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Wildcats Maul the Knights in Championship Upset

By Daniel Andruczyk at Greenwich High School Stadium New York Knights 10 (00) – 42 (20) Connecticut Wildcats All season the New York Knights have been the dominant team, in fact they have been the dominant team in the last few years. Their main rivals through this period have been the Connecticut Wildcats and with memory of last years Grand Final loss the Wildcats were out for some revenge. The Knights had a...

Fight Give the Best Present

By Daniel Andruczyk This months theme has been very much American centric at RLIS. Both the AMNRL and USARL are getting down to the nitty, gritty of their season with play offs and Championship finals approaching. Both the Axemen and Fight have shown that they are the dominant teams in the USARL while the AMNRL the Knight and Wildcats are also showing they are the top dogs. With the cold relations starting to thaw...

England-Midlands U18s Undertake Second Pioneering Tour to Serbia

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media The England-Midlands U18s depart for Belgrade, Serbia on Thursday 15th August where they face Germany and the hosts at the Rugby League European Federation Youth Festival. The Midlands select played at the same event in 2012 where they faced Lebanon and Serbia. “The experience last year left a lasting impression on many young players,” commented David Butler who will manage the tour....

The PAL Tamaraws Back Bone

From Erick Elefante The weekend warriors – the Park Rugby League or Park Footie players are the unsung heroes of the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) national side the PAL Tamaraws. For without them the Philippines would not have a competitive International Rugby League team, such early on in its formation. On Saturday the 10th of August the Tweed Coast Raiders club played the Parkwood Sharks in the B...

Rugby League Reconciliation

By Brian Lowe In a major gesture towards reconciliation, the American National Rugby League and USA Rugby League have agreed to jointly host the second Colonial Cup Test match between the United States and Canada. The USA Tomahawks will play the Canadian Wolverines at A.A. Garthwaite Stadium in Conshohocken, PA, on Saturday, August 24, 2013. The international match will follow the USARL Championship Final. The...

Time to Draw a Line

By Daniel Andruczyk Another year of Rugby League in the USA is almost done. Both the AMNRL and USARL have finished their regular seasons and are about to kick off their play-offs. Over the last 10 weeks I have been to many of the Rugby League matches from both competitions. I have seen a range of teams both competitions have to offer from the good, to the bad and to the ugly. I have spoken with many of the players...

RUSSIA TAKE RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN SHIELD AFTER GERMANS FAIL TO GET VISAS IN TIME

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media Russia have been awarded the 2012-3 Rugby League European Shield after their final game at home to Germany this weekend was called off, after a number of the opposition players failed to apply for their visas in time. The Bears, who were overwhelming favourites to beat the bottom of the table Germans – who are now relegated to the European Bowl – needed a point to claim the crown. They...

First time to play Rugby League on Grass!

From Erik Elefante, PNRL When Marlyn Simpson sent the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) the latest pictures of the San Narciso Junior Rugby League team training at the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) she titled the photos, “First time to play Rugby League on Grass”! There are many things that Rugby League children and their families take for granted in Australia, France, New Zealand (NZ) and the...
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