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Rugby League European Federation holds successful Annual Council Meeting & Conference

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FROM: RLEF MEDIA DEPARTMENT

DATE: 28 August 2014

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RLEF HOLDS SUCCESFUL ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING & CONFERENCE

Twenty-four nations from three regions – the Americas, Europe and Middle East-Africa – attended the twelfth Annual Council Meeting and fifth RLEF Conference in London.

“The Council meeting was certainly the most energetic yet,” said Maurice Watkins, RLEF chairman. “The membership is increasingly involved and contributing in a very practical way to the direction in which the RLEF travels.”

“Participation is up virtually across the board – in the case of Wales, Jamaica, Serbia and Ukraine quite dramatically – while improved governance practices have led to a more confident, self-sufficient membership corps.”

Delegates were brought up to date on progress of the current seven year strategy plan, at its half-way point and due to run until 2017, which included:

– Eighteen countries now have domestic championships compared with 12 four years ago

– Eleven nations have government recognition, compared with seven in 2010

– There are eleven Full Members compared with five in 2010; eight Affiliates compared with five and 12 Observers compared with eight

– Prior to 2010, the RLEF had not raised any external funding. This compares with €525.000 accrued from 2010-13

– 16 coach and 14 match official tutors have been trained and qualified by the RLEF and are currently delivering Level 1 courses throughout the Federation

In other news, the results of the 2014 Member Director elections saw incumbents Nebojsa Sretenovic (Serbia) and Graeme Thompson (Scotland) re-elected for a third term.

The membership voted to rename the annual meeting the RLEF “Congress” and chose to rotate it around Europe, with members invited to bid for hosting rights on an annual basis.

Nine Full Members, six Affiliate Members and six Observers were present and joined by un-ranked nations Georgia, Palestine and Romania.

MEMBERS / OBSERVERS ATTENDING

Czech Republic (CZRLA), England (RFL), France (FFRXIII), Germany (RLD), Greece (HFRL), Ireland (RLI), Italy (FIRL), Jamaica (JRLA), Lebanon (LRLF), Malta (MRL), Norway (RLN), Scotland (SRL), Serbia (SRLF), Ukraine (UFRL), Wales (WRL).

Belgium (BRLA), Denmark (DRLF), Hungary (HRLF), Netherlands (NRLB), Spain (AERL), UAE (UAERL).

UNRANKED NATIONS

Palestine, Georgia, Romania

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Russian Rugby League votes in new President and embarks on an “aggressive strategy”

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FROM: ASSOCIATION OF RUGBY LEAGUE CLUBS

DATE: 21 August 2014

CONTACT: Victor Sapozhnikov vvs.54

RUSSIAN RUGBY LEAGUE VOTES IN NEW PRESIDENT

Following its AGM, the Russian rugby league (ARLK) has voted Dmitry Belov as its new president.

The unanimous decision sees long-serving administrator and the ARLK’s founding president Edgard Taturyan step down.

In February, Taturyan – who introduced rugby league to Russia in 1989 – was persuaded to resume the top job due to a perceived absence of suitable candidates.

The intervening six months was spent scouting for a potential successor with the necessary credentials to strengthen the sport’s position in the country.

Newly-appointed Belov is a Moscow-based director of logistics company RTK (Russian Transport Komplex), which has previously supported Russian youth camps and, more recently, the national team’s activities.

He joined the rest of the 18 voting members in thanking Taturyan for his long service to the sport and supported his candidature for the vice presidency to ensure wise counsel and continuity as ARLK embarks on what the members described as: “an aggressive strategy.”

The new president and vice president are joined on the ARLK Board of Directors by Igor Ovchinnikov (head coach of the national team), Vladimir Kuschnerchuk (the president of Conference South), Dmitry Nechaev (Conference North East) and Vadim Fedchuk (Moscow Rugby League Federation).

The assembly also agreed six dates for the play-offs of the Russian championship, spanning September to November, with the new North East Conference – centred around the city of Perm’s new four-club competition – qualifying alongside Moscow, Moscow Region and South.

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Denmark rugby league revel in Nordic Cup success

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DATE: 21 August 2014

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DENMARK RUGBY LEAGUE REVEL IN NORDIC CUP SUCCESS

A comprehensive 44-6 success over holders Sweden in Copenhagen last weekend, building on earlier victory against Norway in Oslo, saw Denmark pick up the 2014 Nordic Cup, becoming the first of the Scandinavian nations to hold it twice having won the inaugural tournament in 2011.

