Report from the USA

By Daniel Andruczyk So its getting to some interesting times here in the USA. The finals are upon us. Last weekend saw both the AMNRL and USARL semi-finals happen and we now have the Grand Finalists set for both competitions. The three Philadelphia teams in both comps failed to reach the grand finals and we see two of the usual suspects in the Grand finals, namely the New York Knights and Jacksonville Axemnen....

GB Pioneers to make History in Poland

By Daniel Andruczyk The Great Britain Pioneers will be part of Rugby League history in July when they will undertake the first ever Rugby League tour to Poland. Three matches will be played on the 1st, 4th and 7th as well as a series of training sessions to help the local players. The last year has seen Rugby League start to take its first steps in Poland. Led by Łukasz Łucka, the first Rugby League club has been...

Growth in Europe

By Daniel Andruczyk These last two weeks I have been on the road again, yes my job keeps me quite busy and so finding time to see what is happening in the world og Rugby league is at a premium, but I still manage it. This week I have been able to visit upon an interest of mine and went back to Lodz to see how things are going in Poland. Also some more good work in Russia being done as well as the RLIF have an...

Controversy in Oz Shows Big Problems with TGG

By Daniel Andruczyk Once again, it’s been a while since I posted last. The new job has been taking up most of my time with lots of exciting new projects as well I have been interviewing for Professorships. But the Rugby League world continues on and a lot has happened in the last few weeks, but one of the most important and controversial issues once again involves the selection process of players for the...

The Rise of Rugby League in Poland

By Daniel Andruczyk Attempts to form Rugby League in Poland have had their ups and down over the last couple years. However finally the the sport has found its advocates and supporters not only overseas but in Poland itself. Łukasz Łucka (pr. W-oo-ka-sh W-oo-ts-ka), has set up the first ever Rugby League club in Poland. Łukasz lives in the central city of Łόdź (pr. W-oo-j). Łόdź used to be a textile powerhouse, a...

RLIS is Back on Board

By Daniel Andruczyk I am back from my two weeks of travels. I would love to say that its been a nice relaxing time, but I have been hard at work the whole time both in my physics and also Rugby League. Much has been happening in the world of Rugby League, and so lets do a bit of a round up of the last two weeks. Congrats to Simon and Kathy Cooper … and Germany! First up I would like to extend my congratulations...

Poland’s First Rugby League Club Officially Established

By Daniel Andruczyk Yesterday Poland’s First Rugby League Club was finally officially registered by the Mayor and Council in Łódż. The club is officially known as Łódzki Klub Rugby XIII or in English Lodz Rugby League Football Club. Their short name will be the, Lodz Magpies. The magpie is a very common bird there and seemed like an obvious choice. Within the month the club should get some Rugby League kits I have...

Jamaica Hurricanes Eye 2013

By Daniel Andruczyk Hello to everyone, I am back. As you may all be aware the last two weeks have been a very emotionally trying time for me with the sudden passing of my mother. This has been the reason for my absence from the net. As I am now back in the USA, i have the opportunity to get back into the swing of things. There has been much that has happened in the last two weeks that I have not covered, but I am...
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