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...

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...

Starting Over Again–The Independent Commission

By Daniel Andruczyk So it has finally happened, the long awaited has arrived and hails to be a new dawn for the sport in Australia. Finally there is one governing body that “apparently” overseas all aspects of the sport in Australia. I say apparently since there are a couple areas seem to still be neglected by this commission, well it has been neglected by the media in their description of what the commission will...

A New Year and New Hope

By Daniel Andruczyk Happy New Year to everyone! Yes I am back. Sorry for the long break, but several things came up all at once that needed my attention… like my job and my father visiting for a month where we embarked on a road trip across the Eastern United States managing to visit 21 states and one district in 4 weeks. It also gave me a chance to have a bit of a break, it has been a long year with much going on...

Ukraine arrive in the UK and Apple US’s Best.

By various This weekend, the Ukrainians have arrived in the UK for a two game tour. This is exciting that they get to do a tour. They will be playing BARLA. Also a big congratulations to Apple Pope who won the RLIF’s USA Player of the Year award. UKRAINE RUGBY LEAGUE ARRIVE FOR TWO GAME TOUR From Phil Caplan On the eve of their fifth birthday, the Ukraine Rugby League side have arrived for a two game tour. They...

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...

Uate’s Selection Shows What’s Wrong in Rugby League

By Daniel Andruczyk Its silly season again, where New South Wales and Queensland take each other on in that Civil War that is State of Origin. However what many don’t realise is that State of Origin has basically become a somewhat crusade of mercenary players. Players who are ditching their nation of heritage to basically get a fatter pay check. Of course I am referring to Akiula Uate’s selection for the Country...
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