Some News from Europe

From Various Some sad news today with the passing of Hervé Guiraud, also the Parliamentary Rugby League group has been active in England while BARLA announce a new head coach. RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN FEDERATION PAYS TRIBUTE TO FRENCH CHIEF From Phil Caplan The RLEF has sent its condolences to the family of Hervé Guiraud, the Secretary General of the French Federation who died yesterday. A former France international,...

While we Wait!

By Daniel Andruczyk Once again I need to apologise for being away for a while. With my new job and moving to Princeton I have a lot on my plate and time is a precious commodity. Also I am preparing for a job interview! Anyway as we all know, last week the venues for the group stages were announced, yet we still await on the semis and final announcement. Much debate has gone on about which city should get it and I...

Leeds World Champions and International News

By Daniel Andruczyk Leeds do it Tough Against Manly Friday saw the Leeds Rhinos take on the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the latest chapter of the World Club Challenge. This was once again touted by many Aussie fans as an easy walk for the Australian Club that it will show how much the English are behind, certainly this was the trend in the last three years, but Leeds certainly showed that the top Super league...

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...

CALDERDALE COLLEGE WIN TROPHY IN GOZO

From Anthony Micaleff Gozo welcomed its first rugby game last night when Gozo Rugby League hosted Calderdale College U19’s at Sannat. Damp conditions didn’t scare the faithful of curious onlookers that came to support the local team in its first home match, those in attendance watching a gifted Calderdale College claim the Dove Men+Care Trophy after an emphatic 58-6 victory. The touring team from...

Digicel Cup down to nine

By Daniel Andruczyk Some news from around the world today, reaching from the corners of the Pacific and to the USA and Europe. News from Papua New Guinea where the Digicel Cup has been reduced to nine teams, also it finally seems that the PNGRFL will have their AGM. In the USA the Donnybrook Cup is getting closer and it also seems like there is a full international calendar for the Hawaiians. PNGRFL elections THE...

CALDERDALE COLLEGE POSITIVE AHEAD OF MALTA AND GOZO TOUR

From Anthony Micallef Calderdale College Rugby League head coach Lee Greenwood is upbeat as his team prepares for its first overseas tour when the under 19’s head to Malta and Gozo next month. The ex-professional player with London Broncos, Huddersfield Giants and Halifax, says the Malta tour is an exciting challenge for his team. “The schedule of two games in three days will really test the players out, but it is...

Parliament Celebrates Rugby League Successes

Sent by Mark Ramsdale Ltd on behalf of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group, mark@markramsdale.com Greater activity expected in 2012 Tonight (31st January 2012), the Parliamentary Rugby League Group held its annual dinner in the House of Lords.  The dinner, sponsored by the RFL is attended by Lords, MPs, Associate Members of the Parliamentary Group and selects guests and provides the chance to look back at the work...
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