Archive | May 2013

GB Student Rugby League Pioneers to head to Morocco

GB Student Rugby League Pioneers to head to Morocco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Britain Student Pioneers, who tour emerging countries in an effort to promote and develop rugby league will venture outside Europe for the first time since their formation in 2005, when they head to Morocco in June. 

 

The Squad is assembled from players representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales students and has so far been to Estonia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Ukraine, Norway, Kazakhstan, Greece and Poland.

 

This year a squad of 20 has been selected from 14 different universities with inclusion criteria considering not only their ability to play the sport to high standard but also a proven track record in undertaking rugby league development activity.

 

GB Pioneers Team Manager Keith Sandhu said, “It is an exciting prospect to go over to North Africa and work with the Moroccans already playing rugby league as well as introducing it  to new communities

 

Steve Curtis, the Tour Manager, added, “All the players and staff are excited about the tour this year, heading outside of Europe in a World Cup year is a fantastic opportunity for all involved to help spread the rugby league word. I hope we can give the Moroccans the tools to grow the sport and cement their own foundations.”

 

“Throughout their history the Pioneers have toured across Europe providing the opportunity for students to develop themselves as well as the game,” noted Kate Hebden Education Services Manager at the RFL

 “The 2013 tour to Morocco offers another exciting opportunity for players within the student game to experience a new culture and pass on their knowledge of the game.”

 

The Rugby League European Federation has also been an important conduit in getting the tour up and running. Danny Kazandjian General manager at the RLEF commented, “The RLEF has long considered Morocco an important country, with its ties to France and standing in the MENA region, and it’s our belief that given the right structure it can grow to be a formidable rugby league nation.”

 

“The Federation Marocaine de Rugby League (FMRL) is a relatively new organisation, having achieved recognition in 2012, but they have been very proactive in organising this tour, with matches set for the capital, Rabat, as well as in Casablanca and Berrechid. I thank the GB Pioneers for their ground-breaking visit and hope it can pave the way for the Moroccans to establish a club championship.”

 

The upcoming tour  has created some excitement and seen as an opportunity to grow the game in Morocco, Mustapha Jedoual, FMRL president said, “2013 is a decisive stage in the life of the FMRL, which has witnessed sustained growth and a constant rise in the number of participants. When we welcome the GB Pioneers it will mark a major international event for our young federation.”

 

Fans can keep up to date with the tour please visit www.GBpioneers.co.uk of follow the GB Pioneers on Twitter @GBPioneers

 

GB Pioneer Squad:

 

Joe Warrick (University of Essex), Richard Squires (Northumbria University) , Daniel Bedford (Liverpool John Moores University), Finn Turley (Brunel University), Mike Butcher (University of Nottingham), Harry Kaufman (Coventry University), Charlie Stockhill (University of Essex), Maddhav Kolthari (University of Bradford), Ed Karawieckwicz (University of Bath), Sam King (University of Leeds), Dave Lewis (University of Hull), Stefen Archer (Brunel University), Jonny Morris (University of Leeds), Billy Griffiths (University of Huddersfield), Richard Kirk (University of Northampton), Alex Mills-Baker (University of Exeter), George Smith (Swansea University), George Bryant (Swansea University), Owen Henderson (Oxford Brookes University), Josh Dickson (Leeds Metropolitan University)

 

 

 

GB Pioneers Tour Dates:

Thursday 20th June to Sunday 30th June 2013

 

 

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Rugby League Ireland qualify first batch of new coaches

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DATE: 27th May 2013

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RUGBY LEAGUE IRELAND SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE RLEF TECHNICAL STRATEGY

Ireland have become the latest nation to graduate from the European Commission-backed RLEF Technical Strategy, following European Federation Coaching Manager Martin Crick’s five-day visit to Dublin where he conducted Phase 3 of the two-year project.

Coach tutor candidates Brendan Guilfoyle and Gordon Matthews spent two days with Crick receiving additional training before the duo ran a two-day Level 1 Course at Dublin City University, where they qualified seven new coaches and picked up their certificates. The scheme is part funded by the Leonardo da Vinci project, which specialises in vocational-educational training in Europe.

The new Irish coaches include former international player Wayne Kerr (Curragh RLFC) as well as Brian Curtis (Tallaght Tigers), Tony Dale (Athboy Longhorns), Cathal O’Reilly (Treaty City Titans), Peter Carr (Barnhall Butchers), Richard Willson and Conor Kelly (Ballyfermot Bears).

