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Gallant Crusaders Go Down to the Champions

By Daniel Andruczyk This Weekend saw the Engage Super League season start off. These were a 3rd and 4th round match where Leeds and Harlequins could have time to play Melbourne for the World Club Challenge in a few weeks. Leeds playing the Crusaders produced an outstanding night. Internationally the 9’s schedule was released and France continued with their seasons as well as the Challenge cup matches in the UK and...

Estonia Struggles on

By John Slade This weeks Blog comes from John Slade the President and Coach Of Estonian Rugby. In Estonia Rugby Union and Rugby League all come under the one umbrella and work mutually together. Its a fairly new sport in general in Estonia and so the old rivalry does not exist. I have asked John to come on and write a little bit about Estonian Rugby League. Estonian Rugby League Estonia RL Started in a blaze of...

The Fight for the AMNRL Grand Final

By Daniel Andruczyk No, no… its not a fight to get the AMNRL Grand Final, the Philadelphia Fight did get the AMNRL Grand Final! Also some international results and more good news coming out of Lebanon. A bit in the rumour mill as well this week with Poland. AMNRL Final to Philadelphia The Philadelphia Fight Rugby League Team has been awarded this years American National Rugby League Grand Final. to be held on the...

The Rugby League Season Begins in the UK

By Daniel Andruczyk This week has seen the Challenge Cup begin in the UK. Rugby Leagues crown jewel and the Oldest Rugby League competition in the world sees the Amateur and professional teams pitted against each other. Elsewhere Lebanon and France continue with their seasons. United Kingdom Aside from the warm up matches that Super League and Championship teams are having this week has seen the start of the...

Lebanon marred in Violence.

By Daniel Andruczyk The end of the last week and results have come through for the Maltese, Lebanese and French competitions. In Australia historical events are unfolding with an independent commission to run the sport in that country, while in Lebanon war broke out again… but this time on the Rugby League field. New Rugby League Commission in Australia This week the top Rugby League clubs in Australia signed off...

The Forgotten Game – A French Tragedy

By Daniel Andruczyk A while back I was re-reading one of my great rugby league books, Champaign Rugby [1]. It is an account of what could be described as the Golden age of French Rugby League. But it also hints to one of the greatest tragedies in not only Rugby League but also in sport in general. A tragedy that most Rugby League and Union fans in Australia, Britain and the rest of the Rugby world don’t seem to...

Italy goes on and Broncos in Rhino Land

By Daniel Andruczyk This week the Brisbane Broncos started their tour of South Africa. Italy finally got officially notified of their complaint from the Serbians and a clarification on the 2009 Italian domestic game(s). Italian Clarification Speaking with president Tiziano Franchini this week I asked him what the deal was with the domestic competition, as there were only two games played. He explained to me that...

The First international this weekend

By Daniel Andruczyk With the Unfortunate news that Japan and Portugal had to cancel their international due to a lack of players being released from their clubs, we receive the great news that Lebanon have started their international campaign this week. Middle East Yes that is correct, the Lebanon U16’s flew out on the 13th of January to Doha, Qatar to take on a Qatar schools select (read article). This is the same...
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