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USARL–Breakaway Competition in America

From the USARL Organisation January 10, 2011 (NEW YORK, NEW YORK) – Nine prominent Rugby League clubs announced the formation of a new national competition today, the USA Rugby League (www.usarugbyleague.com), which will hold its inaugural season in the summer of 2011. Seven clubs that have committed to the inaugural USARL competition already have a history of top-level Rugby League play in the United States. ...

It Starts All Again

By Daniel Andruczyk The first week of 2011 has already thrown up some interesting talking points all around the world. The USA seems to be powering along despite some supposed grumblings in the ranks. We have our first international swap for the year and a surprising one and the Kangaroos top job has been decided. Musical Chairs So Willie Mason is a Tongan again. After playing in the 2000 World Cup he abandoned his...

IRFL Year in Review – 2010

By Joel Morgan The Italia Rugby Football League began with a bang similar to an Independence Day fireworks event as the public announcement was officially published on July 4th – with the formation of this Rugby League Federation in Italy, hence the ITALIA RFL and the pathway for growth set. The Campionato Italia Rugby League (iRFLeague) brought our code – Rugby a XIII to Central and Southern Italy for the...

The American Road Trip and Southern Expansion

By Daniel Andruczyk Happy New Year! I hope that all my readers have had a great and safe New Year Celebrations and didn’t over do it and all got home safely. Well, my Christmas and New Year break has been quite eventful. I did a road trip down to Florida from Illinois, one of a couple thousand miles. I have seen some pretty amazing things here, one that makes you realise the potential of this country in anything it...

Rugby League International Scores 2010 World Rankings

By Daniel Andruczyk With the International Season Officially over for the year its time to get the world ranking out again. Once again The RLIF does not seem to have any official rankings out so Rugby league International Scores has got its ranking out again as a guide. Last years ranking stirred a lot of controversy and debate as many of the “Top Teams” were listed very low. This year some teams have gone up and...

Another Year of International Rugby League is Complete

By Daniel Andruczyk So we are at the end of 2010 and all the International Matches for the year are also complete. Over the last week there were only two Schoolboy matches to be done in France, which saw the Aussies end their tour on a high. France, with the Elite 1 has gone into recession with only 1 match to be caught up and that was done on Sunday. So a quick review of where things have gone internationally this...

American Division in the West

By Daniel Andruczyk Now that I have your attention… some encouraging news this week from the Western AMNRL that is being slowly but surely setting up in the USA. It relates more specifically to the Denver (Colorado) Wolverines and the info from Jeff Eberle. It gives a unique insight to the trials and tribulations of setting up a new team let alone sport in an area. The Future Looks Bright The Denver club at the...

The Case Against Tours

By Daniel Andruczyk One of the debates that has come out of recently is that there aren’t any tours in Rugby League any more. The last Ashes tour was in 2003 when Australia went to the UK. But in hind sight I think this is not a bad thing. In fact not having tours ultimately is the best thing that can happen to Rugby League if it wants to truly expand internationally. Big 4 tours In the past tours were performed by...
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