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Lokomotiva Beroun win 2014 Czech Rugby League championship

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FROM: CZECH RUGBY LEAGUE ASSOCIATION

DATE: 30.9.14

CONTACT: Andy Mulhall – andy.mulhall@rlef.eu.com

LOKOMOTIVA BEROUN WIN 2014 CZECH CHAMPIONSHIP

Lokomotiva Beroun have won a third successive Czech Rugby League Championship. The first club to be established in the country, in 2007, they dropped only one game – their first round clash against the Czech Rabbitohs – on their way to securing their fourth title.

The Rabbitohs finished runners up, losing only to Teplice Dragons on the road and battling their way to a draw with the Roosters of Mikulov, also away.

Mikulov and Teplice followed on the table with Slavia Hradec Kralove fifth in their first year in the Czech First Division while Vrchlabi Mad Squirrels – after being Grand Finalists in 2013 – finished the regular rounds a disappointing sixth. Orli Havlickuv Brod’s young squad were solid improvers on their 2013 performances and, after a strong finish to the season, look capable of making an impression on the extended Czech finals series.

The 2014 CZRLA finals is a mini-championship that involves all seven First Division clubs as well as the leading Second Division outfit – Usti nad Labem Blades – and will culminate in the Grand Final on the first weekend of November.

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Greek Rugby League Championship kicks off

HELLENIC FEDERATION OF RUGBY LEAGUE – PRESS RELEASE

Date: 30 September 2014

Contact: George Stilianos | media

GREEK CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS OFF

The Hellenic Federation of Rugby League’s second domestic season kicked off at the weekend, with the five first division teams in action and a second division taking place beneath the premier competition.

In the opening round AEK Kokkinias, led by national team coach Matthew Ashill, defeated last season’s runners up Aris Petroupolis 44-26, while defending champions Rhodes Knights crushed Athenians Pegasus Neos Kosmos 46-0 despite heavy rain in the Dodecanese and Pyrrihios Aspropyrgou had the bye.

Ashill commented of his charges: “It was probably the best domestic game we’ve seen so far in Greece between two great teams, played in front of 200 spectators, most of them watching a rugby league match for the first time. The level has risen sharply and everyone involved in the Greek Rugby League deserves congratulations”.

The Greeks will use the early games in the championship to select the national squad which will play the Czech Republic in Athens on 11 October in the final match of European Championship C.

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YML Premier Division Grand Final – Bramley Buffaloes 30 West Hull 22 – Report

YORKSHIRE MENS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION GRAND FINAL

BRAMLEY BUFFALOES 30 WEST HULL 22 – Mend-a-hose Stadium, Castleford, Saturday

In front of a vociferous crowd of over 300, Bramley’s early points blitz – which saw them register four tries inside the opening quarter – and determined goal line defence in the second half, saw them claim the Premier Grand Final prize.

Darrel Forster, one of three who remain at the Buffaloes from their National 3 days, and who finished with five goals, was instrumental in the defining spree, Wests leaving themselves too much to do but outscoring their opponents from there on in.

Buffaloes signalled their intent in the opening set, a massive hit by Jonny Bradley stopping Benn Arbon in his tracks.

But Wests responded, Liam East, Ash Shaw and Lennox Green combining to set Dan Cure free but Arbon’s kick on the last was too strong.

From there, Buffaloes dominated, Nathan Hammond’s break allowing Forster’s long cut-out pass to put Jerome Malcolm over for the opening score, Forster goaling.

Bramley doubled their lead in the 11th minute, winger Liam Copland showing terrific footwork with two superb sidesteps and the pace to race clear to the posts from half way, Forster with his second goal.

Four minutes later, Wests lost the ball on half way and, from the free play, Hammond twice hacked on and re-gathered to touch down, Forster again on target.

Wests put the restart out on the full and, as the amber and black tide rolled remorselessly forward, scrum half Ben Dean dummied and nipped over, Forster’s goal making it 24-0 in 18 minutes.

Callum Ling got Wests on the front foot and East manufactured a back-to-one call from a kick on the last but the Buffaloes goal-line defence was superb, surviving three sets as big Ben Parler, Sam Baker and Green went close, Tom Blakey’s grubber too long.

