Archive | November 2018

RLIF Welcomes announcement of Downers Rugby League World Cup 9’s event

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Friday, 30 November 2018

The NRL and the RLIF have announced that the Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s Sydney 2019 will be staged featuring 12 nations playing over the course of two days at the new Western Sydney Stadium next October.

The tournament will be held on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2019, and will feature men’s and women’s tournaments.

Twelve teams in the men’s competition and four teams in the women’s tournament will compete across 28 matches and 12 hours of action.

The Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s Sydney 2019 was officially launched today by NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, the Hon Adam Marshall, NSW Minister for Sport, WestConnex and Western Sydney, the Hon Stuart Ayres, NRL CEO Todd Greenberg and RLIF CEO Nigel Wood at Western Sydney Stadium.

“The Nines concept has been a great success and this is the obvious next step – Nines at international level,” NRL CEO Todd Greenberg.

“The best players in the world will be on show in this unique concept over the course of two days at the brand new Western Sydney Stadium. This will be the typical fast-paced and free-flowing action which the Nines brings but with the added international flavour.

“The whole week will be a celebration of Rugby League in western Sydney, with a number of community initiatives planned.

“The benefits for the game are enormous. It will be an exciting and innovative tournament for our fans and it will also help to develop international Rugby League.

“It will be a fantastic way to showcase the game and I’d like to thank the NSW Government and Destination NSW for their support, as well as to the RLIF for their strong belief in this concept.”

The NRL will work with the RLIF on the finalisation of the participating nations for the tournament.

Mr Greenberg also acknowledged Downer, naming rights partners for the tournament, having previously been supporters of the NRL Nines concept as well as Kangaroos-Kiwis Test matches.

The NRL has also announced that Fox Sports would be the official broadcast partner of the Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s Sydney 2019. Fox Sports will broadcast every men’s and women’s match live nationally across the two days of competition.

RLIF CEO Nigel Wood said Sydney would be a fantastic location for the World Cup 9s concept to be showcased.

“The shorter form of Rugby League provides us with an exceptional competition to attract new fans, players and commercial partners to the sport across the world whilst appealing to our current supporter base and partners who love the speed and excitement of Nines,” Mr Wood said.

“The RLIF has the mission to showcase rugby league to the widest audience possible and through initiatives such as this, we are supporting that mission.”

Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga said the event would be an important concept to grow the game globally.

“I have no doubt that World Cup 9s will be a great way to expand the game at an international level,” Mr Meninga said. “I’m a real advocate for this concept based on what it can do for the international game.”

Mr Marshall said: “I am thrilled that Sydney will be the first city in the world to host the Rugby League World Cup 9s, which is expected to attract more than 13,300 overnight visitors to Sydney, injecting approximately $11 million into the NSW economy.”

Mr Ayres said: “NSW is the home of Rugby League in Australia and Western Sydney Stadium will provide the best sporting experience for fans anywhere in the country, making it the perfect location to host this event.”

The Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s Sydney 2019 has been secured for Sydney by the New South Wales Government.

Tickets will go on sale next year. But supporters can register via a waitlist at https://www.nrl.com/waitlist/

Further information: Glenn Jackson, NRL

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Caribbean Maritime University claim Jamaica rugby league Intercollegiate 9s title

JAMAICA INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS ASSOCIATION

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Date: 28 November, 2018

Contact: Intercol Competition Coordinator: Kristen McGregor

Email: intercolsecretariat@yahoo.com

http://www.intercoljamaica.org

CARIBBEAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY CLAIM INTERCOLLEGIATE 9S CHAMPIONSHIP

The start of the eighth season of Intercollegiate Rugby League in Jamaica has been marked by CMU winning their first title, taking out the annual 9s championship. It is a remarkable turnaround for the club, formed only two years ago and who finished bottom of the table last season.

Six sides, split into two groups of three, contested the tournament, held at the Duhaney Park Mini Stadium. CMU defeated Mico University Crocs (20-8) and the University of West Indies Pelicans (12-8) in their group, Excelsior Community College Eagles in the semi final (16-4) and UWI again in the decider (16-5); University of Technology Knights and GC Foster Lions the other competitors.

