Rugby League World Cup 2013 Accelerator Program

By Daniel Andruczyk A while back I was reading over some news from last year on the Lebanese website and was reading about the MENA championships last October I noticed something interesting in the last line of the third paragraph. There was a mention of a World Cup Accelerator Program “We welcome Latham Tawhai, to the Cedars ranks and look forward to his influence on our boys and his assistance in pushing them...

European Results and Updates

By Daniel Andruczyk This week the first of the years international tournaments kicked off. Even though it may be a low key affair by most standards the Malta 9s didn’t escape the eyes and ears of RLIS. They were played over the weekend at the Victor Tadesco Stadium in Hamrun Malta. The French and Lebanese seasons started up again after their mid season breaks. Also a correction from the New York Northern Raiders...

The 12 Year Master Plan

By Daniel Andruczyk The latest blog comes on the back of a discussion I had with a avid rugby league fan in New Zealand. Its also a re-vamp of last years series of blogs on the 4 ways to fix International Rugby League. Originally I did this back in 2007 before the World Cup where there was a 10 year plan, it was in answer to what Richard Lewis and the “RLIF” had announced at the time with the lead up to the 2013...

RLIF Has Some Revolution in the Air?

By Daniel Andruczyk This week the RLIF announced some interesting changes while the European Shield and Bowl matches finally had their dates established. The Russian domestic season kicked off and and round 4 in the Maltese season was played. The Irish season is also in full swing. Canada announce some exciting news as well. RLIF meeting The RLIF met last week and have made some big decisions in terms of the...

European Tournaments finally announced.

By Daniel Andruczyk This week there finally has been some news on the tournaments in Europe. Aside from the Cup, The shield and Bowl as well as the MENA championships have been announced. Around the world most of the domestic championships are either well into their season or in the case of the French are coming close to the end. European tournaments This week the Rugby League European Federation announced the...

The Rise of the Western Dragon

By Daniel Andruczyk Monday night, well it wasn’t the NRL, but just as good I thought. Channel 9 are showing the second ESL game at midnight. It was the Crusaders and Catalans at the Wrexham’s Sportsground. Two things were a stand out, the quality and gritty play of the Crusaders and the decent crowd that came out in that damn cold weather. For those antipodeans that aren’t aware of what’s been happening in the UK...

Frustration in Europe Builds

By Daniel Andruczyk Now I am not one to be  negative about Rugby League, but sometimes its a sport that can frustrate the hell out of you. This week I have been hammered with emails expressing the frustrations of nations that nothing has been announced in Europe. It seems that with Kevin Rudd’s leaving the RLEF seems to be a ship without a rudder. No news on his replacement, no news on this years tournaments and no...

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...
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