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GC Foster College claim first Jamaican rugby league title of the season while trio trial with Wolfpack

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From: JAMAICA RUGBY LEAGUE ASSOCIATION

Date: 30 November, 2016

GC FOSTER COLLEGE WIN INTERCOLLEGIATE RUGBY LEAGUE 9S

GC Foster picked up the first silverware of the 2016-17 Jamaican rugby league season when they defeated Mico University 20-0 in the final of the Intercollegiate 9’s Championship.

Six colleges and universities took part in a round-robin tournament including debutants Caribbean Maritime Institute who held Excelsior Community College to a 8-8 draw in their best performance.

The University of the West Indies, the University of Technology and Excelsior Community College were the others involved, GC Foster remaining unbeaten throughout although drawing with Mico in the group stages.

In the final, Arian Thomas (2), Steve Miller, Ryan Pryce and Adam Morris were their try scorers.

Meanwhile, three Jamaican players have been selected in the squad of 18 who will fly to England to trial for Toronto Wolfpack, who are set to join English League 1 next season, after successfully coming through trials on the island.

Tyronie Rowe, Antonio Baker and Kenneth Walker will make the 12-day trip to the UK in December to battle for five positions in the Wolfpack squad.

Contacts –

Romeo Monteith

Intercol Rugby League Chairman

RLEF Caribbean Development Manager

Tel: 1-876-460-9901

Email: romeocbar or Romeo.Monteith@rfl.uk.com

Website: http://www.jamaicarugbyleague.com

IntercolGeneral Secretary:

Paula Daley Morris, Tel. #1-876-573-4166

Email: intercolsecretariat)

http://www.intercoljamaica.org

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Latest Rugby League World Rankings

Victory in the Ladbrokes Four Nations tournament has elevated Australia back to number one in the world rugby league rankings released by the RLIF, leapfrogging New Zealand, who they defeated 34-8 in the final at Anfield, Liverpool.

The Kiwis had become the only other nation to head the chart when they took on the mantle after winning the Anzac Test between the nations in mid-2015.
Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga commented:

“It is nice to have the number one position now, we tend to talk about process in the build-up but it is satisfying; the pressure’s on us now to stay there and we are very confident we can handle it.

“We look in good shape for the World Cup next year.”

The biggest leap in the rankings is by Scotland, who became the first nation to take a point off a top-three ranked nation since Papua New Guinea in 1990, when the Bravehearts held New Zealand to an 18-all draw in Workington as part of the Four Nations.
The Scottish performances in the competition see them move from ninth to fourth in the rankings, the highest they have been.

“This is a very exciting moment for Scotland Rugby League,” said SRL chairman Keith Hogg.

“It is testament to the hard work that so many players, staff and volunteers have put into the establishment and development of our national team over many years, especially long-serving head coach Steve McCormack and skipper Danny Brough who provided so many fantastic memories during the Four Nations.

“This is a real boost for the sport in Scotland and everyone involved will be working hard to
make the most of the increased exposure this landmark brings.”

For the first time USA and Canada, who have been jointly awarded the 2025 World Cup appear in the top 12 nations.

The 2016 international season has featured the most accredited international matches since the official rankings began.

Note to Editors: The RLIF World Rankings are based upon the following criteria:

  • · The relative strength of the opponents
  • · The score of the game
  • · Different competitions carry additional weighting
  • · More recent games carry greater weighting as games degrade over a 5 year period
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RLC Dragons Krupka win Czech Rugby League title

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FROM: CZECH RUGBY LEAGUE ASSOCIATION

DATE: 17 November, 2016

CONTACT: jaroslav.bzoch@rugbyleague.cz

DRAGONS WIN CZECH GRAND FINAL

A penalty six minutes from time by Vit Zajicek ensured that RLC Dragons Krupka won their first Czech Grand Final in the tightest of matches, defeating RLC Slavia Hradec Kralove 20-18.

It capped a superb season for the Dragons who also finished as league leaders in the seven-team championship.

“We lost just once this season and our team grew and strengthened together,” said head coach Tomas Beranek. “I have to thanks to all the players. They made me really proud and I am happy that we have showed to everyone how hard we worked hard to claim the title.”

Tries from Tomas Nemecek and Antonin Berk, both goaled by Zajicek, gave the Dragons an early 12-0 lead but the competition’s leading scorer Jan Heininger responded for Slavia, their captain Ladislav Cintler successful with the conversion.
Just before the break, Nemecek crossed for his second, Zajicek once more successful to make it 18-6 to the Dragons.

The second half saw a Slavia revival and around the hour two quick-fire tries to Cintler again and Marko Mećava, both goaled, levelled the game.

Cintler was wide with a penalty in the 70th minute and as the Dragons responded and looked set for a drop goal, they were awarded a penalty for a trip and Zajicek was the hero with the decisive score.

The win saw the Dragons complete a clean sweep of all possible trophies in 2016, their juniors claiming the first-ever CZRLA U18 crown.

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Dorćol retain Serbia Rugby League crown with thrilling win over Red Star

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From: Serbian Rugby League Federation / Belgrade
Date: 14 November, 2016

DORĆOL CLAIM FOURTEENTH SRL TITLE WITH SENSATIONAL GRAND FINAL WIN

Underdogs Dorćol retained their Serbian Rugby League crown with a 26-10 win over favourites Red Star in the Grand Final, held at a cold and windy Ada Ciganlija.

Astonishingly, it is their fourteenth triumph in 15 seasons since the re-establishment of the sport in the country.

Led by talismanic captain Dalibor Vukanović, who scored 14 points, Dorćol led 14-0 at the break and had the game wrapped up by the hour mark when they were 26-6 ahead.

“This is one of the biggest wins in the history of the club,” said Vukanović, who scored two tries and kicked three goals. “Red Star was a favourite and rightly so because they had previously taken the Super Cup and Serbian Cup from us but our guys played their hearts out, we saved our season by holding on to the championship. Our defence was superb”

Scrum-half Vukanović began the scoring in the fifth minute with a self-converted try, adding two penalties; Relja Petrović crossing on the half hour to extend the lead.

Petr Milanović got Red Star on the board at the start of the second half but Vukanović grabbed his second and two tries in as many minutes from international centre Stefan Stevanović and veteran Milos Milanko eased Dorćol to victory.

League leaders Red Star finished strongly with a further touchdown to Milos Ćalić but their opportunity of a season clean-sweep was gone.

DORĆOL 26 (14)

Dajč, Lazin, Stevanović, Božović, Mora, Tajsić, D. Vukanović, S. Vukanović, Radić, Petrović, Milanko, Aleksić, Ivanović

Subs: Avramović, Kojić, Mitrović, Docić

Tries: D. Vukanović (5, 45), Petrović (30), Stevanović (57) Milanko (59)

Goals: D. Vukanović 3/7

RED STAR 10 (0)

Zogović, Milanović, Ćalić, Vasiljević, Trifunović, Vojislav Dedić, Pulen, Žujić, Vladislav Dedić, Tomić, Milenković, Manak, Štrbac

Subs: Vulić, Čengaj, Nikolić, Đurić

Tries: Milenković (50’), Ćalić (72’) –

Goals: Vojislav Dedić 1/2

Contact: Miloš Šakan
T +381 64 39 777 63
E ragbi@verat.net, milos.sakan@ragbiliga.rs

Related links: http://www.ragbiliga.rs

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