CMU were led by tournament MVP Reinardo Richards, one of the country’s top rugby league players and on scholarship there alongside Adrian Brown and Orlando Messado.

Intercol rugby league chair Romeo Monteith commented: “CMU has showed vast improvement and their commitment and investment in the education and sporting prowess of their student athletes was evident. The quality of play from all the teams was very good and it’s clear that Intercol continues to be a nursery for some of Jamaica’s top rugby league players.”

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International Rugby League talent drawn from a growing number of domestic competitions

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The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) has conducted an analysis of the countries where international players are playing their regular club games. The survey discovered that 38% of the players selected in the squads for the most recent round of fixtures play for clubs outside of the competitions in England and Australia. The sample included 442 players who were selected in the official final train-on squads for fully sanctioned international games played in October and November 2018.

The Rugby Football League (RFL) in England is the host for 33% of those who were named in the squads for the recent internationals and the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) is host to 29 % of the players. France was the third highest provider of players closely followed by Serbia, Russia, Canada and the USA.

RLIF Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Wood commented on the analysis:

“It is a really important indicator in assessing our strategies for the growth of the game internationally. We are working with our member nations to ensure that they are strong and self-sustaining as governing bodies and this covers governance, finance and of course their ability to produce and develop players.”

“This snap-shot is encouraging as it shows that our members are increasingly able to produce and sustain playing opportunities in their own competitions and that those players can begin to test themselves against other nations of similar ability.”

Ends

Figures – 442 players in total

Australia 131

81 – NRL

20 – QRL includes PNG Hunters

1 – NSW

29 – Country leagues

England – 144

63 – SL – includes Catalans

78 – Championship

3 – UK community

23 – France
20 – Canada 1 – New Zealand 11 – Jamaica
5 – Chile 17 – USA 22 – Russia
9 – Scotland 15 – Spain 22 – Serbia
3 – PNG 15 – Ireland 4 – unattached

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RLIF Briefing Note – November 22nd 2018

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JAMAICA BECOME 11TH WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

blobid6_1542887133072.pngJamaica made history with their first-ever win over USA, 16-10, bringing them the 2018 Americas Championship and automatic qualification for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England. The Reggae Warriors’ heroic, stoic, goal line defence – particularly in a scoreless second half – sparked wild celebrations on the final whistle in Jacksonville.

CANADA TAKE RANKING TEST

Canada finished third in the Americas Championship, running in eleven tries to down Chile 62-12 at Hodges Field, University of North Florida in Jacksonville. The Wolverines were indebted to stand off Ash Calvert who claimed 26 points from two tries and nine goals

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FIJI INTERNATIONAL TRI-SERIES
Fiji head into the final round of the 2018 International Tri-Series in poll position after defeating the Australian Affiliated States side 32 – 16 in the competition opener. In round two of the tournament, the Australian Affiliated States defeated the British Amateur Rugby League Association (BARLA) Lions 28 – 20.

BARLA will face the Fiji Residents this Friday.

International Tri-Series Results:
Fiji Residents 32 – 16 Australian Affiliated States
Australian Affiliated States 28 – 20 BARLA Lions

Other Tour Results:
BARLA 22 – 20 Fiji West Selection
Fiji Residents 20 – 20 Australian Affiliated States

RED STAR WIN BALKAN SUPER LEAGUE
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Red Star Belgrade have completed the season unbeaten, taking the Balkan Super League crown from derby rivals Partizan; winning the Grand Final 30-6 at the SC Inge Stadium, Zvezdara. This year’s competition featured 15 teams from seven nations and victory saw the red and white’s pick up an unprecedented fourth trophy of the campaign, which saw them win all their 21 games.

