RUGBY LEAGUE ALITALIA EUROPEAN CUP DETAILS RELEASED

From Phil Caplan The fixture details have been confirmed for rugby league’s Alitalia European Cup which will be played this autumn. Scotland, Ireland and England Knights will face each other with the Scots playing in the nation’s capital for the first time thanks to funding from the City of Edinburgh. Rugby League European Federation General Manger Danny Kazandjian expects the Alitalia European Cup, which mirrors...

ITALIANS HEAD FOR RUSSIA – RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN SHIELD

From Phil Capalan The final matches in the first part of the 2012/3 RLEF European Shield will take place this month, with Italy this weekend and Serbia on 22ndSeptember visiting Russia. First up, the Bears will face the Azzurri at the SK NARA Stadium in Naro-Fominsk, 70km south west of Moscow city (kick off 4pm local time). Current league leaders Italy made six changes to the side that defeated Germany last time...

Jamaican Rugby League and RLEF

By Various Vauxhall and Duhaney Park into Rugby League Finals From Romeo Monteith The Jamaica Rugby League Association’s 2012 National Club Champion will be decided on September 8 when old foes Vauxhall and Duhaney Park Red Sharks face each other at Up Park at 4pm. The two clubs have emerged from a pack of eight who began the campaign for National supremacy on June 23. There were contrasting semi-finals on Saturday...

Putting Your Money Where your Mouth is.

By Daniel Andruczyk Often I read on various sources people complaining about this and that subject. In particular I pay most attention to the International Game, and how its image and exposure can be improved. Very often I have come across people that have great ideas, but seem not to take any initiative to try and get them off the ground. Sometimes if someone wants to support the international game or a nation its...

Science and Sport Together.

By Daniel Andruczyk Over the last few years I have been privileged to meet many people in Rugby League. Whether they are players administrators or just crazy fans who love the game and will follow it anywhere, I certainly fall under that last category. However, something that I have come to realise is that no matter how much we all love the sport and try to be on top of it, no matter how many forums there...

Billion Dollar Overshadow

By Daniel Andruczyk This week has seen a lot of news from around the world in Rugby League. From the Billion Dollar TV contract in Australia, to the Challenge Cup Final, to the USARL Grand Final and Italy pulling out of the European Cup. There is a lot happening around the place. Jacksonville Reign Supreme Jacksonville Axemen 28 – 22 Boston 13s Despite watching the Challenge Cup on Saturday and then having...

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....

Why Bringing Back Tours is a Bad Idea

By Daniel Andruczyk Recently there has been a call from some sectors to bring back the old tours from yesteryear. In particular is the Ashes and the idea that by having Great Britain back it will compete better with Australia and New Zealand again. Funny enough this is coming from section of the Australian fans and sporting public, a public that tends to be very un-educated on how much the sport of Rugby League has...
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