Brendan Guilfoyle said: “It was great to be part of the culmination of three years’ work between Rugby League Ireland and the RLEF which saw the first rugby league coaches qualified on Irish soil. All the candidates left the course ready to spread the game and to recruit new coaches for the future.’’

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Regional rugby league round up – 25th May

Regional rugby league round up – 25th May

SCOTLAND

A Ruchin Filander hat trick was not enough for AYRSHIRE STORM to overcome EDINBURGH EAGLES at Marress, the champions victorious 44-16. After a robust opening from both teams, the Eagles opened the scoring through a well-taken try by Nick Broere, converted by James Bird who landed six goals from eight attempts. Storm hit back through centre Filander’s first touchdown midway through the first half. The Eagles finished the opening forty strongly, however, adding further tries through Lewis Clarke and Bird, who converted his own score to open up a 16-4 half time lead. After near misses at both ends at the start of the second period, tries by Gareth Walker and Colin Jarvis for the Eagles were matched by scores from Storm captain Scott Robertson and Filander, making it 28-12 as the hour approached. Loose forward Broere’s second of the afternoon, again converted by Bird, was followed by Filander’s hat trick score. But the Eagles made the game safe with a length-of-the-field effort by Dave Vernon and a second from Jarvis to complete the scoring.

NORTH WEST

Despite a terrific start which saw them 10 points up in seven minutes through tries from Keith Hillman and Mark Forster and a Chris Forster goal, BANK QUAY BULLS were eventually over-run by WIDNES ST MARIES who claimed a 40-22 win. By the break Maries were 22-16 in front, hooker Chris Lunt opening their account, although that was countered by Matt Wilson’s score and a second Chris Forster goal. Craig Lawson and a seven minute Anthony Hollins brace eased the visitors ahead and full back Dean French’s clever step and go extended their lead just after the break. Liam Lawton continued to keep the Widnes pressure on, Mark Forster with his second and a third Chris Forster goal enabling the Bulls to stay in touch. Nine minutes from time impressive Maries stand off Scott Yates claimed his side’s seventh touchdown and added his sixth goal for a 16 point haul.

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RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN SHIELD GAME 8 MATCH REPORT – SERBIA 10 RUSSIA 24

RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN SHIELD GAME 8 MATCH REPORT

SERBIA 10 RUSSIA 24 Makis Stadium, Budapest, Saturday

Victory over Italy at the end of June will see Russia claim the European Shield after a win over Serbia in a feisty clash in Belgrade, in front of a partisan crowd.

Two-try prop Sergey Konstantinov was the star, the Russian powerhouse ending the game with a suspected broken arm.

We knew it would be tough, he said. Serbia gave everything, they are so hard to play against but we managed to get some go forward.

The hosts were in contention until Aleksandr Lysokons second try six minutes from time but too often they lost their composure in promising positions.

That was evident in the 19th minute when Serbia full back Milo Zogovi made a 50 metre break only to find his pass intercepted by Alexey Mikhaylov.

Zogovi then fumbled a clearing kick and Konstantinov powered over for the opening score, Bears player/coach Eduard Ososkov converting.

Dmitriy Bratko lost possession in his own quarter, Dalibor Vukanovi and Stefan Nedeljkovi just held out on Serbias first meaningful foray; Vojislav Dedis kick just running dead.

Stevan Stevanovi made a 50 metre break down the left and although the hosts gained a repeat set from it and forced Bratko to concede a drop out, they could not turn their pressure into points.

A minute before the break, on the back of a forward pass from the base of a scrum by Ososkov, Serbia struck, Nedeljkovi with a long pass sending in Zogovi out wide for an unconverted try.

Tactically more astute, Russia took control in the opening quarter hour of the second period.

Bratko was just forced into touch in the corner after a thrilling run from half way but, on the back of consecutive penalties, Konstantinov crashed over from the tap, Lysokon goaling.

Mikhaylov made ground, Vukanovi with a despairing tackle, Lysokon then stepping his way to the line and converting to make it 18-4.

Serbia changed tactics with Nedeljkovi running wider and becoming more of a threat and, on the back of it, Stevanovi crossed in the 65th minute, Zogovi adding the extras.

With the home crowd becoming increasingly impassioned, Lysokons superb dummy and go sealed the outcome, his third goal completing the scoring.

As time ran out and with their high hopes dashed, Serbian skipper Vukanovi was sent off for dissent.

