Keinhorst named in Germany squad as Moorteufel take BundesLeague title

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KEINHORST NAMED IN GERMANY SQUAD AS MOORTEUFEL TAKE BUNDESLEAGUE TITLE

Following the completion of their domestic season – Moorteufel taking the 2018 title – the Germany coaching staff has named their squad for the 2021 World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Norway, and the annual Griffin Cup clash with the Netherlands.

The matches in European Championship C – North, will see them host the Czech’s in Osnabrück on 25 August, and travel to Porsgrunn on 15 September to face Norway. In the opening game of the competition, the Czech Republic defeated Norway, 20-12.

UK Super League Leeds Rhinos’ Jimmy Keinhorst, who has scored 18 tries and 15 goals in ten appearances for Germany, is the highest profile player named in the NRLD squad, which includes 12 newcomers and contains 19 of the group that beat Wales Dragonhearts 38-34 last October in Cardiff.

“The squad reflects the improved standards of our domestic Steeden BundesLeague,” commented joint coach Simon Cooper. “It also rewards players for their commitment to our sport both on and off the field.

“Against the Dutch, in Rotterdam on the first of September, we will only select domestic players, as we want to encourage the development of the game here. Last year we were beaten for the first time by our neighbours and that is something we are keen to rectify.”

The announcement of the squad came after Moorteufel from Karlshöfen – previously known as the Northern Devils – won this year’s Steeden BundesLeague, narrowly beating last year’s champions Ostwestfalen Warriors 26–20 in the final round of matches. Seven of the victorious side are in the international squad.

In a game of high intensity and played in almost tropical conditions, the outcome was in the balance until the final minute when Daniel Pearson scored by the posts to secure the silverware.

Bob Doughton, joint coach of the national team noted: “This year’s competition has shown a marked improvement in the standard of play, the lads are really beginning to understand the game. A massive thank you goes out to everyone who participated and made this year’s Steeden BundesLeague so successful.”

The curtain-raiser to the top-of-the-table encounter saw Green Hill Hunters (last year’s Grüner Jäger) secure a 22-20 victory over Ruhrpott Rhinos, also with the final play of a thrilling encounter.

NRLD SQUAD 2018

Ben White (Berkeley Eagles), Andy Hoggins (Coventry Bears), Martin Apostel, Benedikt Esser, Eduard Klassen, Sebastian Roczyn, David Ziekursch, Norman Ziwitzka, Marc Zupan (Green Hill Hunters), Connor Hampson (Halifax), Jimmy Keinhorst (Leeds Rhinos), Liam Bons, Karsten Brüning, Renko Fleming, Florian Frede, Jannek Hagenah, Alex Leers, Maurice Verstraaten (Moorteufel), Jared Blanke (Lézignan), Mawuli Amefia, Liam Doughton, Josh Leutenecker, Sebastian Peter, Vivi Seelweger, Phil Wadewitz (Ruhrpott Rhinos), Daniel Pearson (Loughborough Univ), Brad Billsborough (Swinton Lions), Mazlum Akbayrak, Zak Bredin, Niall Butler, Josh Ferguson, Sven Guderian, Phil Hunz, Max Keller, Raphael Tokona, George Wood (Westfalen Warriors), Ben Dent (York Knights)

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Ukraine, England, Ireland and Italy prepare for U19 Rugby League European Championship

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NATIONS PREPARE FOR THIRD EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2

Eight nations are preparing for the third European championships at youth level, this time reverting back to U19s, to be held at the Makis stadium in Belgrade from 5-11 August. Each is not just planning for victory but that the tournament will leave a legacy for the upcoming generation.

For late entrants Ukraine, who take the place of Russia, the reprieve is much welcomed. “After this event, the UFRL will build a new structure of domestic youth competitions where we will begin prepare our juniors for the next U19 European Championship,” said president Artur Martyrosyan. “That means new targets and strategies of junior development and youth competitions; we hope to see fairly quickly new names in our national team that have passed through this system.”

England are the best U19s from the community game, allowing more players to experience international duty and bridging the gap between professional and amateur opportunities. The squad is predominantly self-funded, but also supported by numerous volunteers, including the coaching staff, along with the backing of the Rugby Football League through their Lions programme.

U19 rugby league In Ireland goes back to 1997, with fixtures between Leinster and Ulster. In 2014, a schools blitz held by Rugby League Ireland saw 100 students took part in a competition which led to a commitment to youth development. The U19 system has grown to a point where now a quarter of Ireland’s domestic clubs currently field youth sides.

“What an opportunity this is for these young lads to put their skills on show at an international event,” said head coach Wayne Kelly. “We have a fantastic group of players who have been working extremely hard for the last six months. I’m convinced we will turn heads with our performances.”

