What The?!

By Daniel Andruczyk Once again it seems that for all the good that Rugby League does, the steps forward it makes, it then seems to take several steps back. England tied up the European Tri-Nations this weekend against France with a big 44-6 win. Izzy Folau came back to the NRL this week, leaving the AFL after being less than successful in that code. However its the referee situation in the NRL that has me...

Winter is Coming

By Daniel Andruczyk In the words of the Stark’s “Winter’s coming”. Maybe in the Game of Thrones this mean that the white walkers are coming to wreak havoc but at least in the Rugby League worlds it means that the International Season is in full swing. Yes you guess it I have been watching a bit of game of thrones recently reason being (Aside from lots of work) a back injury has had me layed up in bed the last week ...

One Dogged Storm

By Daniel Andruczyk Most of the action this weekends has been on the domestic scene. Yes the Super League is now into its final week with their Grand Finalists decided. And in Australia the domestic season has now fully wrapped up as well. While in Europe the Maltese and Danes went head to head once again. First Up Internationals Denmark Lions 12 – 74 Malta Knights On the weekend Malta took On Denmark in an...

Domestic Season Coming to a Climax

By Daniel Andruczyk The International Season has started, but the domestic season is starting to come to and end and climaxing over the next two weekends with the NRL and Super League Grand finals. The exception to the rule is the French Elite 1 competition which has begun its 2012/13 season. National Rugby League The NRL is coming to a head. The Preliminary Finals were played over the weekend. The Minor Premiers,...

Big Weekend of Internationals

By Various A big weekend of internationals has just passed us. The Colonial Cup ,as well as the European Shield have been completed. The Aussies had a scare in Port Moresby where the Kumuls almost beat them. The Tomahawks took out the 2012 Colonial Cup and Russia have taken a very commanding lead in the European Shield. Also a list of up coming international fixtures over the next couple months. Colonial Cup 2012...

Autumn Internationals are Here

By Various The Autumn International Series is upon us. There are many, many internationals being played over the next couple months. This week we see three internationals kick things off with The Colonial Cup, Euro Shield and Australia v PNG. Also coming up are the European Cup and also European Tri-Nations tournaments with Australia taking on new Zealand in Townsville as well. EUROPEAN SHIELD PREVIEW: GAME 6 –...

Thinking outside the Box: Smith

By Daniel Andruczyk Last week was a week of turmoil at the Sydney Roosters. Their coach, Brian Smith was given the boot after another dismal season by the Chooks. The players at the Roosters found out about the sacking through a text message and looks like former player Trent Robinson will come in as the new coach. Robinson is at Catalans and has done a great job there to get the team into the top 4 of the Super...

Canada Wins the RLP Development Fund and Barba the Dally M

By Daniel Andruczyk The Dally M awards were given out this week. These are the NRL’s chance to reward the best players in the competition. This year Ben Barba swept the awards with 5 individual ones including the Dally M player of the year. The awards are as Follows: Dally M Player of the Year: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) Provan-Summons Medal: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) The...
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