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2010 is calendar is building up!

By Daniel Andruczyk As we come near the end of the 2009 season the internationals for the 2010 are starting to be announced. Nine countries so far have tentatively announced matches and and tournaments they will be participating in. So here is the first list for the 2010 season. February Portugal v. Japan – Sydney Australia Leeds Rhinos v. Melbourne storm – Leeds England April Fiji v. Samoa – TBA Fiji Papua New...

Controversies reign.

By Daniel Andruczyk Despite the major international tournaments winding down much is still happening in rugby league around the world, from domestic competitions to lower tier internationals to controversies. Its all happening in the sport! Discovery Challenge The four nation discovery challenge continued with week with The Australian Institute of Sport taking on the French Juniors and running out very, very narrow...

The World Game

By Daniel Andruczyk So as the international season is drawing to a close, lets just have a reminder of just where we saw international matches played this year. All around the world there were some top line matches from the Pacific to the Atlantic. From northern Europe to South Africa. Europe With 5 major tournaments and friendlies this year we saw a total of 22 nations take part in internationals: England, France,...

The International Season Continues.

By Daniel Andruczyk Last weekend saw the final conclusions to to the 4 Nations and Atlantic Cups. To form the favourite team won but not after some scares and being pushed all the way by their opposition. The Discovery Challenge Began this weekend as well with the France Juniors taking on the GB Community Lions. Gillette 4 Nations The 4 Nations saw the English Three Lions take on the might of the Australian...

November Begins With a Bang!

By Daniel Andruczyk The first weekend of November saw the continuation of the 4 Nations and the final conclusions to the European Nations Cup. Gillette 4 Nations To open up proceedings with the Aussies taking on an under strength France at Paris’ Charlety Stadium. As expected the first half showed great resistance from the French team to only be down 8-0 at the break, but the the expected flood came in the second...

How hard can this be?

By Daniel Andruczyk So when I read Steve Mascord’s post “Eligibility rules tightened for league” I naturally got very excited. Finally had the powers that be woken up and decided to follow the rest of the world and actually stop players from swapping and changing nations … alas ‘sigh’ no. In what adds continued frustration to the international side of rugby league, Colin Love et. al. at the Rugby League...

Awesome October Comes to an End

By Daniel Andruczyk … but November is shaping up to be just as good! Yes, yes I heard the cry when the clocked ticked over to November 01 yesterday that such a fantastic month of international rugby league was over. BUT then I realised that another awesome month of international rugby league is now upon us! So lets recap what we have had in the last weekend in terms of results. Sp Brewery Pacific Nations Cup The...

4 Ways to Fix International Rugby League – Part 4

By Daniel Andruczyk Today Tours are discussed and how they fit into the grand scheme of things with the four year cycle and finally a summary of the last week of blogs. Tours Now I will say this once more, I personally feel that the Traditional tours should be done away with. If we are serious about getting international rugby league running that is… but this is for another blog. However there are many, many...
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