Archive | December 2014

AEK Kokkinias lead at half way stage of Greek rugby league season

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Date: 23 December 2014

Contact: George Stilianos | media

AEK KOKKINIAS LEAD AT HALF WAY STAGE

Half way through the Greek rugby league domestic season, AEK Kokkinias have been declared ‘winter champions’ after going through the opening five rounds undefeated, including a home victory over defending champions Rhodes Knights.

AEKK coach Matthew Ashill said: “I pay tribute to all the players and staff of the club and have asked them to maintain the same spirit and passion for the rest of the season.”

The Knights are in second spot with Pegasus Neo Kosmos, Aris Petroupolis and Pyrrihios Aspropyrgoy making up the rest of the table.

The top two sides will play each other in the Grand Final in May.

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Expansion plans announced for UAE rugby league

United Arab Emirates Rugby League

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Date: 17 December 2014

Contact Details: Sol Mokdad

Mob: +971 (0)50 228 9 256

e-mail: sol@uaerl.ae

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EXPANSION PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR UAE RUGBY LEAGUE

Plans are in place to increase the amount of domestic, representative and international rugby league played in and by the United Arab Emirates in 2015.

A new team, renewed State of Origin and preparations for the MEA Cup are scheduled according to UAERL President, Sol Mokdad.

“The UAERL Board is set up for a fruitful 2015 which will see unprecedented rugby league activity in the Emirates and Gulf region” he said.

“With the success of the Rugby League World Cup, the Four Nations, and the international appeal of the NRL and Super League, rugby league is growing internationally and we are proud to be part of it. Our aim for next year is to become an Affiliate Member of the Rugby League European Federation.”

The UAERL Rugby League Cup kicks off on 17 April, 2015, with defending champions Abu Dhabi Harlequins taking on Xodus Wasps, Al Ain Amblers and the newly introduced Dubai Sharks over four weekends of competition.

On its completion, the annual Mike Ballard ‘Emirate of Origin’ returns for the third consecutive year, with the best from Dubai taking on the finest in Abu Dhabi. Game One will be held in Abu Dhabi on 15 May, 2015.

The UAE Falcons, the national side, will be taking on officially-ranked nations both home and away with fixtures planned against Lebanon and Serbia, together with internationals versus Pakistan and Thailand.

The Falcons have been strengthened by the appointment of George Yiasemides as head coach, who has put together a highly qualified team including a strength and conditioning and performance coach.

The Junior Falcons, coached by rugby league great Apollo Perelini, will be competing in the U18s MEA Cup which is earmarked to take place in Beirut in mid-February.

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Ethiopia rugby league take positive first steps

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FROM: Ethiopia Rugby League

DATE: 30 October 2014

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ETHIOPIA RUGBY LEAGUE TAKE POSITIVE FIRST STEPS

The newly-formed Ethiopia rugby league has taken further positive steps following the completion of a visit by RLEF Middle East Africa Regional Director Remond Safi.

He was based in the sport’s new stronghold, the city of Mekelle in the State of Tigray, where an excited crowd watched the first match officially played.

SOS School of Mekelle narrowly defeated Nicolas Robinson School in front of Tigray Sports Bureau officials, other schools’ sports teachers – including the Nicholas Robinson School Principal – and Rainbows 4 Children representatives.

More importantly than the result, the sporting but fiercely competitive match was controlled by qualified Ethiopian match officials and the sides were prepared by local coaches, graduates of the RLEF Level 1 Coaching Course taught by Safi.

“It was overwhelming to see the enthusiasm applied by the Mekelle sports teachers in learning rugby league”, Safi said. “With the direction of Ahmed Abubeker and his colleagues, along with the guidance of the Region Tigray sports bureau, I have no doubt that we will see the sport develop into neighbouring states in the country.”

The rugby league coaching course was hosted at Nicolas Robinson School by Abubeker Ahmed, president of the Tigray association. “We are very grateful for the help of the Tigray state government, who have pioneered support for this important sport and for the unceasing support of Nicolas Robinson School”, Ahmed added.

The coaching course had sixteen participants from Tigray schools, thirteen male and three female, all of whom graduated with the top two places in the written examination being women.

The same sixteen coaches then took the RLEF Match Officials course, again all passing.

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Partizan Juniors crowned new Serbian rugby league youth champions

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From: Serbian Rugby League Federation / Belgrade
Date: 12 December 2014

PARTIZAN JUNIORS CROWNED NEW CHAMPIONS

Partizan juniors completed an unbeaten season after defeating Dorćol U18s, 24-22, in the Grand Final to become the new champions.

The youngsters but had to wait the final whistle to celebrate the success, Dorćol missing a conversion late on that would have taken the game into extra time.

Partizan centre Branko Čarapić opened the scoring with two tries inside eight minutes and Denis Bajrami extended the lead to give the Black-and-Whites a perfect start.

Dorćol juniors kept their hopes alive through a Miloš Aleksić try two minutes before the break but Pavle Vojinović instantly replied to seemingly put Partizan in control.