Try doubles from centre pairing Emil Borggren and Martin Pedersen-Scott laid the platform against the Swedes, leading Steve Davy, president of the Dansk Rugby League Forbund, to comment: “Sweden and Denmark both contributed to the highest quality rugby league game I have ever seen in Scandinavia.”

“The intensity and focus in the run up to it was evident and seen in the determination and teamwork on the day.”

He continued: “It was a great day for Danish rugby league especially as there are more born and bred Danes making the team.”

Danish coach Nigel Kitching, formerly with London Skolars and Avignon added: “We went for a balance of youth and experience in what was the strongest Danish team we have fielded. Every one of the lads played with discipline and enthusiasm, which I hope we can carry forward.”

Three of Denmark’s starting 13 were teenagers, Borggren, Jesper Ika and try-scoring wingerChristoffer Ellebirke. “It is really pleasing to see youth not just coming through but succeeding at international level,” said Kitching.

Man of the match Borggren commented: “It was a great experience representing my country in one of the finest sports. Our overall strength, speed, and skill is what led us to be successful earning the Nordic Cup. I’m very proud to be a part of this team and hope to watch rugby league excel in Denmark as a sport.”

Sweden coach Ash Brown acknowledged: “It was a brutal match that let the best of Danish rugby league shine.”

“We lost the soul of our side, Paul Briggs, in the first tackle of the match due to a heavy collision and the tone of the game was set from there.”

“The massive Danish forward pack laid the groundwork for some slick moves from the halves and outside backs. Our young side showed plenty of heart but was out gunned.”

Hooker Richard Groom opened the scoring for the hosts with a try and goal and Denmark were soon celebrating again when a precision kick from stand-off Justin Eyles was collected by Ellebirke in the corner of the in-goal area to make it 10-0.

Sweden hit back at the end of the first quarter, skipper Fabian Wikander – their best performer – going over and converting his own try.

Pederson-Scott responded with his first touchdown but Sweden dominated territorially, Orveh Melchior and captain Eugene Hanrahan leading the home rear-guard.

Silas Mubanda’s explosive running was rewarded with the last try of the first half, Denmark going in to the break 22-6 ahead.

Borggren then took centre stage, twice going over on the right and Pedersen-Scott also picked up his brace with an excellent individual run that took him past several tacklers to the posts.

Neil Smith claimed the Danes eighth try, a worthy reward for all his hard work, Groom landing his sixth goal

Sweden now go on to their home fixture against Norway to establish second and third place.

DENMARK 44 (22)

Josh Whitehead, Morten Dam, Emil Borggren, Martin Pedersen-Scott, Christoffer Ellebirke, Justin Eyles, Viiga Lima, Jesper Ika, Rich Groom, Andrei Ungureanu, Orveh Melchior, Neil Smith, Eugene Hanrahan (C) Subs (all used) Rob King, Thor Thomsen, Silas Mubanda, Mark Bailey

Tries: Groom, Ellerbirke, Pedersen-Scott (2), Mubanda, Borggren (2), Smith

Goals: Groom 6/7, Bailey 0/1

SWEDEN 6 (6)

Chrstoffer Andreasson, Pontus Eriksson, Mafi Fakaosifolau, Christopher Vannerberg Rollet, Tobias Magnusson, David Lonsjo, Fabian Wikander, Victor Cordes Pettersson, Lars Hylander, Markus Lundin, Carl Lindblom, Paul Briggs, Iain Lednor Subs (all used) Thomas Olausson, Tobias Nilsson, Ben Gandy, Joakim Thilen.

Try: Wikander

Goals: Wikander 1/1

Referee: Craig Swanson

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South Africa Rugby League spreads into North West province

SOUTH AFRICA RUGBY LEAGUE SPREADS INTO NORTHWEST PROVINCE

South Africa Rugby League has announced the formation of two new clubs to play in the North West province and compete in the Protea Cup; Pretoria East Rabbitohs and Stilfontein Hurricanes.

The Rabbitohs boast several SA Rhino internationals and have experienced coaches and management in Tjaart van der Walt, Jonothan Soares and Deon Kraemer. The club will play from their home base in Potchefstroom.

