Italy and Jamaican Press Releases

From Tiziano Franchini and Romeo Monteith Jamaica Rugby League Association has a new Chairman. Romeo Monteith, JRLA Development Officer The JRLA is pleased to announce that Mr. Ventley Brown has been elected to chair the growing association for the next two years. At a special meeting held on January 17, the board of directors unanimously elected Mr. Brown to the chair. Mr. Travis Graham was elected to the position...

RLIS TV – Czech Republic vs. Italy 2008 – European Shield Game 2 Highlights

By Daniel Andruczyk This week on Rugby League International Scores TV, highlights of game 2 from the 2008 European Shield tournament. Played in a very soggy and raining Saturday in July in a small village, Dubrejovice, just outside of Prague. Italy travelled to take on the Czechs havinh already gone one up in the tournament with a win against the Germans. The Czechs looking to stay alive in the tournament fought...

IRFL Year in Review – 2010

By Joel Morgan The Italia Rugby Football League began with a bang similar to an Independence Day fireworks event as the public announcement was officially published on July 4th – with the formation of this Rugby League Federation in Italy, hence the ITALIA RFL and the pathway for growth set. The Campionato Italia Rugby League (iRFLeague) brought our code – Rugby a XIII to Central and Southern Italy for the...

RLIS TV – Italy vs. Germany 2008 – European Shield Game 1 Highlights

By Daniel Andruczyk This week on Rugby League International Scores TV, highlights of game 1 from the 2008 European Shield tournament. This was played on a beautiful Friday evening in Padua, Italy. The game was part of an overall weekend of Rugby league with not only the Euro Shield game, but also a BARLA v Isle de France game as well as a whole weekend of the Simone Franchini 9’s. Italy fielded largely a team full...

Four Nations Coverage explodes into Italy

By Italian Rugby League via Joel Morgan In an exciting move that will benefit not only Italia, but European Rugby League. An announcement was made via the ‘Italia Rugby League’ Facebook page and Italian Rugby blogs – Rugby1823 and Right Rugby that the 2010 Gillette 4 Nations Rugby League tournament to be staged in New Zealand and Australia beginning this weekend has recently had a broadcast...

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...

Italian Rugby Football League: A New Federation

From Joel Morgan and IRFL Things that happen … Due to large differences in methods for development, protection and propaganda of some of the components of the Board of the Federazione Italiana Rugby League, three of the six existing teams: Gladiators Roma, Magnifici Firenze and Spes Spartans Catania, have resigned from any part played in FIRL and decided to form a new federation called Italia Rugby League...

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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