Buffaloes responded, Steve Suddards and Dean setting up Forster but he was held up over the line, Malcolm also denied.

Bramley full back Terry Brown then went on a tremendous 70 metre run but could just not pick up his supports.

East continually prompted and worked hard to get West Hull into the game, his excellent short pass looking to have put Blakey over as half time approached but the hooker dropping the ball over the line, and Arbon’s subsequent ball to Kail Arnott was forward.

Wests showed renewed vigour at the start of the second half as the sun came out, Ellerington and Shaw with drives, Blakey and East finding Arbon whose kick was scrambled dead by Malcolm.

From the drop out, Cure and Callum Lane darted, Green danced but East’s kick on the last was too strong as Bramley’s defence held.

Another Buffaloes knock on saw Shaw with a great offload find East and Arbon forced a second drop out but Wests lost possession cheaply, Cure then sin binned after a needless scuffle near the touchline.

That seemed to galvanise the Humbersiders, East with a great ball on the inside for Ben Parler, whose superb slipped pass saw Baker across between the posts in the 56th minute, Green with the extras.

Hammond led the Buffalo charge and, even though Suddards was hit late from a kick, advantage saw Omar Alrawi hack on and win the race to the ball, Foster again good with the boot to make it 30-6.

West Hull regained the kick off and, after Arbon had done well, Blakey’s short ball saw Ben Parler crash over and Green goal as Cure returned.

Ben Parler again led the charge in a tremendous cameo role, Lane going close and East held up as the Bramley defence remained resolute.

Forster and Bradley made ground but Suddards was wide with a field goal attempt as the game entered the closing stages.

Joe Staples put in a couple of crushing tackles for West Hull, they forced a drop out and Ellerington and Caluin Parler went close, but Jack Watt’s pass to Cure went into touch.

There was still time for late drama, Shaw was brought down by a fine tackle from Bradley but Ben Parler crashed over for his second try from close range for determined Wests.

From the restart, Caluin Parler and Ling got Dylan Price free down the left touchline and his inside ball saw Blaine Goulton go over but Green could not add the extras.

It was too little, too late for Wests, their slow start ultimately undoing them.

BUFFALOES

1. Terry Brown

2. Jerome Malcolm

3. Nathan Hammond

4. Omar Alrawi

5. Liam Copland

6. Steve Suddards

7. Ben Dean

8. Dave Parker

9. Craig Boot

15. Jonny Bradley

11. Alex Brier

12. Daz Forster

13. Robin Wilks

Subs (all used)

10. Gaz Hudson

16. Ryan Jackson

18. Ryan Campbell

19. Andrew Hepworth

Tries: Malcolm (6), Copland (11), Hammond (15), Dean (18), Alrawi (60)

Goals: Forster 5

WESTS

1 Lennox Green

2 Dylan Price

3 Callum Ling

4 Jack Watts

5 Dan Cure

6 Ben Arbon

7 Liam East

8 Oscar Ellerington

9 Tom Blakey

10 Kail Arnott

11 Callum Lane

12 Caluin Parler

13 Ash Shaw

Subs (all used)

14 Joe Staples

15 Sam Baker

16 Blaine Goulton

18 Ben Parler

Tries: Baker (56), B. Parler (63, 78), Goulton (79)

Goals: Green 3

Men of the match: BUFFALOES – Darrel Foster WESTS – Ash Shaw

Half time: 24-0

Referee: Phil Lawley

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YML Division 1 Grand Final – Scarborough Pirates 38 Hunslet Club Parkside 32 – Report

YORKSHIRE MENS LEAGUE DIVISION 1 GRAND FINAL

SCARBOROUGH PIRATES 38 HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE 32

Fine performances from loose forward Jack Hawkins and scrum half James Millward, combined with the pace of two-try winger Tom Jenkinson, saw Scarborough Pirates win the inaugural YML Division 1 Grand Final at the Mend-a-hose Stadium, Castleford.

They were pushed all the way by a never-say-die Hunslet outfit, superbly led by Jamie Graves, who nearly staged a dramatic fight back; the recent league game between them having ended as a draw.

