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British rugby league team tour Jamaica

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From: JAMAICA RUGBY LEAGUE ASSOCIATION

Date: May 31, 2014

BRITISH RUGBY LEAGUE TEAM TOUR JAMAICA

A contingent of 34 players will arrive in Jamaica this weekend as a strong BARLA U23s squad make their second trip there following on from last year’s successful visit.

The entourage will arrive in Kingston tomorrow (June 1) and spend a record 15 days on the island, where they will play Jamaica ‘A’, ‘B’ and U19 teams.

In addition, they will face Jamaica’s only semi-professional team, Hurricanes Jamaica.

Recognizing the significance of such tours, the Jamaica Tourist Board has fully endorsed the event.

The British party will conduct clinics in primary schools and also impart their knowledge to the coaching staff and players of the age-group Jamaican national teams during their stay.

“This will help our U19s preparing for the Commonwealth Championship in Scotland at the end of June and our seniors who face Canada and USA later in the year,” said JRL Head Coach and Director of Rugby Romeo Monteith.

“It is the fifth time the JRLA has negotiated significant tours such as this and it’s a massive boost not only to our game but also the economy of Kingston. We greatly appreciate BARLA and the Rugby Football League in England for assisting us in improving our playing standards and attracting new fans to the game.”

There are now nearly a thousand players participating in the sport in Jamaica.

Schedule

Weds. June 4 – at Duhaney Park Football Field, 4pm : Jamaica B vs. BARLA Great Britain U23s

Saturday June 7 – at Constant Spring Football Field, 4pm: Hurricanes Jamaica vs. BARLA Great Britain

Wednesday June 11 – at Duhaney Park Football Field, 2pm-5pm: Jamaica U19s, A and B vs. BARLA Great Britain A and B

Saturday June 14 – at Constant Spring Football Field, 4pm: Jamaica A vs. BARLA Great Britain

Contact
Romeo Monteith

JRLA Director of Rugby

Tel: 1-876-460-9901

Email: romeocbar or Romeo.Monteith@rlef.eu.com

Website: www.jamaicarugbyleague.com

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London Broncos help launch Malta Rugby League European Championship C squad

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DATE: Thursday 29 May 2014

LONDON BRONCOS HELP LAUNCH MALTA RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP C SQUAD

Malta Rugby League national coach Anthony Micallef launched his side’s upcoming summer internationals campaign today together Super League club London Broncos.

London back-rower Jonathan Wallace joined current Broncos and former Malta head coach Joey Grima, along with internationals Sam Keep and Malta vice-captain Clifford Debattista.

Malta will enter European Championship C this year and their commitments kick off next month when they host Greece at home on June 28. Three weeks later they travel to Havlíčkův Brod for a clash against the Czech Republic.

Malta coach Micallef announced a 42-man squad which includes three Super League players – the others being Widnes Vikings’ Danny Galea and stalwart Jarrod Sammut from Wakefield – one from Washington DC Slayers and the bulk from the Maltese Championship that kicked off in earnest last week when Gozo RL upset last year’s grand finalists Stompers RL in the opening round.

“It’s always nice to recognise these players that are doing some amazing things on the highest stage, but we have to look at the bigger picture,” said Micallef.

“I’ve named a squad that recognises a large group of the best of what we have available in our respective leagues, both in Malta and abroad, and it will be down to the 17 that take the field to get the job done, not one or two individual players.”

Wallace debuted for Malta 18 months ago against Denmark when the Maltese recorded a 74-12 win in Copenhagen and said it was an honour he is looking forward to replicating.

“A lot has changed in the time since and obviously now I will have Super League commitments to contend with but I also hope to be in the mix for the Maltese team,” said Wallace who is known to Maltese followers as Magrin.

Joey Grima is one of the men who helped kick off Rugby League in Malta with its first game back in 2005.

“We set out on the cause from a small meeting room in Western Sydney back in 2004 and it’s great that the game is now thriving in Malta. Various teams regularly head over there for training camps and the fruits of Maltese Rugby League are being shown with five players across the NRL and Super League included,” Grima commented.

European Championship C Fixtures –

Malta v Greece – 28 June, Czech Republic v Malta – 12 July, Greece v Czech Republic – 11 October.