COLOMBIA AND ARGENTINA NAME SQUADS FOR SOUTH AMERICAN CUP
The Colombia Rugby League XIII and Confederación Argentina de Rugby League have named their Men’s squads for this weekend’s Federación Latinoamericana de Rugby League (FLRLXIII) South American Cup in Brazil

Colombia XIII Squad:
Nicolas Medina, Daniel Vera Girdalo, Duvan Barrera, Hector Linares, Andres Pena, Alex Palomeque, Juan Camilo Bermudez, Steven Bedoya, Johan Bastioas, Mautricio Patino, Diego Vina, Sebastian Hernandez, Alejandro Munevar; Interchange: Luigui Vanegas, Juan David Espinal, Alex Estman, Luis David Valencia

Argentina XIII Squad:
Juan Ignacio Canepa, Marcelo Villalba, Emiliano Rodriguez, Ares Martinez, Ariel Cosso, Facundo Lizarzuay, Lucas Escobar, Gaston Barrera, Dario Moyano, Ulises Silva, Nahuel Lajmanovich, Leandro Donato, Sergio Espinola; Interchange: Dylan Moreira, Juan Carlos Blumetti, Ernesto Di Nucci, Leandro Kwiczor, Brian Avejera

DRAW FOR BRAZIL RUGBY LEAGUE FESTIVAL
The draw for this weekend’s Confederação Brasileira de Rugby League Festival in São Paulo has been released. The event, which will run over three days will feature a series of matches against Brazilian, Colombian and Argentian teams, including the Brazilian Men’s and Women’s National Nines Championship.

The event will be the largest Rugby League Festival held in Latin American so far.

Find out more:
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Jamaica rugby league feted as Monteith reflects on World Cup opportunities

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From: JAMAICA RUGBY LEAGUE ASSOCIATION

Date: 20 November, 2018

JAMAICA RUGBY LEAGUE FETED AS MONTEITH REFLECTS

Jamaica’s Reggae Warriors, who became the first Caribbean nation to qualify for the Rugby League World Cup when they defeated USA 16-10 in Jacksonville last weekend, have been feted by the nation’s sports minister.

“These have been such wonderful displays by Jamaica in a sport in which we have not been traditionally strong,” said Olivia Grange, in a message to the team on their success in becoming the eleventh nation of sixteen to be confirmed for the 2021 tournament in England.

“Not just the players, but the coach, the manager and all others around the team deserve our highest regard and as the minister of sport it is my great pleasure to convey those sentiments to them as we laud the magnificent performance that has once again created history for Jamaica.”

JRLA director of rugby Romeo Monteith, back in his native Kingston, has been there from the start, part of the founding board in 2004 and subsequently the RLEF development officer for the region, and is just beginning to appreciate the implications of his unstinting work.

“It is incredible to think that Jamaica is going to be in front of millions of people in 2021,” Monteith says. “It means a great deal for all the people who have sacrificed so much and all the boys who funded their own way to represent their country and families at the qualifiers; all of us who were laughed at and ridiculed and told we were wasting our time.

“There has been so many sacrifices over the years. I’ve had very little social life for almost a decade or interest outside rugby league, to be honest, I’ve just been driven to achieve objective after objective and give as many Jamaicans as possible the chance to experience this wonderful sport.

“I’ve not been able to play much either, I’ve been stuck refereeing, coaching and administrating even when I was in my prime – and I do love giving a good bump off or shoulder charge, when they were legal” he laughs.

“Many times I’ve contemplated stopping,” Monteith continues. “Family is so important and sometimes when the sport you love threatens to tear you apart from the people you love … it becomes tough. It’s also been so hard when we haven’t got a field in Jamaica to play on, seeing kids I care about bruise and break bones, kids I’ve trained and am responsible for.

“Traveling has given me so much perspective. Seeing the game played in the UK or Toronto or Jacksonville with hundreds or thousands of passionate fans has kept me hopeful.”

Monteith is already thinking about possible legacy from his nation achieving their qualification dream at the third attempt, having missed out to the USA in 2013 and 2017. “I hope it’s a home for Jamaica Rugby League. We just want a field with a changing room and club house, where there is no one to chase us away and the kids can play safely,” he acknowledges.