But Dorćol started the second period in fine form with an Aleksa Radić double from consecutive sets and were close to another try but lost the ball.

Partizan took advantage through Bajrami’s second try and Vladimir Milutinović added his second goal but from there on in it was all Dorćol.

Second rower Radić touched down between the posts for his hat trick, Stefan Vukanović converting and, with six minutes remaining, winger Rade Spajić crossed in the corner to cut the deficit to only two points but Vukanović missed the kick from the touchline.

Serbian Rugby League Federation president Predrag Pantić awarded the impressive trophy to the new champions’ captain Kosta Stojković and praised the both teams, the intensity of the game and the quality of the competition.

“I am happy to see these two teams battle for the trophy until the very last gasp” he said. “The final was the finest end to a competition which had started back in May and proved that we shouldn’t worry about the next generation of players coming through.

“I congratulate not only the new champions Partizan but all the teams involved and I hope we will spread the base even wider in 2015.“

Partizan boss Admir Hadžić added: “We knew that if we failed to win the final, nobody would remember our previous record. I hope we will continue this way in new season as many of these boys will stay at this age group”.

Since the introduction of Serbian U18s Championships, no team has defended the title. Dorćol were the inaugural winners in 2011 followed by Radnički Nova Pazova and Voždovac in 2013.

This year’s final was the first without Soko Vranje, who lost all three previous appearances in the title decider.

Partizan U18s: 24

Vladimir Milutinović, Toplica Ristić, Branislav Čarapić, Mihajlo Ilić, Dario Abidinović, Denis Bajrami, Ilija Mitrović, Vanja Nenadović, Pavle Vojinović, Kosta Stojković, Jovan Ivanković, Aleksa Milković, Djordje Macura.

Subs: Nemanja Vranješ, Luka Stojković, Vuk Radenković, Stevan Ivanković.

Tries: Čarapić (3’, 10’), Bajrami (25’, 45’), Vojinović (35’)

Goals: Milutinović 2/5

Dorćol U18s: 22

Stefan Vukanović, Rade Spajić, Gavrilo Vučetić, Bane Drašković, Miloš Petković, Nemanja Stojanović, Nikola Vlahović, Paja Šević, Boris Lazin, Saša Mtrović, Aleksa Radić, Miloš Aleksić, Milan Čobanović.

Subs: Miloš Tasić, Milan Majkić.

Tries: Aleksić (33’), Radić (36’, 39’, 59’), Spajić (64’)

Goals: Vukanović 1/5

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Rugby League European Federation makes important contacts at EU Sport Forum

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FROM: RLEF MEDIA DEPARTMENT

DATE: 8 December 2014

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RLEF DELEGATION AT THE EU SPORT FORUM 2014

The European Commission organised its sixth EU Sport Forum in Milan recently, an event attended by more than 260 delegates from all across Europe.

The RLEF was represented by Jovan Vujosevic, the Regional Director for Central and East Europe and Tiziano Franchini, vice president of the Federazione Italiana Rugby League.

“The Forum was, as always, an important event for the RLEF and, for the second time, we had a permanent stand to present our activities undertaken at the EU level,” said Vujosevic, who also attended the Sport Forum in Vilnius, Lithuania, last year.

“It gave us a further opportunity to create new links with important sport-government bodies” added Vujosevic, who demonstrated the on-going success of the Leadership Devolution Project, which is part-financed by the EU thanks to a €195.855 grant and features 18 RLEF member countries.

The RLEF delegation met with the new Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Mr Tibor Navracsics, and representatives of Sport Accord, the European University Sport Association, the Italian and Czech Republic Olympic Committees and other national governing bodies and multi-sport organisations.

Mr Navracsics and his colleagues introduced new guidelines for financing sport projects via the EU Commission from sport budget Erasmus+ and unveiled the ‘European Week of Sport’ as a new way to promote sport in the EU for programme and partner countries.

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Serbian Rugby League ends year on a high

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From: Serbian Rugby League Federation / Belgrade
Date: 7th December 2014

SERBIAN RUGBY LEAGUE ENDS YEAR ON A HIGH

There is much to celebrate in Serbian rugby league circles as 2014 comes to an end.

Top of European Championship B table at the halfway stage – including a memorable win at home to Italy – they were the biggest movers in the World Rankings released last week, going up four places to 13th, which should put them in good stead for the 2017 World Cup qualifiers, the finals in Australian and New Zealand featuring 14 teams.

According to SRL president Predrag Pantic, “This is the year in which the Serbian Rugby League Federation had a great domestic development. Nearly 100 matches were played from seniors to U14.

“Red Star’s win over Dorcol is a new chapter in Serbian Rugby League history, and we all hope that domestic development will continue in 2015.”

Red star’s dramatic 36-26 away triumph in the Grand Final ended 12 seasons of dominance by Dorcol, one of the longest continued runs of success in rugby league history.

Two-try and two-goal Vojislav Dedić, the Red Star stand-off was the star. “The season was very long and hard, especially after the summer break”, he said.

