Controversy in Oz Shows Big Problems with TGG

By Daniel Andruczyk Once again, it’s been a while since I posted last. The new job has been taking up most of my time with lots of exciting new projects as well I have been interviewing for Professorships. But the Rugby League world continues on and a lot has happened in the last few weeks, but one of the most important and controversial issues once again involves the selection process of players for the...

Heartlands Win Out in World Cup Draw

By Daniel Andruczyk Today the 2013 Rugby League World Cup venues have been released. In a fairly conservative move the heartlands of Rugby League in England have been chosen over a few new cities looking to promote the sport more. While all this is taking place, underhandedly the Aussies once agin show that they are bullies in the sport and are looking to undermine the sport internationally. Also in Australia there...

Leeds World Champions and International News

By Daniel Andruczyk Leeds do it Tough Against Manly Friday saw the Leeds Rhinos take on the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the latest chapter of the World Club Challenge. This was once again touted by many Aussie fans as an easy walk for the Australian Club that it will show how much the English are behind, certainly this was the trend in the last three years, but Leeds certainly showed that the top Super league...

Starting Over Again–The Independent Commission

By Daniel Andruczyk So it has finally happened, the long awaited has arrived and hails to be a new dawn for the sport in Australia. Finally there is one governing body that “apparently” overseas all aspects of the sport in Australia. I say apparently since there are a couple areas seem to still be neglected by this commission, well it has been neglected by the media in their description of what the commission will...

Digicel Cup down to nine

By Daniel Andruczyk Some news from around the world today, reaching from the corners of the Pacific and to the USA and Europe. News from Papua New Guinea where the Digicel Cup has been reduced to nine teams, also it finally seems that the PNGRFL will have their AGM. In the USA the Donnybrook Cup is getting closer and it also seems like there is a full international calendar for the Hawaiians. PNGRFL elections THE...

TWO ITALIANS IN SYDNEY

From Davide Bolzoni It is now more than a week that Fabio Nannini, called “Nanno” and Matthew Sands, are in Sydney to improve their technical, athletic, and tacticical knowledge of the Rugby League. Both Sands and Nannini are players from FIRL’s Italian Rugby League Championship, opponents on the field, but friends off it, they have represented their country together, and were members of the team...

International/Cabramatta 9s Live Updated

By Daniel Andruczyk The International 9 at Cabramatta kick off today. It sees some new teams in Vanuatu and the Philippines joining the Rugby League family and sees Portugal and Niue make a welcome return. You can follow the International 9s as the scores come in. It should be a great day of Rugby League viewing! You can also view the scores at the NSW Academy results website. Table   Team P W D L B F A PD PT 1...

Cabramatta/International 9s Draw

By Daniel Andruczyk This weekend sees the Rugby League season in Australia kick off on earnest with trial matches starting as well as the annual Cabramatta/International 9s tournament kick off. This year sees a an absence of the crowd favourites Japan, who have opted to fly to Hawaii this year to take on the USA in Honolulu on the 9th of June. This announcement was made on twitter by David Niu yesterday and though...
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