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Germany Win Scandinavian Cup, Central Asian Tour, Tonga and the Round Up.

By Daniel Andruczyk There is a massive amount of international Rugby League this week to cover! The GB Pioneers are touring Central Asia in July and have announced their matches. Also Tonga have got a schedule of their matches to me while Melbourne have been usurped of their top spot in the NRL. Super league is getting closer to its first big day of the season and Lebanon is also getting close to the end of the...

A Brief History of Time – Middle east and North Africa

By Daniel Andruczyk Another article I wrote for Rugby League Review. Rugby League over the last 5 – 10 years has enjoyed a real growth spurt. Like a child entering adolescence and teenage years the sport has grown and along the way had its teething problems. One of the largest growth spurts has been in the Middle East. From humble beginnings, with no rugby league having had been played in anger before 2002, the...

The Russian Bear Rises.

By Daniel Andruczyk Todays blog is an article I wrote for Rugby League Review April edition. Recently there have been many stories about what has been going on in Russia. I have been able to talk to Rasul Sharipov who leads the defence teams in Russia as well as I spoke to Tas Baitieri, the development for the Rugby league International Federation. The history of Russian Rugby League is a long and complicated one,...

News from the Pacific Islands and Germany has a New Strip.

By Daniel Andruczyk But first a round up of the weekends results. In the NRL the Sharks broke their streak, the Super League had is Easter double round and Lebanon is nearing the conclusion of its domestic competition. The Germans unveiled a new looking jersey and some news on Samoa’s year of Rugby league. In Fiji the Quarter Finalists of the Secondary Schools competition are decided and news from Canada. National...

The Travellers and Food Lovers Guide to Rugby League – Riga

By Daniel Andruczyk The last several years I have had the fortunate opportunity to live and work overseas, namely in Germany. My passion for Rugby League found me travelling all over Europe to watch the greatest game and in one case even managed to participate in a tournament. So I have decided to write blogs on my experiences, the travel, food and cities I experienced and share some photos. This month I look at...

European Tournaments finally announced.

By Daniel Andruczyk This week there finally has been some news on the tournaments in Europe. Aside from the Cup, The shield and Bowl as well as the MENA championships have been announced. Around the world most of the domestic championships are either well into their season or in the case of the French are coming close to the end. European tournaments This week the Rugby League European Federation announced the...

The Rise of the Western Dragon

By Daniel Andruczyk Monday night, well it wasn’t the NRL, but just as good I thought. Channel 9 are showing the second ESL game at midnight. It was the Crusaders and Catalans at the Wrexham’s Sportsground. Two things were a stand out, the quality and gritty play of the Crusaders and the decent crowd that came out in that damn cold weather. For those antipodeans that aren’t aware of what’s been happening in the UK...

Controversy Reigns in the NRL

By Daniel Andruczyk This week saw some absolute howler referee decision in the NRL that has brought into question the standard of refs. Super league continues to draw the surprises, Lezignan powers on to the minor premiership in France and Lebanon has some surprise results as well. The Jamaican University Championships came to a close as well. National Rugby League As we have seen in previous years teams that do...
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