CZECH REPUBLIC TAKE OUT RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN BOWL

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Two first half tries each from Jiri Sluka and Petr Sedina enabled the Czech Republic to secure the European Bowl as they defeated Hungary XIII 42-16 in Vrchlabi. Man of the match, Czech loose forward David Lahr – on his home ground – served notice of his intent in the sixth minute, breaking down the middle to set up Sluka for the opening score. Pavel Zemanek created the position for the...

2012 EUROPEAN BOWL PREVIEW: CZECH REPUBLIC v HUNGARY XIII

From Phil Caplan, RLEF   Hungary and the Czech Republic meet again on Saturday in the 2012 European Bowl. Last year the Czechs visited Hungary and won their first silverware, claiming the Bowl courtesy of a 38-16 victory in Keskemet. This weekend, the Magyar Bulls head to Vrchlabi, 130km north-east of Prague, to try to register a first win in the sport for a Hungarian side. Since taking up rugby league last...

Catch Up Rugby League: Part 1

By Various Yes, sorry once again. My work and travels have got to me and I find myself doing some catch up Rugby league with news and happenings around the world. This will most probably be plat into a few articles over the next day or two so please bare with me. But as many of you would know its been a roller coaster ride for the sport in many countries. So lets go! 2012 EUROPEAN BOWL ANNOUNCED From Phil Caplan,...

A Topsy Turvey Week

By Various This week has seen some good and bad news in the world of Rugby League. As it is this is the way it goes sometimes. News about Larrat stepping down in France, the Bradford Bulls going into administration and the State of Origin Selection farce rears its head once more, these are never good, but there also have been some great positives. Lebanon are preparing for their tour of Canada, BARLA had a...

2012 CZRLA season kicks off with an historic pre-season 9s tournament

From Andy Mulhall The 2012 Czech Rugby League season kicked off with an historic pre-season 9s tournament involving all 9 of the clubs – Lokomotiva Beroun, Pardubice Jets, Vrchlabi Mad Squirrels, Prague Vikings, Chrudim Angels, Hradec Kralove Broncos, Ústí nad Labem Dragons, Orli Havlíčkův Brod & Mikulov Roosters – at Slatiňany Stadium. Lokomotiva Beroun, the oldest established rugby league club in the Czech...

The Czech Rugby League domestic competition to expand in 2012

From the Czech Rugby League The senior Czech Rugby League teams will be divided into 2 divisions in 2012. This decision was made at the CZRLA’s 2012 AGM, where formal proposals were accepted from 4 new clubs – Hradec Kralove, Mikulov, Usti Nad Labem and Havlíčkův Brod – for Associate Membership of the sport’s Czech governing body, while the Prague Vikings, who have competed in all 3 years of the Czech Rugby League...

Italy and the Czech’s look to build on a New Year

Various This week some good news to come out of Europe with the Czech’s looking to build on last years successes. While it finally seems that things are getting sorted out in Italy with a restructuring of FIRL and a new interim board elected while it come into line with Italy’s Olympic guidelines. CZRLA LOOKS TO BUILD ON SOLID 2011 From Phil Caplan The Czech Rugby League Association has hailed 2011 as, ‘a solid...

More news from Europe

Various Back from a small hiatus, where once again I have been on the road at a conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was hoping to meet up with some of the Avalanche guys here but unfortunately scheduling we just couldn’t make it work. None the less, there is lots of news from Europe this week. The Czech’s have been active as have the Italians and in the UK the tri-county series has ended with Cumbria the winners!...
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