“It was important to us to be the best when it counts. Dorćol was as tough as ever but I think we were hungrier for success. Even when they took the lead, we never gave up and it paid off.

“The feeling is amazing and I would like to congratulate and thank to all my teammates, staff and supporters”.

His opposite number Dalibor Vukanović also claimed 12 points but, for once, it was not enough.

“We were not at the level we usually are defensively and Red Star utilized that in the opening and closing minutes of the game”, he noted.

“We made some bad decisions during our dominating period so we couldn’t build a lead big enough for a comfortable finish. At the end, both teams had chances to win, this time Red Star used their one and I congratulate them.

“It is up to us now to regroup over the off-season and to do our best to win back the title next year”.

Red Star’s red-and-whites shocked the hosts by racing to 10-0 lead after only eight minutes with tries from Nikola Djurić and Dragan Vasiljević.

Dorćol responded with winger Milan Avramović’s touchdown and a goal by captain Vukanović, but Red Star extended their lead with a Petar Milanović score and Vojislav Dedić’s second conversion.

Three minutes before half time, centre Stevan Stevanović crossed for the home team and Vukanović landed another goal to make it 12-16 at the break.

Dorćol took control in the opening minutes of the second half with Stefan Nedeljković equalizer and Vukanović’s first try, Dedić responding to make it 20-all.

In the 66th minute, Vukanović posted a superb solo effort between the posts, Nedeljković adding the extras to put Dorćol back in front.

Red Star’s international duo Dedić and Miloš Zogović with the goal levelled the score again just three minutes later, with the latter completing the comeback in the next set with a fine try.

Red Star had to pull off a try-saving tackle in the corner to force a knock-on and avoid extra-time and, in the dying minutes, they made sure of only their second-ever win over Dorćol thanks to a second try by the man of the match Vasiljević, Zogović completing the scoring with his second goal.

The match, streamed live, had the SRL’s highest-ever viewing figures.

Also, Radnički Nova Pazova defeated Tašmajdan Tigers 38-30 in the play-off final and returned to the first division after only one season out.

DORĆOL: 26

Andrej Mora, Stefan Vukanović, Marko Ćuk, Aleksa Radić, Milan Avramović, Dimitris Dajč, Mirko Božović, Stefan Nedeljković, Dalibor Vukanović, Miloš Aleksić, Stevan Stevanović, Ivan Tulić, Milan Čobanović. Subs: Sergej Devetak, Lazar Mićić, Rade Spajić, Nikola Vlahović.

Tries: Milan Avramović (11’), Stevan Stevanović (37’), Stefan Nedeljković (42’), Dalibor Vukanović (48’, 66’)

Goals: Dalibor Vukanović 2/3, Stefan Nedeljković 1/2

RED STAR: 36

Miloš Zogović, Nikola Djurić, Petar Milanović, Dragan Vasiljević, Aleksandar Radovanović, Mark Pullen, Vojislav Dedić, Nikola Vulić, Vladislav Dedić, Slobodan Manak, Miodrag Tomić, Miloš Kostadinović, Velibor Srećković. Subs: Vuk Štrbac, Nenad Žujić, Denis Čengaj, Nikola Milovanović.

Tries: Nikola Djurić (3’), Dragan Vasiljević (8’, 79’), Petar Milanović (15’), Vojislav Dedić (56’, 69’), Miloš Zogović (72’)

Goals: Vojislav Dedić 2/4, Miloš Zogović 2/3

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Spanish Town High secure Jamaican U19 rugby league crown

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From: JAMAICA RUGBY LEAGUE ASSOCIATION

Date: 3 Dec. 2014

SPANISH TOWN HIGH SECURE U19 RUGBY LEAGUE CROWN

Spanish Town High proved once more that they are the number one U19 rugby league high school in Jamaica, after a dramatic 14-12 win over St. Catherine High in the Grand Final.

St. Catherine High led 12-10 with seven minutes remaining but a brilliant chip kick from Spanish Town’s Adrian Christie found winger Rameish Smith in space who reached over in the right hand corner to seal an emotional win.

"I told the players, win or lose the school is proud of them for being in their third straight final”, said winning coach Shane Brown. “We are extremely happy and look forward to again defending the crown next season."

Stephen Scott, coach of St. Catherine High, was also proud of his charges. “We were let down by too many errors in the first half, we rallied and took the lead but just couldn’t hold on.

“I feel gutted for the boys but we are proud to have made the finals.”

JRLA Director of Rugby Romeo Monteith had high praise for the premier youth competition.

“It was executed without any issues,” he commented. “We are pleased with the technical improvement of all the teams and the commitment shown by the schools.

“The Association will continue to ensure the students have well organized competitions to compete in. "

Spanish Town 14

Tries: Odane Christy, Rameish Smith, Samoy Smith. Goal: Adrian Christie

St. Catherine 12:

Tries: Dominic Gaye 2, Rajeev Garwood

Contact
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JRLA Director of Rugby

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Website: www.jamaicarugbyleague.com

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