Happy Birthday Rugby League!

By Daniel Andruczyk Today marks the 117th birthday of Rugby League. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Yes 117 years ago, in 1895 on the 29th of August 22 clubs in northern England broke away from the Rugby Football Union and formed the Northern Union. The issue was over broken time payments. Players in the north were mainly working class and worked in the factories and mines. Any injuries incurred often meant that they could not...

Europe Summer Internationals

From Various It seems that the Game in Europe is continuing to power on. Though not everything is perfect at least a regular set of international competitions is now established and teams know that they have set internationals that they can look forward to in the year. Malta and Denmark had the first of their two matches for the year whilst the European Shield is now 1/4 of the way through their 2 year competition...

Weekend Throws up Interest

By Daniel Andruczyk This past week and weekend has thrown up some interesting results and goings on in the world of Rugby League. From a surprise results in the Euro Shield to a potential new owner of the game in the USA there is a lot that has been going on. Euro Shield Game 1 Germany 25 – 24 Serbia In the opening Match of the European Shield for the 2012-13 season the Germans, in Heidelberg, took a shock win over...

A Rare Opportunity

By Daniel Andruczyk Reports this week from Steve Mascord have the English Coach, Steve McNamara, upset about having to stay home this year and not tour Australia and New Zealand because of the NRLs RLPA saying that players need to be rested so they don’t burn out for next year, (Steve’s story here). However, I myself feel that this can be a unique opportunity for International Rugby League. Why doesn’t England tour...

A New Year and New Hope

By Daniel Andruczyk Happy New Year to everyone! Yes I am back. Sorry for the long break, but several things came up all at once that needed my attention… like my job and my father visiting for a month where we embarked on a road trip across the Eastern United States managing to visit 21 states and one district in 4 weeks. It also gave me a chance to have a bit of a break, it has been a long year with much going on...

More News from North America

Various Some more news from the North American continent. With Rugby League winding down in most places its great to see that there is still lots happening in and around the place. Youth programs in the USA, and coaching clinics in Canada as well as help for the Jamaicans. It great to see that the sport is till rumbling on. RUGBY LEAGUE PLANET BOOSTS THE GREATEST GAME IN REGGAE LAND From Romeo Monteith Jamaican...

Rhinos Start WQ Campaign in Style

By Daniel Andruczyk Canada Wolverines 22 – 36 South Africa Rhinos The Rhino Moniker is one that is meant to bring awe, respect and fear from opposition. The rhino is a large and powerful animal that stands its ground and defends itself when under threat. These are all qualities that were shown by the South African Rugby League team today in Markham, Toronto. The South Africans flew 18,000 km to partake in the World...

News From Around the World – Good and Bad

By Various This week there has been lots of. I know there has been a hiatus of several of days from, but Its proposal writing season and so have been busy with my physics stuff. However I now have a bit of time to catch up on the weeks news. Also this weekend I will be travelling to Toronto for the Canada v South Africa International. The last time I saw the South Africans play was in 2008 in England when they...
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