A Tragic Week in the Rugby League World.

By Daniel Andruczyk Though there were many results from around the world it was the tragic news that the rugby league world awoke to this week. One of Great Britain’s hard men was found dead in his Orrell home. Terry Newton of course was no stranger to controversy. The Hooker tested positive for Human Growth Hormone. He subsequently was banned by the RFL for two years and then was sacked by Wakefield. Despite this...

The Song and Dance for Another Year – Sponsor Opportunities for Russia

By Daniel Andruczyk A fairly long blog post, so please bare with me. A few more nations domestic season are coming to an end or have their grand finals ready. A few play-off series have begun as well. Rugby League on show in Munich, Germany and this past weeks Rugby League nations are starting to release their squads for the upcoming Autumn/spring internationals and the usual shenanigans of country swapping has...

International squads start to be announced

By Daniel Andruczyk This week the regular Super League and NRL season came to an end and the play-offs confirmed and there are some absolutely fantastic games, worthy of Grand Finals, this week to see. In Fiji the Major Semis were played out and the second last round in PNG. International squads from 5 nations have been announced as well, from Tour, to the 4 nations, European Cup and Colonial Cup. National Rugby...

Revamp of the Video Ref

By Daniel Andruczyk So I was thinking about the latest referee controversies and how things may be solved. So I have one possible idea, and am curious to see what people think and if they can find any holes in it. But first some round ups of results from around the world, where of course the Challenge Cup takes pride of place. Challenge Cup Last weekend saw the final of the Challenge Cup played between Warrington...

Wigan Take the First Silverware

By Daniel Andruczyk This week in the Super League Wigan have taken their first silverware since 2002, by taking the league leaders shield. In Australia, the NRL is has many places still up for grabs while through Europe and the pacific there are championships coming close to their end. In Hunslet, Jamaica took on the GB Community Lions in their warm up to the Floodlit 9s tournament. National Rugby League In the NRL...

Scotland take the Grand Slam

By Daniel Andruczyk So finally there has been less controversy in Rugby League so I can do a general wrap up of the worlds news. So this week Scotland won the Home nations while the AMNRL play-offs started and in New Zealand the grand finals were played out while Jamaica and Canada and the USA will be playing international. Home Nations This weekend Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland completed the Grand Slam in...

England Jump on the Bandwagon

By Daniel Andruczyk Last week England jumped on the Pacific Nation stealing band wagon. Willie Manu made himself available for England and he was embraced with open arms. But when you read the various articles on this you see a disturbing trend and attitude towards the English Jersey. Of course its not the first time England has done this, in fact from the home nations there have been other players that defected,...

The Struggle Within.

By Daniel Andruczyk So State of Origin what a spectacle… now that I have your attention… The ugly spectre of ignorance of the international game has reared it’s ugly head again. It saddened me to read and hear some of the uninformed and bigoted comments of commentators and journalists over the last week or two. Clubs also doing their utmost to scuttle the international. The RLIF itself has not been helping either....
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