The First international this weekend

By Daniel Andruczyk With the Unfortunate news that Japan and Portugal had to cancel their international due to a lack of players being released from their clubs, we receive the great news that Lebanon have started their international campaign this week. Middle East Yes that is correct, the Lebanon U16’s flew out on the 13th of January to Doha, Qatar to take on a Qatar schools select (read article). This is the same...

World Rugby League Rankings for 2009

By Daniel Andruczyk Happy New year to all the readers of RLIS! I hope that you had a prosperous and safe Christmas and New year holiday and that those of you in Europe aren’t frozen too much and those in Australia haven’t melted. I myself have been on a short break with some family from Sweden playing tourist guide and I must say I found some absolutely wonderful spots that I never knew existed along the way. Well...

4 Ways to Fix International Rugby League – Part 3

By Daniel Andruczyk In the last two blogs I have looked at three  out of four points on how to improve the international game. One is to unify the rules, second is to clean up the player eligibility rules, third to professionalise the RLIF. Today I continue outlining my fourth point, my solution to fixing the international schedule. I look in detail of how the regional and pan global tournaments would work....

4 Ways to Fix International Rugby League – Part 2

By Daniel Andruczyk Today I continue my thoughts on how to fix the sport internationally. Yesterday I talked about the player eligibility and also rule unification. Today I talk about the structure of the governing body and also begin to discuss a meaningful international structure. 3. Professionalise the RLIF and structure the sport. Believe it or not, the RLIF is not a professional organisation and does not even...

4 Ways to Fix International Rugby League – Part 1

By Daniel Andruczyk First things first. Sunday saw Wales play their first game in the rugbyleague.com European Nations Cup. They Were able to overcome a spirited Serbian team 88-8 at Smederevo’s famed fortress Stadium. The win put them into second place just behind Ireland who they take on in next weeks clash at Pontypridd. __________________________________________________ 2008 saw the pinnacle of Rugby League...
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