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The Domestic Season Ski’s on!

By Daniel Andruczyk This week sees three nations having continued with their domestic competitions over the Christmas and New Years period. France played out their catch up matches and had a round postponed with the recent heavy snow. Malta and Lebanon also continued with their domestic comps though no snow to worry about there. Unfortunate news too on the years first international. Domestic Competitions Malta The...

World Rugby League Rankings for 2009

By Daniel Andruczyk Happy New year to all the readers of RLIS! I hope that you had a prosperous and safe Christmas and New year holiday and that those of you in Europe aren’t frozen too much and those in Australia haven’t melted. I myself have been on a short break with some family from Sweden playing tourist guide and I must say I found some absolutely wonderful spots that I never knew existed along the way. Well...

New South Wales team taking shape.

By Daniel Andruczyk The last couple of weeks has seen many developments in Rugby league, not only internationally but also domestically Domestic News The new Southern Wales team has opened up registrations for players to to try out for the new Championship 1 team. In the wake of NRL players continuing to behave badly off field the NRL has called for a summit to sober up the NRL The City/country origin match will go...

Tough Start for Debutants

By Daniel Andruczyk So Its been a couple weeks since the last round up and the competitions in France and Lebanon have continued on their merry way. In France, Lezignan are exerting their dominance once again while in Lebanon the new teams have found the going in the first couple of rounds very tough. Lebanon The two new teams to enter the Bank of Beirut Championships, the Wolves and AUST have found the going tough...

The Simulation – Rugby Leagues International Tournaments – Year 4.

By Daniel Andruczyk So far the first three years have had teams compete in regional championships like the European Cup.  The logical progression from these is that the winners then get to play in some higher cross regional tournaments, one being the RLIF Cup where its the natural progression from the current Four Nations, that is its been expanded to a six nations tournament. Today’s blog looks at the last year in...

The Simulation – Rugby Leagues International Tournaments – Year 2.

By Daniel Andruczyk Last blog I started a simulation that is based on the 4 ways to fix international rugby league. I covered the qualifiers for regional tournaments in Year 1 and now in year 2 of the four year cycle we look at the Finals of these regional championships. At the same time, teams that did not make it to the regional championships they embark on their world cup qualifying. Pacific Nations Cup From the...

The Simulation – Rugby Leagues International Tournaments – Year 1.

By Daniel Andruczyk Back in October and November I set out a four part series of blogs that outlined my views on how to fix International Rugby League (Read them here). One of the points I made that Rugby League needs a structured four year cycle of tournaments that allows teams to participate and have a chance of sitting at the table with the big boys. This weeks blogs I have done a simulation to create scores and...

Wales and Australia in the Battle of Blackwood

By Daniel Andruczyk The weekends proceedings opened up with a very tough Junior international between the Welsh U18’s and the Australian Institute of Sport. The Czech Republic had their last round before the winter break in Beroun and the Cup final in South Africa was played with an upset in the final. But first the Rugby League World Magazine’s world 13 was announced this week with the Aussies dominating things...
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