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Philippines Rugby League back bone

Park Footie players are the unsung heroes of the Philippines National Rugby League

By Erick Elefante, Date: 12/8/13

The weekend warriors - the Park Rugby League or Park Footie players are the unsung heroes of the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) national side the PAL Tamaraws. For without them the Philippines would not have a competitive International Rugby League team, such early on in its formation.

PNRL - Kids playing rugby league on grass for first time

Kids first time to play Rugby League on grass!

By Erick Elefante, Date:6/8/2013

When Marlyn Simpson sent the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) the latest pictures of the San Narciso Junior Rugby League team training at the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) she titled the photos, “First time to play Rugby League on Grass”!

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The Rugby League Warriors are back

By Erick Elefante, Date:2/8/13

The last time these groups of local Filipino Rugby League enthusiast were together, was at the inaugural Clark International 9s tournament on Saturday the 27th October, 2012.

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Rugby League has a huge future in the Philippines

By Erick Elefante, Date:9/7/13

Tom and Marlyn Simpson were supposed to have retired to La Paz beach in San Narciso, Zambales. But instead they’ve been laying the foundations for Rugby League the “Greatest Game of All” at this picturesque fishing town in the Philippines.

Rugby League in the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy

Date: 26/6/13

Rugby League history was made in the Philippines on the 25th June. With Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) Development and Coaching Officer Tom Simpson and fellow PNRL board member, David Perry and their local coaching assistants Harold Aguilo and Edmond Brocoy conducted their first training session, with the Merchant Marine Cadets of the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) in San Narciso.

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History made with four Filipino-Australians playing in the NRL

By Michael Holt, Date:14/6/13

The weekend of the 1st and 2nd of June 2013 was a historic day for the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) with four Filipino-Australians playing in the National Rugby League (NRL) competition.

In 1998 Craig Wing cemented his place in Filipino-Australian history being the first to play in the elite NRL competition in Australia.

PNRL Registration Day

First junior rugby league teams register in the Philippines

By Erick Elefante, Date: 26/5/13

Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) board member Tom Simpson was supposed to have retired to the province of Zambales with his family last March. But instead he and his wife Marlyn have been busy laying the foundations of junior Rugby League development in the Philippines. One could rightly say that they are the Mother and Father of Philippines junior Rugby League.

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Rugby League development in the Philippines is on the move

By Erick Elefante, Date: 16/4/13

Close to a year from the day that Rugby League the “Greatest Game of All”, was introduced to the Seafaring cadets of Wärtsilä Subic Inc. back on the 14th of April 2012, when Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) board members Rick Hartley, Tony Shibley and Cobi De Leon conducted their first clinic with the cadets of the Finland based company. They have moved on from touch football to full contact Rugby League training!

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Rugby League in Zambales, Philippines

By Erick Elefante, Date: 1/4/13

It didn’t take long for Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) board member Tom Simpson to start Rugby League development in the Philippines after retiring to the province of Zambales with his family last March.

Tom has linked up with another PNRL board member David Perry to bring Rugby League to the province, North of Manila.

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Philippines Rugby League lend a helping hand

By Erick Elefante, Date: 7/3/13

The first thing on PAL Tamaraw Richard Goodwin’s mind, a primary school teacher at Kambora Public School in Davidson, when he returned from last October’s Rugby league International tours of Thailand and the Philippines; was how to help the orphans at Nayon ng Kabataan orphanage in Mandaluyong city that he visited. So last November he started a fundraising drive for the orphanage at his school.