GERMANY SQUAD ANNOUNCED FOR EUROPEAN SHIELD CLASH

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media Office Rugby League Deutschland has announced its final 25-man squad for this year’s European Shield games. Of the players selected, 19 have been involved with the national team before making this squad the most experienced to date. Head coach Dan Stocks is particularly interested to see how newcomers Southampton Spitfires’ Andy Hoggins and Heidelberg’s Yassin Karachi perform after both...

GB Tours Greece and Norway Euro Shield Squad

By Various Today, some more news from Europe with GB Pioneers touring Greece and also Norway announces their squad for the weekends Euro Shield. GREAT BRITAIN STUDENT PIONEERS BEGIN TOUR TO GREECE From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media Office Great Britain Student Pioneers’ seventh tour has begun with the select side playing three matches in eleven days against Greece XIII beginning tomorrow (5th July), with all the games...

MALTA NAMES 42-MAN SQUAD AHEAD OF GERMANY AND NORWAY INTERNATIONALS

From Anthony Micallef The Malta Rugby League (MRL) has named a 42-man train-on squad ahead of the 2011 European Shield tournament next month. The Knights squad includes Crusaders Super League star Jarrod Sammut, the playmaker hoping to make his fifth appearance for the national team, while Penrith Panthers U20’s pivot Justin Genovese is a debutant in the Malta squad. Malta coach Anthony Micallef named six different...

Europe Continues to Spread the Gospel and Rumour Mill

By Daniel Andruczyk Europe, its probably safe to say is the spear head of the global expansion of the game of Rugby League around the world. Now I don’t mean that the RLEF it self is necessarily the one going out and setting countries up, that is done by individuals, but it has the structure and plan to give guidance and support to counties in any which way it can. It also now has some semblance of an structure...

Press Releases – Germany and BARLA Tour and Lebanon

Phil Caplan, RLEF media Office Three important releases from Europe today with the first BARLA Game played against the Serbian Students. The German Bundesliga is set to kick off this weekend with  5 teams across the Heartland in the West. Lebanon also have news with their preparations for the World Cup Qualifiers. GERMAN RUGBY LEAGUE BUNDESLIGA SET FOR KICK OFF Tomorrow (Friday) sees the launch of the first German...

RLIS TV – Czech Republic vs. Germany 2009 – European Shield Highlights

By Daniel Andruczyk On a hot summers day the Czechs took on Germany in Olomouc in the 2009 European Shield. Having been heavily defeated in the annual clash two year running the Czechs wanted to make amends. The Germans were caught napping 10 minutes in and from there the Czechs had the initiative running away with their first international win. They beat Germany 30-4. The European Shield is an annual Tri-Nations...

2011 European Shield Details announced

RLEF Media Department The RLEF has announced that the 2011 European Shield will be played in July between competition regulars Germany and last year’s Bowl opponents, Norway and Malta. “Malta are really looking forward to stepping up to the European Shield this summer and if there wasn’t enough incentive already, a re-match against Norway and the opportunity to take on Germany on their own soil is a...

Tuks Hold out Ermelo to win Championships

By Daniel Andruczyk Some rare but always welcome news from that distant and isolated Rugby League land that is South Africa. Over the weekend the Final of the Rhino Cup was played, also the next round of the Lord Derby Cup in France was played with some good results in there. Lebanon’s representative season has started with a solid result for the Presidents XIII and there is some rumour mill today as well as a...
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