Italy’s governing body, FIRL, are committed to making this age band the future of the sport in the country, whilst also using matches at this level to spread the sport geographically. Recently they have played Serbia twice, in Gemona del Friuli (Udine) and Fogliano di Redipuglia; England in Este and France in Toulon.

“Investing in young people is fundamental, we must work to guarantee an increasingly important generational turnover for our national team,” commented Tiziano Franchini, vice president of the Italian Rugby League Federation. Our U19s are a nice group, I am sure that it they be able to take off a lot of satisfaction from the European Championship.”

Milano Buffalos’ Fabio Morosi added: “I’m very proud of being able to represent Italy at the European Championship. We know it will not be easy but the head is aimed at the first match against France. We want to try to play without fear against all the teams. I want to learn as much as possible, only by playing at these levels can I raise my performance and understanding.”

Opening fixtures – Sunday 5th August

Ukraine v Wales (kick off 15.30)

Ireland v Scotland

Serbia v England

France v Italy

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Wales, Scotland, France and Serbia prepare for U19 Rugby League European Championship

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NATIONS PREPARE FOR THIRD EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS – 1

Eight nations are preparing for the third European Youth Championships, to be held at the Makis stadium in Belgrade from 5-11 August. Each are not just planning for victory but that the U19 tournament will leave a legacy at that age group.

Wales U19s was formed in 2002 and played for five seasons before restructuring as U18s, at which age level they won the previous European Championship, in Prague in 2008. Since the turn of the century, nearly 30 players have graduated through the junior ranks and gone on to win full caps, including UK Super League players: Ben Evans, Ben Flower, Dalton Grant, Elliot Kear, Gil Dudson, Joe Burke, Lee Williams, Lloyd White, Michael Channing, Regan Grace, Rhodri Lloyd, Rhys Evans and Rhys Williams.

Scotland RL is currently concentrating on primary school programmes in large cities where rugby union is not established, building programmes in local secondary schools, and supporting clubs that as well as a senior team have a youth section. The programme is concentrated on Glasgow and Edinburgh, with the long term goal to have rugby league played from U8’s through to senior level, with the early signs positive.

At international level, Scotland run two youth programmes, at U16 and U19 level. Both are very much about an introduction to rugby league for those who have not played the game before and the development of the player on and off the pitch. The U16 programme was reintroduced in 2017, and they are set to face Wales for the first time later this month. The U19’s play a number of matches each summer as well as participating in the bi-annual European Championships.

Two "Provinces of Origin" matches took place in April in Carcassonne, in order to test the potential of the young French players involved in their domestic leagues and the Catalans Dragons system, from which a group of 23 has been established for the U19 European Cup.

According to Florian Chautard, Conseiller technique Rugby à XIII: “The goal is to win the 2018 European Cup, we want to instil in them the culture of winning. It is really a good way to evaluate our young generations and the work that is performed upstream. We have worked hard with the players and given the staff every opportunity to best prepare them.”

Serbian Rugby League is ready both as a host and to showcase its commitment and growth of the sport. “We are very proud to have a chance to host such a big tournament,” said SRL secretary general Slobodan Manak. “It is further proof that the international community believe in our good work, but is also a chance for us to show that we can handle stepping up.”

Their squad will be led by talented captain Vladimir Milutinovic. “We have a 15 year record of continuously developing players since our junior tour of France in 2003. For the last seven years we have staged competitive junior championships, followed by Cup and Shield tournaments,” added Manak. “The main goal for this squad is to be the backbone for the SRL national team in qualification for the 2025 World Cup.”

Opening fixtures – Sunday 5th August

Ukraine v Wales (kick off 15.30)

Ireland v Scotland

Serbia v England

France v Italy

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Preparations begin for third rugby league European Youth Championships

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PREPARATIONS BEGIN FOR THIRD EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Belgrade is preparing to host the third European Youth Championships, from 5-11August, ten years after the last one took place in Prague. Eight nations will take part, with Ukraine – who played in a qualifier with Italy – replacing Russia, after the Bears were forced to pull out due to financial difficulties.

Russian president Denis Korolev commented: “This decision was very difficult and stressful for the ARLK and taken in consultation with the tournament organizers. It is as a result of us not being an official sport, recognised by the government here, since 2010. That has had a significant influence on state funding and potential sponsorship.”

“The participation of the Ukrainian team is a great chance for us, and a new important step for the development of rugby league in the nation,” said UKRL president Artur Martyrosyan.

The inaugural tournament was staged in France in 2006, the hosts winning the final in Barcares near Perpignan, sweeping aside England with a side that contained current Catalans Dragons, Mickael Simon and Vincent Duport.