Malta squad:
Mitchell Barbara (Hemel Stags), Justin Barlogio (Washington DC Slayers), Danny Burke (London Skolars), Adrian Cutajar (All Saints Toongabbie Tigers), Danny Galea (Widnes Vikings), Shaun Gambin (Wentworthville Magpies), Daniel Grima (St Clair Comets), Corey Harland (Parra Junior Eels), Jake Lynch (Folly Lane ARLFC), Jonathan Wallace (London Broncos), Matthew Mizzi (Central Queensland Capras), Andy Muscat (Eccles Roosters), Chris Parker and Paul Parkinson (Gateshead Storm), Nathan Portelli (Gold Coast Titans), Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), Aaron Weston (Hills Bulls), Tyson Freeman, Dylan Frendo and Jean-Pierre Zarb (Eagles RL), Clifford Debattista, Mario Mercieca and Mark Portelli (Gozo RL), Clint Agius, Matthew Booth, Christian Briffa, Branton Bonello, Jeremy Dela, Pete Debono, Michael George, Sam Keep, Joe Paolella and Dillon Urry (Malta Origin RL), Malcolm Attard, Julian Caruana, Dragan Cerketa, John Ellul, Matthew Spiteri, Matthew Von Brockdorff and Ed Willis (Stompers RL), Roderick Attard and Darren Edmunds (Team Pit RL).

Video interviews courtesy of Broncos TV: http://youtu.be/k15uYdlUjmU

Contact: Anthony Micallef (MRL) 00-356-7981 2699

http://www.malteserugbyleague.com

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First rugby league club established in Madrid

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DATE: 28th May 2014

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FIRST RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB ESTABLISHED IN MADRID

The AERL – Spanish Association of Rugby League – has announced the creation of a seventh club and the first in the capital, Griffons RL Madrid.

The side is the first to be run by the AERL delegation in the region, their plan being to form another two or three teams – including within the university sector – to rival the expanding Valencia-Alicante group in 2015.

Salome Sansano, AERL President, said: “Madrid has a great working group with people who love our sport and this is terrific news, they have been working hard in recent months to establish Griffons.”

Rodrigo Molina, AERL delegate in Madrid, added: “We have managed to advance one of our first goals. Now we aim to play the first game of rugby league in Madrid, to build a regional competition and get up the level of our players for selection to the Spanish national side.”

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Greece Rugby League announce European Championship C train-on squad

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DATE: 28 May 2014

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GREECE RUGBY LEAGUE ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP C TRAIN-ON SQUAD

Coach Matthew Ashill has named a 26-strong train-on squad a month ahead of Greece’s bow in official international competition when they play away to Malta on 28 June.

“All the selected players are looking forward to their first match in the European Championship,” said Hellenic Federation of Rugby League president Tasos Pantazidis. “Some of the selected players are experienced but most of them have only played rugby league for the last 9-10 months.”

Two players from Australia, Adam Bouris, who was full-back in last October’s first-ever international, a win over Hungary, and James Sui Denva have been named in the group and may be joined by two more players from Sydney to stiffen the squad.

The domestic representatives are drawn from two distinct areas, Athens and Rhodes with, unsurprisingly, the biggest contingent – 10-strong – from the island’s Knights who were recently crowned inaugural Greek champions after an unbeaten season.

“The campaign is not going to be easy,” continued Pantazidis, “We want to remain in Euro C, so the objective is to win at least one match. Malta is not an easy opponent. They are experienced, with good players so they are the favorites and we respect that.

“Official international matches are one of the best ways to motivate players to become better, and this European Championship competition has given us that opportunity.”

GREECE 26-MAN TRAIN-ON SQUAD

Giorgin Shyti (AEK Kokkinias), Aris Dardamanis, Nikolaos Kanellopoulos, Emmanouil Katalaktakis, Thomas Lymperios, Dimitrios Minadakis, Ioannis Roussoglou, Ioannis Valassas (Aris Petroupolis), Pandeleimon Arfaras, Theodoros Ananias, Stefanos Bastas, Nikolaos Bosmos, Mihail Chatziioannou, Nikolaos Chatzinikolaou, Michail Giorgas-Spanos, Konstantinos Kotiadis, Panagiotis Lampousis, Alvaro Zota (Knights of Rhodes), Konstantinos Lambrakis (Neapoli Lakonia), Ioannis Nake, Indrit Shakaj, George Stilianos (Pegasus Neos Kosmos), Liam Sue-Tin (Pine River Bears), Panagiotis Karefilis, Grigorios Koutsibogiorgos (Promitheas Rendi), Adam Bouris (unattached)

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Lebanon rugby league appoint Maroon as coach

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LEBANON RUGBY LEAGUE APPOINT MAROON AS COACH

The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has appointed Darren Maroon as the national team head coach and head of performance for the next four years.

Former International Maroon was the head coach from 2003-2007 and during that time was involved in Lebanon’s record 13-match unbeaten run.

“It’s a great honour to be back involved with Lebanese rugby league, we have work to do” said Maroon.

Remond Safi, Lebanon’s Chief Executive Officer, confirmed that they had got their targeted man. “It was a lengthy process with a lot of great candidates applying for the position. I look forward to working with Darren in developing the game in Lebanon.”

In addition to attempting to guide the Cedars to the World Cup in 2017, Maroon will be responsible for implementing a playing style and coaching system throughout all Lebanese representative teams and will lead an annual coaching camp in the country.