SERBIA

1 Milo Zogovi (Car Lazar)

2 Marko uk (Military Academy)

3 Milo ali (Red Star Belgrade)

4 Stevan Stevanovi (Military Academy)

5 Neboja ivanovi (Red Star Belgrade)

6 Vojislav Dedi (Red Star Belgrade)

7 Dalibor Vukanovi (Dorol)

8 Mile Podkoljnjak (Radniki Nova Pazova)

9 Vojislav Dedi (Red Star Belgrade)

10 Vladica Nikoli (Red Star Belgrade)

11 Marko Milenkovi (Ni)

12 Nemanja Boi (Radniki Nova Pazova)

13 Stefan Nedeljkovi (Dorol)

Subs (all used)

14 Strahinja Jevti (Soko Vranje)

15 Velibor Srekovi (Military Academy)

16 Mirko Boovi (Dorol)

17 Filip Stoi (Soko Vranje)

Tries: Zogovi (39), Stevanovi (65)

Goal: Zogovi 1/2

RUSSIA

1 Maksim Suchkov (Vereya Bears)

2 Rustam Bulanov (Vereya Bears)

3 Alexey Mikhaylov (Storm)

4 Vadim Fedchuk (Storm)

5 Dmitriy Bratko (Storm)

6 Aleksandr Lysokon (Vereya Bears)

7 Eduard Ososkov (Vereya Bears)

8 Sergey Konstantinov (Vereya Bears)

9 Vladimir Vlasyuk (Vereya Bears)

10 Anatoly Grigorev (Vereya Bears)

11 Alexey Nikolaev (Vereya Bears)

12 Grigory Esin (St Petersburg)

13 Sergey Gaponov (Vereya Bears)

Subs (all used)

14 Igor Chuprin (Storm)

15 Sergey Beliavskiy (Storm)

16 Andrey Sevostianov (Vereya Bears)

17 Kirill Nechaev (Vereya Bears)

Tries: Konstantinov (21, 47), Lysokon (55, 74)

Goals: Ososkov 3/3, Lysokon 1/1

Men of the match: SERBIA – Nemanja Boi RUSSIA – Sergey Konstantinov

Half time: 4-6

Referee: Adam Gill (RFL, England)

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ISC PARTNER WITH RUGBY LEAGUE CARES

ISC PARTNER WITH RUGBY LEAGUE CARES

Leading apparel manufacturers ISC, who supply some of the world’s leading rugby league teams, have become the latest company to partner with Rugby League Cares, the sport’s official charity here.

ISC has produced a range of bespoke RLC branded clothing, proceeds from the sale of which will go to the organization which looks to fund grants, welfare, heritage and benevolent projects.

As part of the agreement, launched at Headingley Carnegie by, among others, Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington, Sky Sports’ Mike Stephenson and RLC trustee Bev Risman, ISC and RL Cares are working together to create discounted kits for community teams.

Clubs, schools, colleges and university outfits will all benefit in a programme that is linked to the successful community game raffle. Those who sell raffle tickets will now have the opportunity to generate discount towards their next kit purchase.

RL Cares Chairman Terry Flanagan welcomed the association. “We are delighted that ISC has come on board as a sponsor of Rugby League Cares,” he said at the unveiling.

“ISC are becoming established as rugby league’s premier clothing brand and it’s fantastic to have their organisation behind our work. The connection they have here and in Australia is immensely helpful to us, both in raising awareness of Cares and assisting us with our work helping people throughout the game.”

He added, “Now that the Cares clothing range is out there, we hope that all Rugby League fans will get behind us and wear it with pride while at the same time aiding such worthy causes.”

Dan Drew, General Manager of ISC UK effected the link up. ‘’We are excited and honoured to become an official partner of RL Cares, it really opens up the ISC brand to the heart of the game,” he noted.

“The partnership reinforces our commitment to the game from top to bottom and we look forward to working with RL cares in developing the range and further links between us.’’

The logo’d t-shirts and sweat tops are available to buy at https://www.superleaguefans.com/shop/rugby-league-cares/ and www.rugbyleagueonline.co.uk and will be on sale at the Magic extravaganza at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester this weekend.

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Rugby League European Shield 2012-13: Game 8 Preview – Serbia V Russia

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EUROPEAN SHIELD 2012-13: GAME 8 PREVIEW – SERBIA v RUSSIA

Competition leaders Russia travel to Belgrade to face an in-form home side that, after an impressive 46-10 win over Germany last week, will be looking to take over top spot.

To do so Serbia must beat Russia for the first time in five meetings, although the trend of results has seen the Bears margin of victory diminish each time, culminating in last Septembers 21-20 victory in Naro-Fominsk.