Two years later, in Prague, and with the age level U18, Wales were triumphant, defeating France 38-24; Rhys Williams and Gil Dudson in their victorious line up, then England head coach Tony Smith the guest of honour and undertaking coaching clinics.

Tournament Director this time, Jovan Vujosevic noted: “This is an historic moment for the development of the rugby league in Europe. I was involved in both the previous youth tournaments and Tournament Director for the U16 European Championships in 2007 and 2009, and have seen the sport grow at youth level.

“It is a significant moment to see this level return and I anticipate it will be the start of new chapter in European rugby league history and that more nations will join in future. A greater number of youngsters than ever before are playing the sport across Europe and national governing bodies have recognised the need for this level of competition domestically, because these young players are the future.“

All the matches will played at the 4,000 capacity, Sports Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Makiš situated eight km west of the city centre, near Lake Sava, in the district of Ada Ciganlija.

Opening fixtures – Sunday 5th August

Ukraine v Wales (kick off 15.30)

Ireland v Scotland

Serbia v England

France v Italy

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Rugby League International Federation announces the draw for the 2018 Emerging Nations World Championships

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The Rugby League International Federation has announced the draw for the third Emerging Nations World Championships, which will take place across three Sydney venues, starting on 1 October, 2018

The previous competitions were held in 1995 and 2000, both in England.

Eleven individual nations will take part – the highest number to date – drawn from Europe, Asia and the Pacific, split in three pools, with the finals being played on Sunday 13 October at St Mary’s Leagues Club.

The countries have been placed into two pools of three teams and one of five, based on their current world ranking.

The top two nations from Pools A and B will contest the World Championship, whilst those in Pool C will compete alongside the ones eliminated from the Championship for the Trophy and Bowl competitions, thereby giving every side four games.

Head of the ENWC organising committee, Tas Baitieri, commented: “We have specifically grouped the nations according to their experience so that all players can enjoy great competition at the correct level and with proper regard for their welfare. I would like to thank the Rugby League International Federation for their support of this great festival of Rugby League.”

Greece, Hungary, Malta Knights, Poland and Turkey – the latter two in their first full international matches – come from Europe; Hong Kong Thunder, Japan Samurais and Philippines Tamaraws represent Asia, and Niue, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are the Pacific participants.

“Seeing this array of nations from across much of the globe competing in a rugby league championship shows the vibrancy of the international game,” said RLIF CEO Nigel Wood.

“One of the RLIF’s strategic aims is to continue to grow the sport as the demand for it increases, and as these nations continue to develop so will their domestic leagues. I have no doubt many will eventually take their place in qualifications for future Rugby League World Cups.”

The Emerging Nations World Championships will also include a regional confederations element that is set to complete the global coverage, and a tournament for those with a physical disability. Full details of both those events will follow.

The full draw for the Emerging Nations World Championships is below:

Emerging Nations World Championships

POOL A Malta Philippines Niue

POOL B Hungary Greece Vanuatu

POOL C Japan Solomon Islands Hong Kong Poland Turkey

Mon 1 Oct, 2018 Pool A Windsor Malta V Philippines 2pm

Mon 1 Oct, 2018 Pool C Windsor Solomon Islands V Turkey 3.30pm

Mon 1 Oct, 2018 Pool B Windsor Hungary V Greece 5pm

Thurs 4 Oct, 2018 Pool A St Marys Malta V Niue 1.30pm

Thurs 4 Oct, 2018 Pool C St Marys Japan V Turkey 3pm

Thurs 4 Oct, 2018 Pool C St Marys Hong Kong V Poland 4.30pm

Thurs 4 Oct, 2018 Pool B St Marys Hungary V Vanuatu 6pm

Sun 7 Oct, 2018 Pool A Cabramatta Philippines V Niue 1.30pm

Sun 7 Oct, 2018 Pool C Cabramatta Solomon islands V Hong Kong 3pm

Sun 7 Oct, 2018 Pool C Cabramatta Japan V Poland 4.30pm

Sun 7 Oct, 2018 Pool B Cabramatta Greece V Vanuatu 6pm

Tues 9 Oct, 2018 Bowl Cabramatta 3rd Pool C V 5th Pool C 5.00pm

Wed 10 Oct, 2018 SFC1 Cabramatta 1st Pool A V 2nd Pool B 1.30pm

Wed 10 Oct, 2018 SFC2 Cabramatta 1st Pool B V 2nd Pool A 3pm

Wed 10 Oct, 2018 SFT1 Cabramatta 3rd Pool A V 2nd Pool C 4.30pm

Wed 10 Oct, 2018 SFT2 Cabramatta 3rd Pool B V 1st Pool C 6pm

Thurs 11 Oct, 2018 Bowl Cabramatta 4th Pool C V 5th Pool C 5.00pm

Sat 13 Oct 2018 Bowl St Marys 3rd Pool C V 4th Pool C 12pm

Sat 13 Oct 2018 7th vs 8th Play Off St Marys LOSER Game 15 V LOSER Game 16 1.30pm

