Another Year of International Rugby League is Complete

By Daniel Andruczyk So we are at the end of 2010 and all the International Matches for the year are also complete. Over the last week there were only two Schoolboy matches to be done in France, which saw the Aussies end their tour on a high. France, with the Elite 1 has gone into recession with only 1 match to be caught up and that was done on Sunday. So a quick review of where things have gone internationally this...

Lebanon Washed Right Out

By Daniel Andruczyk Winter is upon us, if the American Midwest conditions are anything to go by (we have got to –19 C a few days ago) then Europe is also experiencing tough times. The snow and rain has had effect on many games in Europe and last weekend was no exception with Lebanon being effected. But France played on and some good results there with a few exciting matches. Lebanon So last weekend round 4 was...

The Not So Independent, Independent Commission?

By Daniel Andruczyk So you really need to have been under a rock 6 miles underground the last year to not know about the “Independent Commission” that is supposedly being set up in Australia to control the game. I say supposedly because the last few weeks I have been thinking about it, reading the various articles that are coming out etc… and well I don’t think there will be anything independent about it! In fact...

Lezignan Lose Their First

By Daniel Andruczyk This week we await with anticipation the new commission in Australia that will run Rugby League. Unfortunately there is not much information about how the states outside of New South Wales and Queensland will fare and how the International Game will suffer because of it. Though Colin Love is leaving his post in the ARL and NSWRL will he also be leaving the RLIF or will there be someone new to...

This Weeks Results, Serbia and Lebanon

By Daniel Andruczyk So this is a bit of a catch up post. There have been many results that have come in this week. Even though the main international games are over our juniors are involved in many tournaments at the moment. The U18’s and school boys are playing and against the French, English and Welsh. Now I already have given a couple of these results but several more have come through. The Serbian University...

Atlantic Cup 2010 – Day 2, Jamaica in Training

By Daniel Andruczyk Day two of the week in Jacksonville. Last night the Jamaican Rugby League team arrived. I had an unexpected yet welcome surprise, my old friend Dane Campbell is here, he is one of the assistant coaches and conditioners with the Jamaicans. After a tough year with Injury and surgery he has decided to treat himself with a trip and help the Jamaicans. Steve Mascord, Dane and I ended up in a great...

Yin and Yang

By Daniel Andruczyk In a week when Rugby League should be celebrating with two superb Grand Finals in Australia and England, news comes of controversy surrounding the round 24 betting scandal and teams going into administration. But aside from that there still was much Rugby League played around the world. From Australia to Serbia Domestic season continue. Australia The domestic Rugby League season came to...

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...
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