Nordic Cup Expands while Holland Hosts GB

Various Today some more great news to come out from Europe. The Nordic Cup which features Norway and Sweden has been expanded to also include Denmark now. Also the Dutch are back on the scene with an U17 GB squad touring there. NORDIC CUP EXPANDED TO INCLUDE DENMARK Phil Caplan, RLEF Media Office The second Nordic Cup commences next month and will be an expanded three match series that will include Denmark, who...

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 Release – YIT Premiership highlights show on Norwegian TV

From RLEF Media Office Rugby league in Norway has been given another massive boost with RLN signing a deal to screen a 30minute highlights show every week for the entire 2011 domestic season with public access channel Frikanalen. The channel has a verified audience of 400,000 and is RLN is currently negotiating with another Norwegian pay TV broadcaster, Canal Digital, to grow that number to around 1.5 million...

Norway Gets a New Coach Plus U.N. & Rugby League

FROM: RLEF MEDIA DEPARTMENT Former Villefranche Coach becomes Boss of Norway Rugby league Rugby League Norge has announced the appointment of a new head coach for their national team, with Australian-born Craig West taking on the role having been to Oslo to seal the deal. West’s pedigree includes playing stints with Sydney club Newtown Jets and Pia Donkeys in France before making the switch to coaching with...

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...

Super League Expands its Wings

By Daniel Andruczyk So with the Super League season having started this weekend there is great news involving the super league coming out of Norway. There is also movement in the USA from both the AMNRL and USARL. The Kiwis also have some news coming out with counties Manuka having their General Meeting. History Made in Norway. Norwegian TV broadcaster TV2 Sport will be showing the Super League this year. This is...

4 Nations Finalists Confirmed

By Daniel Andruczyk This weekend saw a big weekend of international rugby league and only one domestic season playing. In France Lezignan remain undefeated 5 rounds into the LER Elite 1 competition while internationally the 4 Nations finalists have been decided despite a round still to go. The inaugural Nordic Cup was played and the Junior Kiwis and Junior Kangaroos fought out a topsy turvy match. France – Elite 1...
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