Scarborough got off to the worst possible start, knocking on from the kick off and giving away a penalty for offside on their line, hooker David Medley going over from dummy half for Parkside, Michael Waite goaling.

Pirates, with a loud following behind them, got back into the match on the back of three successive penalties – two for ball stealing, livewire rake Nick Brinning across but James Millward wide with the conversion attempt.

Millward made amends in the ninth minute, his pinpoint crosskick picking out Jenkinson to put Scarborough in front, Millward with the extras.

A forward pass from the re-start put Parkside back in possession, the half backs combining well for Chris Boyce to send in Graves out wide to level, Waite missing with the conversion attempt.

Scarborough regained the lead after Millward was taken high; Keith Paddock went close and Adam Lee’s reverse pass sent in Jack Hawkins between the posts, Millward goaling to make it 16-10.

Millward became increasingly influential, linking with Oliver Battye and then Jack Hawkins to set the position for Brinning to burrow over for his second try just before the half hour, Millward again on target with the boot.

Hunslet got back into it soon after, Conner Dunbar’s pass sending Anthony Addinall on a mazy run to the line, Waite converting to bring the gap back to six points.

But they undid that with a penalty from the restart, Lee’s precise grubber to the corner allowing Regan Stirk to touch down, Millward with the touchline conversion.

Having withstood a spell of Hunslet pressure on their own line, Jenkinson thought he had collected a brace from Lee’s clever kick but he was deemed offside as the half time whistle sounded.

Six minutes into the second half, Parkside were back in it, Addinall again the threat on the left and Boyce’s cross kick seeing Ben Jacques gather and go over but the goal was missed.

The clash became feisty with plenty of pushing and niggle in the tackle in midfield, but when Scarborough moved the ball wide, Battye’s fine pass sent Jenkinson racing through from 45 metres for a lovely score, Millward adding the conversion to establish a 14-point lead.

Hunslet refused to accede, Graves going close before Ben Thorpe crashed over, Luke Medley goaling, and Boyce’s clever kick then causing havoc but Harry Sleep diffused the danger with an excellent run to clear his in-goal.

Spilt possession cost Parkside, though, Jenkinson’s burst out of defence and good work by Jack Hawkins and the Pirates half backs seeing Brinning chip to the corner, Battye gathering and taking it to 38-26 with 11 minutes remaining.

Still the Parksiders pressed, Graves going close and – after the Pirates lost the ball in their own quarter – the tricky scrum half weaved his way over, Luke Medley goaling to narrow the gap to a converted try.

Graves again made a break looking for parity but the ball was lost and the chance gone.

PIRATES

1 Harry Sleep

2 Tom Jenkinson

3 Oliver Battye

4 Jack Johnson

5 Regan Stirk

6 Adam Lee

7 James Millward

8 Alex Cowlin

9 Nick Brinning

10 Liam Braithwaite

11 Dave Douthwaite

12 Alex Collins

13 Jack Hawkins

Subs (all used)

14 Nathan Hawkins

17 Joe Hitchcock

19 Carl Stephenson

20 Keith Paddock

Tries: Brinning (6, 29), Jenkinson (9, 52), J. Hawkins (24), Stirk (35), Battye (69)

Goals: Millward 5

PARKSIDE

1 Luke Medley

2 Danny Harrison

3 Phillip Marshall

4 Anthony Addinall

5 Dean Bowles

6 Chris Boyce

7 Jamie Graves

8 Melvyn Brown

9 David Medley

10 Scott Armitage

11 Jack Raby

12 Ben Thorpe

13 Michael Waite

Subs (all used)

14 Ben Benton

15 Ben Jacques

16 Conner Dunbar

18 James Silverblade

Tries: D. Medley (2), Graves (12, 77), Addinall (32), Jacques (56), Thorpe (56)

Goals: Waite 2, L. Medley 2

Men of the match: PIRATES – Jack Hawkins PARKSIDE – Jamie Graves

Half time: 28-16

Referee: Andy Howe

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Greece rugby league unveil squad for clash with Czechs

HELLENIC FEDERATION OF RUGBY LEAGUE

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Date: 26 September 2014

Contact: George Stilianos | stilianos.george

GREECE GEARS UP FOR CZECH CLASH

Table-topping Greece have named a powerful 30-man squad for the third and final European Championship C match, in Athens, on 11 October.