Long thought of as a potential hotbed for new rugby league talent and a neighbouring mining town, Stilfontein’s Hurricanes has access to a strong university and agriculture college.

“We are focussing on sustainable club development, linked to regional tertiary institutions,” said Kobus Botha, President of SARL, who was also full of praise for Jan Prinsloo (a previous vice-president of SARL) for his tireless efforts to get the Northwest Province up and running.

Botha continued: “All of this forms part of the expansion plans for rugby league in South Africa and the Hurricanes and Rabbitohs will join the newly formed Bethal Broncos in the Protea Cup Challenge. We are planning on a few more clubs to strengthen the region and will keep working away.”

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Georgia and Palestine attend Rugby League European Federation twelfth Annual Council Meeting & Conference

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DATE: 21 August 2014

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RLEF PREPARES FOR TWELFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING

Twenty-four countries – 21 Members and Observers and three unranked nations – will attend Friday’s twelfth RLEF Annual Council Meeting and Conference at Brunel University, West London, ahead of this weekend’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley, where they will be guests.

They include Georgia, represented by the recently incorporated Georgian Rugby League Federation, returning to an official RLEF meeting for the first time since 2006 and newly-formed Palestine RL.

Following the formal AGM, chaired by Maurice Watkins, the delegates will be addressed by International Federation chairman Nigel Wood, who will discuss the organization’s strategic priorities; the RFL’s David Butler, covering the English community game’s strategic support to RLEF nations; RLEF director Graeme Thompson on the federation’s future governance; and former MP David Hinchcliffe, a founder of the All-Party Parliamentary group integral in the sport’s fight for recognition, particularly in the armed forces, in the 1990s.

In addition, 21 coach tutor delegates are also attending as part of the EU Leadership Devolution Project, led by RLEF coach educator Martin Crick and Catalan Dragons’ Thierry Dumaine.

MEMBERS / OBSERVERS ATTENDING

Czech Republic (CZRLA), England (RFL), France (FFRXIII), Germany (RLD), Greece (HFRL), Ireland (RLI), Italy (FIRL), Jamaica (JRLA), Lebanon (LRLF), Malta (MRL), Norway (RLN), Scotland (SRL), Serbia (SRLF), Ukraine (UFRL), Wales (WRL).

Belgium (BRLA), Denmark (DRLF), Hungary (HRLF), Netherlands (NRLB), Spain (AERL), UAE (UAERL).

UNRANKED NATIONS

Palestine, Georgia, Romania

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South African Rugby League unveils new club

SOUTH AFRICAN RUGBY LEAGUE UNVEILS NEW CLUB

The SARL has announced the inclusion of a new club in their competition.

Bethal Broncos will be based in Bethal, Mpumalanga, and play in the Mpumalanga regional competition as well as the National Club Championships, the Protea Cup.

Gerry Gendal, chairman of the Broncos, is excited about the year ahead and plans to mount a strong campaign. The club has some excellent credentials, with Gerry having played at all levels, including for the London Broncos in the early ‘90’s. He was also a prominent player and coach of the South African national team.

Kobus Botha, President of SARL, commented: “This forms part of the SARL’s strategy for expansion into undeveloped territories and I am very happy with the excellent work being done by so many unsung heroes to promote the sport.”

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Danish squad for Nordic Cup tie announced

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DANISH SQUAD FOR NORDIC CUP TIE ANNOUNCED

Danish national team coach Nigel Kitching has handed a debut to Jonas Damgaard Harreskov in the team to face holders Sweden on Saturday in Copenhagen, (kick off 2pm) in the second match n the 2014 Nordic Cup.

The Danes won their first-ever Test in game one away against Norway, 16-10 in Oslo, and looking to become the first of the Scandinavian nations to lift the Nordic Cup twice.

The 17 contains nine players from the Copenhagen Black Swan club and five from Jutland, along with three players who are currently based overseas.

DENMARK
Brian Brost, Morten Dam, Christoffer Ellebirke, Richard Groom, Eugene Hanrahan, Robert King, Nathan Smalley, Andrei Ungureanu, Josh Whitehead (Copenhagen RLFC), Martin Pederson-Scott (Gateshead Storm), Justin Eyles, Jonas Harreskov, Viiga Lima, Orveh Melchior, Neil Smith (Jutland RLFC), Jesper Ika (Leigh East), Emil Borggren (unattached)

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