Disasters and Rugby League

By Daniel Andruczyk As all of you know, Tropical Storm Sandy hit the east coast if the United States last week. Many people have been effected by the storm predominantly along the shore line in New Jersey and Long Island New York. Fortunately myself, my house in Princeton was left with only cosmetic damage and I myself was in Rhode Island where the storm was not so ban and was able to ride it out. But there are...

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...

Opportunities Missed

By Daniel Andruczyk USA Tomahawks 36 – 14 Canada Wolverines The United States for a third year in a row have won the Colonial Cup. The win now takes the USA to a 75% win-loss record for the year and maintains their dominance over the Canadians. The first game in Toronto saw the Americans also Win 28-24 and this win gave them the 2-0 lead to take the cup. The match was a case of opportunities lost for the Canadians....

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 –...

Colonial Cup Interviews

By Daniel Andruczyk Hot on the heals of the Colonial Cup win by the USA on Saturday, I was able to catch up for a few words with Jamie Lester from Canada and also the USA coach Marcus Vassilakopoulos. So First up I was talked to Canada’s Captain and Player/Coach Jamie Lester: Rugby League International Scores: Jamie that was a really tough match! Jamie Lester: Yeah, they got the jump on us, we didn’t come out too...

USA Takes Colonial Cup Opener in a Thriller

By Daniel Andruczyk Canada Wolverines 24 – 28 USA Tomahawks The opening game of the 2012 Colonial Cup was an absolute thriller. Rain all day had threatened to make the game messy. The rain cleared up but the ground was wet and the ball was slippery. It showed in the opening half of the game. Now I have seen a few games in my time, in many countries and at many levels, this one was right up there as one of the best...

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...

Colonial Cup 2012 Teams Announced

By Daniel Andruczyk The teams for this years annual Colonial Cup series between the USA Tomahawks and Canada Wolverines have been announced. Also I have come across some interesting articles, history wise once again, via our good friend Steve Mascord. He posted an article written by Lyle Beaton on the French Domestic competition back in the 1950’s. Also things have got to the point in  PNG where the government have...
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