Coach Matt Ashill, a Welshman by birth but long-time resident of Athens, is keen to see the local players mix further with some of the elite overseas-based ones such as Michael Korkidas and Gateshead Thunder half-back Jordan Meads.

“The local players have performed very well in the domestic championship and, as they get more experience, they are going to be very helpful for the national team” he said. For most it is going to be a reward for their efforts in a short time as they only started playing 10 months ago”.

Hellenic RL president, Tasos Pantazidis added: “The match will take place in Aspropyrgos, the home of a new rugby league club and that will be a strong motivation for the new players and the local community who will be present in the match”.

The Czechs, who lost at home to Malta in their first match, will be battling to avoid relegation which would end a four-year spell in the competition, previously known as the Euro Bowl.

GREECE 30-MAN SQUAD

Grigorios Koutsimpogiorgos, Neofytos Christou, Panagiotis Karefilis, Giorgin Syti, Vasilios Venduras (AEK Kokkinias), Konstantinos-Aris Dardamanis, Nikolaos Kanellopoulos, Manolis Katalaktakis, Thomas Lymberios, Ioannis Roussoglou, Ioannis Valassas (Aris Petroupolis), George Tsikrikas (Canterbury), Michael Korkidas (Dapto), Jordan Meads (Gateshead Thunder), Vasili Tsikrikas (Kingsgrove Colts), Pantelis Arfaras, Stefanos Bastas, Nikolaos Bosmos, Konstantinos Kotiadis, Panagiotis Lambousis, Alvaro Zota (Knights of Rhodes), Sebastian Sell (Mittagong), Konstantinos Lambrakis (Neapoli Lakonias), Ioannis Nake (Pegasus Neos Kosmos), Liam Sue-Tine (Pine Rivers), Nathan Hughes (Redfern All Blacks), Clinton Hughes (Sandgate Brighton),Terence Constantinou (Sunbury United), Jake Vrahnos (Sydney University), Jordan Kidis (UTS Tigers)

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Latvia hosts latest leg of European rugby league project

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LATVIA HOSTS LATEST LEG OF EUROPEAN PROJECT

The Latvian Rugby League has hosted the latest activity in the Leadership Devolution Project, as three Spanish, two Polish and one Scottish coach tutor-trainees joined their two Latvian colleagues in the beautiful setting of Sigulda, 50km north east of the capital Riga, nestling on the edge of the Gauja national park.

The training was run by RLEF Coach Manager Martin Crick and Rodrigo Molina, the Spanish association’s man in Madrid, said: “The whole experience was very rewarding. The multicultural environment in which the course was conducted generated a very positive atmosphere, with all of us seeing how the others work.”

“Undoubtedly, this course lets the Spanish rugby league face the proper development of rugby league in our country with some optimism. For Madrid, it is even more important because we currently have one club and we are now on the path to being able to train more coaches. Madrid has always been great in many sports, and rugby league should be no different.”

The LDP is co-funded by the RLEF, the Rugby League International Federation and the senior donor, the European Commission, which has committed €195.000 to the project.

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Oslo Capitals crowned 2014 rugby league champions of Norway

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OSLO CAPITALS CROWNED 2014 CHAMPIONS OF NORWAY

Defending champions Oslo Capitals retained their trophy with a 36-12 win over Flekkefjord Tigers in the Norwegian Grand Final staged in Arendal, Edwin Ohana their star performer.

The sides were locked at 12-all at the break, Joachim Larsen in fine form for the Tigers, but the Capitols’ great experience shone in the closing stages.

The venue was specifically chosen to help launch a recruitment drive for the new side in the competition for 2015, Arendal Pikes who’s chairman Daniel Fosseli arranged the hospitality for the sides; Norway national team manager Anne Haigh, who flew in from the UK especially, presenting the medals.

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