UWI Champions, Upsets Galore in the ESL and France at the Back End of Season.

By Daniel Andruczyk The surprises in the Super League continue this weekend with Castleford, Warrington and Huddersfield still up top, but a few upsets were sprung. In the Elite one round remains to decide the champions and three teams are in the running. The NRL is showing that once again its anyone’s game with teams that played poor last week playing great this week and vice versa. The MENA championships continue...

The Exiles are Coming!

By Daniel Andruczyk I guess its official now the English will be playing the Exiles. The MENA cup kicked off as well and Halifax have applied to host the World Cup. Also the Rep season in Australia has been launched already. So lots of news in Rugby League this week. Australian Rep Season This week test tickets for the ANZAC test went on sale. This test was originally scheduled to be played in New Zealand but with...

Round Up of the Weekends Results

By Daniel Andruczyk So its has been a busty weekend with the Donnybrook Cup where Ireland defeated the USA 26-8 in Philadelphia. But of course there has been much domestic activity as well. So a round up of the weekends results. But first up some news for people that were asking about Hawaii. Rugby League in Hawaii I emailed Jack Breen who heads Rugby League in Hawaii and got a response with what’s going on there...

World Cup, North American News & Results

By Daniel Andruczyk So I finally have a small break in my travels. I am in Albany New York at the moment, having done a short visit last night to Boston because – well because I could! Its quite an amazing country in the USA and parts of where I drove, it reminded me of seeing something in the TV series Davy Crockett! Anyway today there its lots and lots of news in the International Rugby league Family. With news...

BARLA Up, Up and Away

By Steve Manning , BARLA Media Manager For those who question the validity of the BARLA Counties Open Age and Under 19 Tri-Series which is the pathway of gaining international selection BARLA are pleased to announce that the Open Age, Under 23’s and Under 19 sides will be going on tour in June. The Unison BARLA Great Britain Lions have been invited to tour Perth, Australia from the 6th June until the 27th June. The...

It Starts All Again

By Daniel Andruczyk The first week of 2011 has already thrown up some interesting talking points all around the world. The USA seems to be powering along despite some supposed grumblings in the ranks. We have our first international swap for the year and a surprising one and the Kangaroos top job has been decided. Musical Chairs So Willie Mason is a Tongan again. After playing in the 2000 World Cup he abandoned his...

Another Year of International Rugby League is Complete

By Daniel Andruczyk So we are at the end of 2010 and all the International Matches for the year are also complete. Over the last week there were only two Schoolboy matches to be done in France, which saw the Aussies end their tour on a high. France, with the Elite 1 has gone into recession with only 1 match to be caught up and that was done on Sunday. So a quick review of where things have gone internationally this...

The Case Against Tours

By Daniel Andruczyk One of the debates that has come out of recently is that there aren’t any tours in Rugby League any more. The last Ashes tour was in 2003 when Australia went to the UK. But in hind sight I think this is not a bad thing. In fact not having tours ultimately is the best thing that can happen to Rugby League if it wants to truly expand internationally. Big 4 tours In the past tours were performed by...
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