FIRL Press Release – NRL Players Commit to Represent Italy in WCQ

Media contacts: Capo Ufficio Stampa Italia: Davide Bolzoni The FIRL have announced the „Big Five‟ NRL players that have been selected to represent Italy in the 2011 Rugby League World Cup European Zone Qualifiers to take place in Europe during October 2011. At yesterdays major announcement which took place in Sydney at the famous Italian – Club Marconi in front of a well attended audience, Italy‟s head coach...

FIRL Press Release – Italy Kicks 0ff 2013 Rugby League World Cup Campaign

FIRL Media office, Davide Bolzoni Join Anthony Minichello for the launch of Italy’s European Zone qualifying bid for the 2013 World Cup. Italy will be introducing the NRL players secured for the Word Cup Qualifiers 2011. Anthony played for Italy against France in 1999 as a 19 year old winger. Since then Anthony has been the mainstay of the Sydney City Roosters and was voted as the best player in the world winning...

FIRL Press Release: Paul Broadbent Begins His Italian Job

From the RLEF and FIRL Press Office The Italian national rugby league squad have started their preparations for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers in October under the supervision of Paul Broadbent, who has had his first get together with them. Held in Piacenza, at the Piacenza 1946 rugby club, the selected players worked on polishing their skills under the watchful eye of the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats...

FIRL Press Release: The Start of the 2011

Capo Ufficio Stampa, Davide Bolzoni The FIRL is pleased to present the 2011 season, which will have as always the objective of developing Rugby League in Italy and to take the Italian national side to the most prestigious international competition, the world cup. The FIRL season will have the following schedule: 25-27 February 2011 National Camp with Paul Beans Broadbent, Piacenza 10-13 March 2011 National Camp...

FIRL Press Release–The Development of Rugby League in Italy: The Strategy of FIRL

Capo Ufficio Stampa, Davide Bolzoni Following the work done in autumn of 2010, the FIRL following the directive of the RLEF, is pleased to announce their strategy for the next 3 years 2011-2013, which will have its conclusion after the Rugby League World Cup in 2013. The development of Rugby league in these 3 years will follow a precise philosophy, which can be summed up in four words: recruitment, education,...

FIRL Press Release – RUGBY LEAGUE ARRIVES IN MILAN – THE XIII DEL DUOMO IS BORN

Capo Ufficio Stampa, Davide Bolzoni, E mail: info@firl.it The Italian Rugby League Federation is pleased to announce the birth of a new Rugby league club in the prestigious town of Milan, with the arrival of the XIII del Duomo (XIII of the Cathedral). This new club has been created thanks to the efforts of Alessandro Cuomo, representative of the Italian Rugby league side, who wanted to bring rugby league to his...

Italy goes on and Broncos in Rhino Land

By Daniel Andruczyk This week the Brisbane Broncos started their tour of South Africa. Italy finally got officially notified of their complaint from the Serbians and a clarification on the 2009 Italian domestic game(s). Italian Clarification Speaking with president Tiziano Franchini this week I asked him what the deal was with the domestic competition, as there were only two games played. He explained to me that...
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