Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Italy go top of Rugby League European Shield table

By Phil Caplan, Date: 8/7/12

EUROPEAN SHIELD 2012-13, GAME 4 – Italy 72 Germany 10

Italy head the standings in the tightly congested European Shield after an irresistible twelve-try rout of Germany in Piacenza that leaves all four competing nations on two points.

“We can’t get too carried away,” said a clearly satisfied Italy coach, Paul Broadbent. “We reviewed the Serbia game, fixed up the areas we weren’t good enough in and the guys really took on board the things we said we wanted to try and improve.”

Germany and Italy name squads for fourth game of the 2012-13 European Shield

By Phil Caplan, Date: 6/7/12

Germany and Italy have named their squads for the fourth game of the 2012-13 European Shield, to be held in Piacenza on Saturday, and Italy coach Paul Broadbent and his opposite number Dan Stocks, have both made six changes from their last time out in the competition.

Rugby League Development Fund

Rugby League Development Fund taking applications

By Keith Whitelock

Well guys, its that time of year again where members of the Rugby League Development Fund take applications from Rugby League organisations all around the world. With a new name (changed from Rugby League Planet International Rugby League Club) and a new year, members have managed to contribute double what we did last year, cracking the $2,000 for the first time

2009 Pacific Cup

Has the status quo for rugby league in the pacific changed?

By Richard Cowley 16/5/2009

Move over Rugby Union, there is a new kid on the block known as Rugby League. It has taken some time but the tide might just be starting to turn in the Pacific with Rugby Union's grasp over the pacific nations not as strong as it once was.

International Rugby League 10 year Schedule

By Richard Cowley, Date: 28/10/2007

In a very positive move for international rugby league Richard Lewis the Deputy Chairman of the Rugby League International Federation has tabled a ten year plan. According to the RFL website the New Zealand Chairman Andrew Chalmers has already agreed to the schedule and the plan will be put forward to the Australian Rugby League in November.

For the first time in a long time international rugby league seems to have some direction. Richard Lewis should be commended for the 10 year plan. The NRL and Super League have both had record crowds and sponsorship over the last few years. The game at club level has never been in better shape. It is now the time to put some effort into international rugby league and assist other nations outside the big three.