SLAYERS FIRST US SQUAD TO TOUR JAMAICA

From the DC Slayers website http://www.dc-slayers.com/ Jamaica Hurricanes Rugby League and the USA Rugby League Washington DC Slayers formally announce their upcoming match set for May 5, 2012 in Kingston, Jamaica. The match was the brain child of Dane Campbell who initiated contact with the Slayers last summer. Negotiations were concluded last week with the Slayers accepting the invitation to visit and final...

More News from North America

Various Some more news from the North American continent. With Rugby League winding down in most places its great to see that there is still lots happening in and around the place. Youth programs in the USA, and coaching clinics in Canada as well as help for the Jamaicans. It great to see that the sport is till rumbling on. RUGBY LEAGUE PLANET BOOSTS THE GREATEST GAME IN REGGAE LAND From Romeo Monteith Jamaican...

Rugby League European Federation Secures Further EC Funding Boost

From Phil Caplan The Rugby League European Federation has received its second successful European Commission grant application this year, with the news that the Sports Unit in Brussels has granted it €104,000 for its ‘Governance Foundation Project’. The project is aimed at strengthening good governance throughout the sport’s burgeoning number of national governing bodies throughout Europe, ensuring they are running...

News From Around the World – Good and Bad

By Various This week there has been lots of. I know there has been a hiatus of several of days from, but Its proposal writing season and so have been busy with my physics stuff. However I now have a bit of time to catch up on the weeks news. Also this weekend I will be travelling to Toronto for the Canada v South Africa International. The last time I saw the South Africans play was in 2008 in England when they...

Ukraine in Serbia for the Slavic Cup and South Africa Prepare for WC

Various The Ukranian’s are on a two game tour of Serbia where they will play the next leg of the Slavic Cup. The South Africans are preparing for their World Cup Qualifiers with a warm up match against the Canadians. Also some news from the USARL AGM with more youth development. UKRAINE UNDERTAKE TWO GAME RUGBY LEAGUE TOUR OF SERBIA From Phil Caplan The Ukrainian Rugby league team arrive in Serbia this week on a...

It’s Hard to Keep a Game of Rugby League Down

By Daniel Andruczyk Despite a massive Hurricane (Hurricane Irene) hitting the East coast of the USA and Philadelphia getting a big brunt of it, it was not enough to cancel two of the penultimate events on the Rugby League Calendar in the United States. The Colonial Cup Between the USA Tomahawks and Canada Wolverines was brought forward a couple hours and the USARL Grand Final was brought forward by an hour. It...

Poland’s First Rugby League Club Officially Established

By Daniel Andruczyk Yesterday Poland’s First Rugby League Club was finally officially registered by the Mayor and Council in Łódż. The club is officially known as Łódzki Klub Rugby XIII or in English Lodz Rugby League Football Club. Their short name will be the, Lodz Magpies. The magpie is a very common bird there and seemed like an obvious choice. Within the month the club should get some Rugby League kits I have...

USARL Season Reaches it’s Climax

From Ryan McGough USA Rugby League-Fight vs Warriors-Championship Final Countdown This Saturday in Philadelphia (Conshohocken) at 3pm, two of the oldest clubs in the USA Rugby League battle it out for the inaugural USA Rugby League National Championship. Each team has traveled a different path to reach this stage but both are united as one of eight foundation clubs in the new formed USA Rugby League. Win or lose,...
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