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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...

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...

A Conference System for the NRL?

By Keith Whitelock Last year the debate about how the NRL should be structured if at all was raging on the forum. One of the Posters Keith Whitelock had a very interesting idea using the conference system. So for this blog I have asked Keith to write a about and explain it in some more detail. A Conference System for the NRL? David Gallop has done nothing to distil the widely believed consensus that two new teams...

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...
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