Parliamentary Rugby League Group Campaign forces BBC to review Local Radio proposals

Sent by Mark Ramsdale Ltd on behalf of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group, mark@markramsdale.com Lord Patten today (25 January 2012) announced that he has instructed the BBC to review its proposals for Local Radio services.  He has also made clear to BBC staff that his decision was due to the undue effect on sport.  Today’s announcement comes on the back of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group’s campaign to...

Parliamentary Rugby League Group delighted with thoughts of BBC U-turn

Sent by Mark Ramsdale Ltd on behalf of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group, mark@markramsdale.com As reported in yesterday’s Guardian “BBC Trust Opposes Local Radio Cuts” BBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten is considering instructing the BBC to reconsider its proposals to restructure BBC Local Radio services, which if implemented, would result in swinging cuts to sports coverage on local radio. The...

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!...

Controversy Reigns in the 4 Nations

By Daniel Andruczyk The 4 Nations, is in its 1/2 way phase and controversy reigns. While the Welsh have shown their improvement from their match last week. New Zealand though expected to win, should have been a more dominating team. There is still some work to be done against the English next week in Hull. While in the Australian Game against the English rookie referee Henry Perenara made 4 crucial mistakes that...

Ukraine arrive in the UK and Apple US’s Best.

By various This weekend, the Ukrainians have arrived in the UK for a two game tour. This is exciting that they get to do a tour. They will be playing BARLA. Also a big congratulations to Apple Pope who won the RLIF’s USA Player of the Year award. UKRAINE RUGBY LEAGUE ARRIVE FOR TWO GAME TOUR From Phil Caplan On the eve of their fifth birthday, the Ukraine Rugby League side have arrived for a two game tour. They...

Russian Rugby League and Internationals

By Daniel Andruczyk This week saw some great games of Rugby League played throughout the world. With World Cup qualifiers and also the opening to the 4 Nations as well as the European Tri Nations. Fiji and PNG also played a game in PNG while some interesting YouTube clips of the Russian Rugby League have surfaced. Also the Rumour mill resurfaces today with significant news. But first some news from the Malta Rugby...

More Great News Form Europe

Various Some more great news from Europe this week with new affiliate members being accepted, The War of the Roses in swing with Cumbria winning the opening round and Lebanon and Italy battling it out for the last world Cup qualifiers. Russia and Serbia though won’t be going home empty, they will be fighting it out for the Slavic Cup. RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN FEDERATION FORMALLY ADMITS FOUR NEW MEMBERS From Phil...

Impressive Starts in the World Cup

By Daniel Andruczyk This weekend represents the start of the official International Season. 12 teams have been involved in games across 4 continents. Australia, European North America and the Middle East have seen matches played in different tournaments. World Cup Qualifiers The World Cup Qualifiers kicked off on the weekend with I guess no real surprises in the results. The teams full of overseas players had some...
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