GERMANY SQUAD ANNOUNCED FOR EUROPEAN SHIELD CLASH

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media Office Rugby League Deutschland has announced its final 25-man squad for this year’s European Shield games. Of the players selected, 19 have been involved with the national team before making this squad the most experienced to date. Head coach Dan Stocks is particularly interested to see how newcomers Southampton Spitfires’ Andy Hoggins and Heidelberg’s Yassin Karachi perform after both...

FRANCE, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND TO FIGURE IN AUTUMN INTERNATIONALS SERIES

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media Officer The Rugby League European Federation has announced that France, Scotland and Ireland will face each other in a round robin international series over the autumn. Each nation will host a match and with the Celtic nations having recently been accorded full member status by the Rugby League International Federation, they will be classed as the first Test matches between them. French...

Weekly Wrap Up and News

By Daniel Andruczyk I did have every intention this week on writing up a summary of last weeks results from around the world, but work and other news have forced my hand into just a quick summary and some press releases. There have been about 13 nations that had matches last weekend, Australia, the USA, PNG, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, Serbia, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, Italy and Russia. I’ll just say...

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...

RLEF Press release – HUNGARIANS TAKE TO RUGBY LEAGUE

Phil Caplan, RLEF Media Officer Somerset-born, ex Scotland student and South London Storm rugby league player Adam Nunn is the driving force behind setting up the sport in its newest nation, Hungary. He has gathered together a significant group of players who are keen and willing to try the game and established the Magyar Bulls national side, together with an accompanying facebook page. He moved to Budapest in 2008...

Donnybrook Cup Interviews

By Daniel Andruczyk After the Donnybrook Cup was completed I was able to get a few words from Brendan Guilfoyle the Captain of the Irish Wolfhounds Team, David Niu the Coach of the USA Tomahawks and Neil Wood the RFL’s director of European development. While I was talking with Neil I took the opportunity to ask him about some of the recent developments in Europe with the split in Italy and Russia and got some very...

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...
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