy In Italy the IRFL have launched their competition. Two games were played Catania 4-24 Firenze, Rome 52-4...

The weekends wrap up – Part 1

By Daniel Andruczyk Rugby league is now in full swing around the world. Many countries are into their domestic seasons and on the weekend there were 11 that had matches and there was an international played in France too. In part 1 results for Australia, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Papua New Guinea and Jamaica: Australia – NRL In the NRL round 13 was completed. Canterbury 4-38 Manly, Parramatta 14-14 St...
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