The Case Against Tours

By Daniel Andruczyk One of the debates that has come out of recently is that there aren’t any tours in Rugby League any more. The last Ashes tour was in 2003 when Australia went to the UK. But in hind sight I think this is not a bad thing. In fact not having tours ultimately is the best thing that can happen to Rugby League if it wants to truly expand internationally. Big 4 tours In the past tours were performed by...

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...

Lets Calm the Hysteria.

By Daniel Andruczyk OK so you must have been on Mars the last week to have missed Russell Crowe’s announcement, or dream really, to have an expanded Rugby League World Club Challenge Tournaments played in the USA. Namely, Las Vegas was named as the likely place. But before we all start bellowing hallelujah, the saviour is here, lets take some Valium and a step back and really analyse what this would mean for...

Atlantic Cup 2010 – Day 1, Tomahawks in Training

By Daniel Andruczyk After a week of intensive work in the field of Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion in Chicago the time has finally come for me to fly to Jacksonville Florida for the Atlantic Cup. Aside from Rugby league International Scores, I am also writing for Rugby League Review. This will be an almost day by day account of the Tournament and as it progresses through the week. Today it was a 3am start for me,...

Why are we so Negative?

By Daniel Andruczyk So i read earlier today a fairly innocuous article involving the USA Rugby Union. They are on a tour at the moment in Portugal, Scotland and Georgia to play TEST’s. Now this seems fairly uneventful but to me its interesting that these matches are called test matches. Looking at the team: Mate Moeakiola (Bobigny 93) Phil Thiel (Life University) Shawn Pittman (London Welsh) Scott Lavalla (Dublin...

England Finally Post a Win

By Daniel Andruczyk The last round of the 4 Nations was played out last weekend. Australia fielded a team with a few news players getting a run while the Poms finally got to post a win on the board. The final now moves to Brisbane and will be held between the Kangaroos and Kiwis. In France the next round was played out and also some results from South Africa. France – Elite 1 In round 6 over the weekend the usual...

RLIS TV – The Haka – Paris Test 2007

By Daniel Andruczyk This week on Rugby League International Scores TV, highlights from the New Zealand tour of Europe in 2007. Here the Kiwis are taking on the French in Paris, France and the Haka is featured here. This match ended in almost a disaster with the French leading till 10 minutes from the end, where the Kiwis were able to come from behind to win. Daniel Andruczyk’s email:...

RLIS TV – France vs. New Zealand 2007 – European Tour Highlights

By Daniel Andruczyk This week on Rugby League International Scores TV, highlights from the New Zealand tour of Europe in 2007. Here the Kiwis are taking on the French in Paris, France. This match ended in almost a disaster with the French leading till 10 minutes from the end, where the Kiwis were able to come from behind to win. This tour forced the NZRL to completely sweep through its ranks and appoint new people...
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