Colonial Cup Interviews

By Daniel Andruczyk Hot on the heals of the Colonial Cup win by the USA on Saturday, I was able to catch up for a few words with Jamie Lester from Canada and also the USA coach Marcus Vassilakopoulos. So First up I was talked to Canada’s Captain and Player/Coach Jamie Lester: Rugby League International Scores: Jamie that was a really tough match! Jamie Lester: Yeah, they got the jump on us, we didn’t come out too...

USA Takes Colonial Cup Opener in a Thriller

By Daniel Andruczyk Canada Wolverines 24 – 28 USA Tomahawks The opening game of the 2012 Colonial Cup was an absolute thriller. Rain all day had threatened to make the game messy. The rain cleared up but the ground was wet and the ball was slippery. It showed in the opening half of the game. Now I have seen a few games in my time, in many countries and at many levels, this one was right up there as one of the best...

Colonial Cup 2012 Teams Announced

By Daniel Andruczyk The teams for this years annual Colonial Cup series between the USA Tomahawks and Canada Wolverines have been announced. Also I have come across some interesting articles, history wise once again, via our good friend Steve Mascord. He posted an article written by Lyle Beaton on the French Domestic competition back in the 1950’s. Also things have got to the point in  PNG where the government have...

Happy Birthday Rugby League!

By Daniel Andruczyk Today marks the 117th birthday of Rugby League. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Yes 117 years ago, in 1895 on the 29th of August 22 clubs in northern England broke away from the Rugby Football Union and formed the Northern Union. The issue was over broken time payments. Players in the north were mainly working class and worked in the factories and mines. Any injuries incurred often meant that they could not...

Billion Dollar Overshadow

By Daniel Andruczyk This week has seen a lot of news from around the world in Rugby League. From the Billion Dollar TV contract in Australia, to the Challenge Cup Final, to the USARL Grand Final and Italy pulling out of the European Cup. There is a lot happening around the place. Jacksonville Reign Supreme Jacksonville Axemen 28 – 22 Boston 13s Despite watching the Challenge Cup on Saturday and then having...

Heartbreak Hodgson does it for Wolves

By Daniel Andruczyk Over the years as a fan you develop a relationship between teams and players. One that I have a love hate one with is Brett Hodgson. So he is a great guy, I have met him a couple times over the years and he always seems to have all the time in the world to chat with you, win lose or draw. Saturday evening was no exception to this. But, goodness me, he is always on the team opposed to the one I...

New York Knights Take Fourth Title

By Daniel Andruczyk at Fairfield, Connecticut New York Knights 60 – 40 Connecticut Wildcats The New York Knights have secured their fourth AMNRL Championships and second in a row by defeating the Connecticut Wildcats 60 to 40. Heroics from the Wildcats Luke Baron were not enough to overcome a Knights team intent on defending their 2011 title.  Baron scored a hat-trick of tries and was unlucky not to get man of the...

Report from the USA

By Daniel Andruczyk So its getting to some interesting times here in the USA. The finals are upon us. Last weekend saw both the AMNRL and USARL semi-finals happen and we now have the Grand Finalists set for both competitions. The three Philadelphia teams in both comps failed to reach the grand finals and we see two of the usual suspects in the Grand finals, namely the New York Knights and Jacksonville Axemnen....
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