BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA CLOSER TO FORMING RUGBY LEAGUE FEDERATION

From Phil Caplan, RLEF The last few weeks have seen a marked increase in rugby league activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 3rd November Banja Luka hosted the ‘Open Championship of the Republic of Srpska’, which saw four Serbian and two Bosnian clubs face each other at 9s. Last weekend, also in Banja Luka, there was a full 13-a-side game between Bosnian club White Rabbits and Serbian second division runners up...

Big Weekend of Internationals

By Various A big weekend of internationals has just passed us. The Colonial Cup ,as well as the European Shield have been completed. The Aussies had a scare in Port Moresby where the Kumuls almost beat them. The Tomahawks took out the 2012 Colonial Cup and Russia have taken a very commanding lead in the European Shield. Also a list of up coming international fixtures over the next couple months. Colonial Cup 2012...

Autumn Internationals are Here

By Various The Autumn International Series is upon us. There are many, many internationals being played over the next couple months. This week we see three internationals kick things off with The Colonial Cup, Euro Shield and Australia v PNG. Also coming up are the European Cup and also European Tri-Nations tournaments with Australia taking on new Zealand in Townsville as well. EUROPEAN SHIELD PREVIEW: GAME 6 –...

Have a look at this!

By Daniel Andruczyk First up, A big thanks to Jovan Vujesovic for showing me this and allowing me to write something about it! The Challenge Cup weekend and the RLEF AGM threw up a lot of things to consider and ponder. I got to meet members from all the European nations playing Rugby League, I got to sit in Club Wembley to watch the game and I also was able to go to the post game function and meet the players. I...

A Great Time of Year

By Daniel Andruczyk A few comments today on some things that have been going on the last week and that I want to comment on. Yes the new NRL broadcast deal has been announced, but i will not talk about that today. Recently the Canberra Stadium has been announced as a Test venue for next years mid-season game. An interesting response has been had by the fans on this issue. This week also sees the Challenge Cup Final...

Highlights from the World Cup Qualifiers

By various Today some highlights from the European Qualifiers for the world cup. These are up on you tube enjoy! Italy vs, Lebanon Italy vs. Lebanon WC2013 Qualifier – 2011. Serbia vs. Russia Serbia vs. Russia WC2013 Qualifier – 2011 Serbia vs. Italy Serbia vs. Italy WC2013 Qualifier – 2011 Italy vs. Russia Italy vs. Russia WC2013 Qualifier – 2011   Daniel Andruczyk’s email:...

RED STAR MAKE HISTORIC VISIT TO REPUBLIKA SRPSKA

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Rugby league’s historical link with the Balkans received a further filip after Red Star Belgrade played the White Rabbits of Banja Luka on Saturday. The visitors led 14-0 at the interval and ran out 28-6 winners but the result was secondary to the match’s symbolism. Banja Luka staged the first – and only – rugby league international match played by the Yugoslavian national side, against the...

Europe Summer Internationals

From Various It seems that the Game in Europe is continuing to power on. Though not everything is perfect at least a regular set of international competitions is now established and teams know that they have set internationals that they can look forward to in the year. Malta and Denmark had the first of their two matches for the year whilst the European Shield is now 1/4 of the way through their 2 year competition...
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