He already has some experience of the local domestic scene, flying to Serbia in 2007 to oversee the Liban Espoir side.

Maroon and Safi will combine to appoint staff to the U20, U18 and U16s national teams.

John Elias was Lebanon’s first head coach and was replaced in his second spell in 2010 by caretaker coach Rob Powell, who was supported by Thierry Dumaine and Latham Tawhai.

David Bayssari took over for the 2013 world cup qualifying campaign.

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Spanish revel in first rugby league Test win

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SPANISH REVEL IN FIRST RUGBY LEAGUE TEST WIN

Coach Darren Fisher and skipper Aitor Davila have been reflecting on Spain’s entry in to the rugby league Test arena, which saw them beat Belgium 12-10 on Saturday in Brussels, in their first international hit out.

With six clubs having been formed this year in their domestic competition, the result has proved to be a big boost to the development of the sport in the country.

“I feel very proud and it was a very emotional day for myself and the players,” said Fisher. “It is a great achievement for all involved in Spanish rugby league. The history book was written on Saturday but that’s only the beginning, I believe there is much more to come.”

Fisher added, “I expected a very determined and physical game from the Belgians and that’s what we got. We prepared well and I always believed we would compete hard, to get the result as well was a fantastic effort. It was great to see so much passion from the players in their shirts, they are a family.”

Spanish captain and scrum half Davila commented on the return game which will be held at the Campo de Rugby la Pelosa, Valencia, on 8 June. “Everyone in Spain is excited for our first international at home and I’m sure the Belgians will enjoy our hospitality,” he said.

“For the players it will be a great opportunity in front of friends and family to show how much pride they have for Spain RL – I can’t wait for the day.”

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Spain taste victory in their first-ever rugby league Test match

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SPAIN TASTE VICTORY IN THEIR FIRST-EVER RUGBY LEAGUE TEST MATCH

BELGIUM 10 SPAIN 12 – Brussels

Spain came from 10-2 down just before the hour to defeat Belgium 12-10 in the their first-ever rugby league Test encounter.

The Spaniards, who have founded a six-team domestic competition this season, found themselves under pressure in the opening exchanges but their defence held out as Belgium failed to register points.

The visitors then enjoyed a dominant spell, moving the ball through their three-quarters, but this time the Belgium defence proved similarly unyielding.

The deadlock was broken just after the half hour when Spain hooker Iván Ordaz landed a penalty after a shoulder charge.

Just before half time, the hosts hit back, winger Idriss Tiogum on the end of a flowing move to cross in the corner for an unconverted try.

Five minutes into the second period, Belgium extended their lead when stand-off Bruno Vindevolgel superbly dummied his way over, Ilias Laarchiri with the conversion.

Spain gained a second wind and, on the back of concerted attacks, Gonzalo Morro crossed to make it 10-6.

Ordaz, who along with winger Daniel García led the visitor’s revival, went over ten minutes later, Garcia’s conversion proving to be the defining score.

Loose forward Steven Garofalo was a stand out for Belgium with his destructive running and impeccable tackling, team manager for the home side, Zacharia Zoubir, commenting: ”The game was really good and very competitive, we had fierce opponents.”

“We made a lot of unnecessary mistakes in front of their line, however the team is young and we are very proud to see that the crowd liked the game.”

“We are also proud of the development here in Brussels with the local club Gorillaz beating neighbours Rotterdam beforehand. This is the kind of development that we are looking for in order to learn because we are at the beginning of something great here in Western Europe.”

BELGIUM 10 (4)

Ilias Laarchiri, Simon Trauquerau, Josquin De Winne, Jalil Hrim (C), Idriss Tiogum, Bruno Vindevolgel, Karim Hammadat, Jimmy Mulumba, Quentin Leclercq, Guillaume Vander Elst, Adam Bahemou, Youness Hammadat, Steven Garofalo Subs (all used) Christopher Eyns, Damien Parée, Youssef Zoubir, Youssef Zoubir

Tries: Tiogum (38), Vindevolgel (45)

Goal: Laarchiri

SPAIN 12 (2)

Jovi Gómez, Daniel García, Hadriel Mehamed González, Sebas Zuleta, Héctor D’Alessandro, Ezequiel Pérez Fuster, Aitor Dávila, Luis Thorp, Iván Ordaz, Adri Alonso, Ximo Fraile Sanz, Matthew Dulley, Juan Pablo Rango Subs (all used) Gonzalo Morro, Richi Perelló, Alejandro Gordon, Daniel Ruíz

Tries: Morro (57), Ordaz (67)

Goals: Ordaz, García

Men of the match: BELGIUM – Steven Garofalo SPAIN – Iván Ordaz

Half time: 4-2

Referee: Yves-Michael Kazadi

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