FIRL Press Release – NRL Players Commit to Represent Italy in WCQ

Media contacts: Capo Ufficio Stampa Italia: Davide Bolzoni The FIRL have announced the „Big Five‟ NRL players that have been selected to represent Italy in the 2011 Rugby League World Cup European Zone Qualifiers to take place in Europe during October 2011. At yesterdays major announcement which took place in Sydney at the famous Italian – Club Marconi in front of a well attended audience, Italy‟s head coach...

FIRL Press Release – Italy Kicks 0ff 2013 Rugby League World Cup Campaign

FIRL Media office, Davide Bolzoni Join Anthony Minichello for the launch of Italy’s European Zone qualifying bid for the 2013 World Cup. Italy will be introducing the NRL players secured for the Word Cup Qualifiers 2011. Anthony played for Italy against France in 1999 as a 19 year old winger. Since then Anthony has been the mainstay of the Sydney City Roosters and was voted as the best player in the world winning...

Press Release – Russia Appoints Vinny Webb as Head Coach

RLEF Media office, Phil Caplan The Russian Association of Rugby League Clubs, the governing body of the sport in the country, has appointed Englishman Vinny Webb as coach of the national side for this year when Russia will play in the European Zone World Cup qualifiers for the 2013 tournament. Webb, 49, the Rugby Football League’s Head of Coaching, formerly coached Georgia in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup...

The Exiles are Coming!

By Daniel Andruczyk I guess its official now the English will be playing the Exiles. The MENA cup kicked off as well and Halifax have applied to host the World Cup. Also the Rep season in Australia has been launched already. So lots of news in Rugby League this week. Australian Rep Season This week test tickets for the ANZAC test went on sale. This test was originally scheduled to be played in New Zealand but with...

Donnybrook Cup Interviews

By Daniel Andruczyk After the Donnybrook Cup was completed I was able to get a few words from Brendan Guilfoyle the Captain of the Irish Wolfhounds Team, David Niu the Coach of the USA Tomahawks and Neil Wood the RFL’s director of European development. While I was talking with Neil I took the opportunity to ask him about some of the recent developments in Europe with the split in Italy and Russia and got some very...

Ireland and USA Media Releases – Pope on the DBC and Strategic Plans

From the USA and Ireland Media Today two press releases from the Irish and USA. I am on the road at the moment and so articles and my replies will be sporadic till Friday when I will start coverage of the Donnybrook Cup with the press release at 1 pm. POPE READY FOR IRELAND The USA Tomahawks resume their international rugby league schedule this coming Saturday when they take on Ireland in the Donnybrook Cup in...

Tuks Hold out Ermelo to win Championships

By Daniel Andruczyk Some rare but always welcome news from that distant and isolated Rugby League land that is South Africa. Over the weekend the Final of the Rhino Cup was played, also the next round of the Lord Derby Cup in France was played with some good results in there. Lebanon’s representative season has started with a solid result for the Presidents XIII and there is some rumour mill today as well as a...

USA Prepare for 2011

By Daniel Andruczyk OK so the World Cup article is almost complete, just getting it OK by people I have quotes, so that will be up soon. But you know how the Rugby League authorities like to drag their feet sometimes. Anyway still no official world from David Niu or the AMNRL about anything to do with the split and I know its frustrating a lot of fans and people and its starting to looking bad. However the AMNRL is...
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