Sat 13 Oct 2018 5th & 6th GF Trophy St Marys WINNER Game 15 V WINNER Game 16 3pm

Sat 13 Oct 2018 3rd vs 4th Play Off St Marys LOSER Game 13 V LOSER Game 14 4.30pm

Sat 13 Oct 2018 1st & 2nd GF Cup St Marys WINNER Game 13 V WINNER Game 14 6pm

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Growth seen in Netherlands rugby league

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NETHERLANDS RUGBY LEAGUE WRAPS UP EXCITING SEASON AND POINTS TO GROWTH

A wheel turned full circle for Amsterdam Cobras as they won the 2018 NRLB Grand Final, 29-28, in golden point extra time last weekend, defeating Den Haag Knights to register their first title in four seasons of NRLB competition.

This time last year they were on the other end of a field goal, going down in the third place play off game to Harderwijk Dolphins.

“It’s been a season full of surprises,” said NRLB development officer Jason Bruygoms. “Rotterdam Pitbulls, who have been the standout side to date having won all three previous Grand Finals, didn’t make it to the decider this year.

“The standard has really been lifted, we have more members than ever before and it’s exciting to see players from the German competition once again playing for the Dutch teams. It makes sense that the next step would be expanding to include a German team and ultimately a competition with Dutch, German and Belgian sides.

“It is something that has always been a hot topic but without some good sponsors, government recognition etc it has always been just out of our reach.”

Bruygoms added: “The downfall of a four team domestic competition being played over a two month period is that an injury can easily cost a player half the season or worse. Ideally, we need to expand the league to play more games but to do that we need more teams. The sport is growing here, we have a couple of clubs in the making but it may still take a year or two until they are at the stage to be able to play at that level.”

After creating the NRLB nine years ago, Bruygoms is standing down but feels as though the time is right for administrative change to match the competition’s ambition. “The next couple of years are going to be exciting for the development of rugby league here,” he said. “The face of the board has changed over the past couple years with the likes of Timo Meinders and Justin Stook, who both played a big part in the growth and development in the Netherlands over the past six years or so, stepping down.

“I personally think it’s only good for the sport to get some new blood involved and give a new face to Dutch rugby league. The foundations have been set and now it’s time to build and expand. It’s amazing when I think back to where it all started and where the sport is today.”

RLEF general manager Danny Kazandjian noted: “Jason is one of the unheralded heroes of European rugby league. He has selflessly dedicated a decade of his life to creating, nurturing and growing the NRLB and cultivating and mentoring a wave of colleagues who are now experienced and committed to continue his pioneering work.

“Jason’s only objective was for the game to succeed and it is right that he bows out with the NRLB in a more stable position than at any time in its history.”

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Czech Republic and Hungary name squads for rugby league Test

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CZECH REPUBLIC AND HUNGARY NAME SQUADS

The Czech Republic and Hungary meet for the fourth time tomorrow (Saturday) at the Athletics-Football Stadium, Chrudim Sports Complex (kick off 3pm).

The visitors are looking for their first victory, the sides having met last time in Budapest a year ago, the Czech’s triumphing 26-6.

Czech player/coach Ladislav Cintler, commented: “This is our only fixture before facing Germany in second match of European Championship C – North next month, which could put us a step further towards 2021 World Cup qualification, so we’re taking it very seriously. The Magyars are becoming more of a challenge with every game they play. It’s our last international on home soil this year, so we would like to give our fans another win.”

Hungary, who played Ireland in their highest profile match a fortnight ago, are using the game as build up for the Emerging Nations Rugby League World Championship in Sydney, in October 2018.

History will be made with the game being refereed by a Pole, Bartek Sierota, for the first time.

CZECH REPUBLIC SQUAD

Pavel Mikeska (Hodonín Black Angels), Oldřich Chrbolka, Patrik Koliska, Ondřej Preininger, Tomáš Řičica (Chrudim Rabbitohs), Antonín Berk, Jaroslav Bžoch (Krupka dragons), Lukáš Krištof, Pavel Mejstřík (Lokomotiva Beroun), Jakub Hudrlík, Jan Zámrský (Mad Squirrels Vrchlabí), Roman Pavelek (Mikulov Roosters), Kamil Havel (Orli Havlíčkův Brod), Tomáš Adamec, Ladislav Cintler, Jan Heininger, Filip Špaček (Slavia Hradec Králové)

HUNGARY SQUAD

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