The Domestic Season Ski’s on!

By Daniel Andruczyk This week sees three nations having continued with their domestic competitions over the Christmas and New Years period. France played out their catch up matches and had a round postponed with the recent heavy snow. Malta and Lebanon also continued with their domestic comps though no snow to worry about there. Unfortunate news too on the years first international. Domestic Competitions Malta The...

A Conference System for the NRL?

By Keith Whitelock Last year the debate about how the NRL should be structured if at all was raging on the forum. One of the Posters Keith Whitelock had a very interesting idea using the conference system. So for this blog I have asked Keith to write a about and explain it in some more detail. A Conference System for the NRL? David Gallop has done nothing to distil the widely believed consensus that two new teams...

New South Wales team taking shape.

By Daniel Andruczyk The last couple of weeks has seen many developments in Rugby league, not only internationally but also domestically Domestic News The new Southern Wales team has opened up registrations for players to to try out for the new Championship 1 team. In the wake of NRL players continuing to behave badly off field the NRL has called for a summit to sober up the NRL The City/country origin match will go...

Tough Start for Debutants

By Daniel Andruczyk So Its been a couple weeks since the last round up and the competitions in France and Lebanon have continued on their merry way. In France, Lezignan are exerting their dominance once again while in Lebanon the new teams have found the going in the first couple of rounds very tough. Lebanon The two new teams to enter the Bank of Beirut Championships, the Wolves and AUST have found the going tough...

Wales and Australia in the Battle of Blackwood

By Daniel Andruczyk The weekends proceedings opened up with a very tough Junior international between the Welsh U18’s and the Australian Institute of Sport. The Czech Republic had their last round before the winter break in Beroun and the Cup final in South Africa was played with an upset in the final. But first the Rugby League World Magazine’s world 13 was announced this week with the Aussies dominating things...

Revamp of the NRL Season

By Daniel Andruczyk In recent months, as we see every year, all the “experts” come out telling the NRL and everyone else how to improve the game and the competition. It seems like every hack and his dog has an opinion… and this hack I suppose is no better. I usually tend to stay out of these debates, but I have been persuaded by enough people that I should put out my ideas on what I think. So I will do this, mind...

New NRL commission fails to plug all the holes.

By Daniel Andruczyk Sunday 29th November I woke up to the amazing news that all the governing bodies of Rugby League in Australia will finally come under the direction of one all controlling commission. Woo Hoo I said! But as I read the fine print there was one very glaring and obvious part missing, one that will still hamper the development of Rugby League in this nation. The Details So here is the link to an...

Controversies reign.

By Daniel Andruczyk Despite the major international tournaments winding down much is still happening in rugby league around the world, from domestic competitions to lower tier internationals to controversies. Its all happening in the sport! Discovery Challenge The four nation discovery challenge continued with week with The Australian Institute of Sport taking on the French Juniors and running out very, very narrow...
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