We are looking forward to the game against well-known and highly motivated opponents, said Serbia coach Marko Jankovi. The atmosphere in the squad is excellent; the players dont feel at all fatigued or over-worked after two weeks of hard training and matches.

Jankovi makes two changes to the squad that beat Germany a week ago. Mihailo Bokovi (shoulder injury) and teenager Nemanja Petrovi (unavailable) are replaced by Red Stars Velibor Srekovi, who played twice in last years fixtures, and debutant Filip Stoi.

Were under a different kind of pressure than against Germany, continued Jankovi. We carried the favourites burden and we carried it well. Now we have history against us and we havent forgotten two thrilling finishes in the most recent clashes. Nevertheless, we know that it is going to be a hard battle for every inch of the pitch; we have a big desire to win, but we have to keep calm during the game.

The Serbs are expecting a sizeable crowd at the Makis Stadium, the site of Russias victory in their world cup qualifying match in 2011. Then, strike centre Petr Botnarash scored a hat-trick, but the powerful three-quarter is unavailable in what remains a largely tried and tested Russian squad, 11 of them from Vereya Bears including debutant Kirill Nechaev, and led by influential player-coach Eduard Ososkov.

"I think that the game is going to be very difficult, admitted Ososkov. It will be intense and physical for both sides. Serbia is the most physically powerful and highly motivated team in the European Shield. They have had a good training programme including trial matches and the big score against Germany will only add to their optimism. We expect them to attack us from the very beginning of the match.

Russias championship season has started, prefaced by a Moscow 9s championship and the national squad played a trial match against a student XIII. Ososkov is already looking to the future. We plan to have new players in August against Germany to start preparation for next two-year period, he added.

SERBIA 20-MAN SQUAD

Milo Zogovi (Car Lazar), Mirko Boovi, Stefan Nedeljkovi, Stevan Stevanovi, Dalibor Vukanovi (Dorol), Marko uk, Velibor Srekovi, Radovan Tajsi (Military Academy), Marko Milenkovi (Ni), Igor Vratnjan (Podbara), Nemanja Boi, Mile Podkoljnjak (Radniki Nova Pazova), Milo ali, Vladislav Dedi, Vojislav Dedi, Ivan Djordjevi, Vladica Nikoli, Neboja ivanovi (Red Star Belgrade), Strahinja Jevti, Filip Stoi (Soko Vranje)

RUSSIA 18-MAN SQUAD

Sergey Beliavskiy, Alexey Mikhaylov, Sergey Zuev (MGPU), Dmitriy Bratko, Igor Chuprin, Vadim Fedchuk (Storm), Grigory Esin (St Petersburg), Rustam Bulanov, Sergey Gaponov, Anatoly Grigorev, Sergey Konstantinov, Aleksandr Lysokon (c), KirillNechaev, Alexey Nikolaev, Eduard Ososkov, Andrey Sevostianov, Maksim Suchkov, Vladimir Vlasyuk (Vereya Bears)

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South Africa rugby league set to host NSW Country tour

SARL PRESS RELEASE – NEW SOUTH WALES COUNTRY RUGBY LEAGUE TO TOUR SOUTH AFRICA IN OCTOBER

South Africa Rugby League have announced that the New South Wales Country League will tour there in October 2013.

The visitors will land on 9th October and play two games, against a Combined Clubs select and the national side.

The match against the Rhinos will form part of a showcase day which will include the SARL Students facing an invitational side and, in a new development, the SARL Masters coming up against an Invitational Sables.

The Sables is an initiative to promote the game to ex‐league players and the multitude of internationals principally from Australia, England, Scotland and the Pacific Islands who were denied the chance to play against South Africa in the 1980s and ‘90s because the sport was banned in the country, and lifted after 1994’s historic democratic elections.

While there, the New South Wales squad will be travelling to schools to promote the sport in conjunction with the Gauteng Sports Council.

Kobus Botha, President of SARL, commented, “Rugby league has been through a transformation in the past few years and tours such as this show what we are capable of.”

“Our students are participating in the forthcoming Student Rugby League World Cup and South Africa is in the running for the rights to host the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, which are significant milestones here.”

He added, “Other tours are being planned for the next 18 months and this will bring significant growth to the sport.”

Terry Quinn, Chief Executive Officer of the Country Rugby League of NSW commented, “We are looking forward to bringing the best of the Country NSW to South Africa to showcase the game.”

“All the players eligible are very excited about the groundbreaking concept and can only see the benefits it will bring in South Africa.”

For more information, contact Chris Botes on chris.

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