“I hope our government, corporate Jamaica, everyone on the island and the millions in the diaspora give support and respect to this team and sport, because it’s great for building character in young men and women. I think Jamaica will be everyone’s second favourite team.”

Monteith also has on-field plans for the build up to 2021. He says: “We need annual games against World Cup-bound teams to improve, and we need to build the America’s Championship up to raise the profile of the game in the region. Hopefully, other Caribbean islands will take note and have more than passing interest in the sport.”

He adds a fitting tribute. “Allow me to pay homage to Paul Morris, who we consider the father of Jamaica rugby league. He was director of rugby from the start in 2004 to his death in 2009. Along with his wife Sue, they laid a solid foundation for us and trained us in administrative techniques.

“Keith Jackson and William Masterton must be mentioned too, they financed the sport at the very beginning when everyone around us was laughing, telling us Jamaicans don’t play rugby league. Hopefully, those who did will now celebrate with us.”

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Final activity in rugby league training & education portal successfully undertaken

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FROM: RLEF MEDIA DEPARTMENT

DATE: 20 November, 2018

CONTACT: phil.caplan / +44 7850719412

FINAL ACTIVITY IN TEP PORTAL

Five match officials from across Europe joined the Rugby Football League’s full time match officials department, together with Australian Gerard Sutton – who refereed two of the Tests between England and New Zealand – spending time experiencing a high-class performance environment.

Ben Casty (France), Quentin Boissonnade (France), Guido Bonatti (Italy), Andrew Pilkington (Spain) and Jaroslav Bzoch (Czech Republic) were selected by the RLEF after excelling in domestic competitions, progressing through the RLEF’s education programme, and because of their performances at this summer’s U19 European Championship in Belgrade.

The opportunity, which saw the officials engage in comprehensive physical training as well as preview sessions, was the climax of the part European Union-funded Training & Education Portal programme.

“It’s fantastic to see the progress made by this group under the EU TEP, although they are representative of many across the continent, ” said RLEF MO tutor Phil Smith. “The funding allowed them to mix with their colleagues from the elite level of the game, providing an invaluable, quality learning environment.

“It is a fitting reward for their time and effort over the last three years which has included classroom education and residential camps. Everyone associated with the project are all volunteers and have had to juggle their lives around work commitments and use up their holidays to enable them to develop and advance in the sport they love. They now have a greater understanding of what is required, a clear pathway through the game, and a target of RLWC2021."

Guido Bonatti commented: “It was a great opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best officials. To work with the RFL, NRL and other Europeans was a wonderful experience and chance to improve my own performance.”

The TEP was a three-year, €723.000 investment into capacity building through good governance and technical training, funded by €466.000 from the EU’s Erasmus+ project and the remainder from the RLIF and five of its full members. It has built the knowledge and skills of the RLEF’s 21 European members, divided into six regional clusters, through high quality training and mentoring, while granting opportunities to share experiences amongst fellow Europeans dedicated to rugby league development.

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Red Star win Balkan Super League to complete rugby league clean sweep

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Date: 20 November, 2018

RED STAR COMPLETE UNPRECEDENTED QUADRUPLE

Red Star Belgrade have completed the season unbeaten, taking the Balkan Super League crown from derby rivals Partizan; winning the Grand Final 30-6 at the SC Inge Stadium, Zvezdara.

This year’s competition featured 15 teams from seven nations and victory saw the red and white’s pick up an unprecedented fourth trophy of the campaign, which saw them win all their 21 games.

“To be undefeated from February to November and to win four trophies is an amazing effort,” said Red Star managing director, Colin Kleyweg. “It is starting to sink how special this team is. We will now have a two week break until we will commence indoor training for entry into the historic UK Challenge Cup in January.”

Phil Economidis’s men add the regional championship, in its second season, to the Serbian Championship, Cup and Super Cup, beating Partizan in all three deciders.

There was little between the sides in the first half, Red Star leading 10-6 thanks to tries from Predrag Keglić and Petar Milanović to one from Dragan Janković, but they dominated the second period with 20 unanswered points, running in four more tries including a second to Milanović, who was outstanding.

“Going into the break the game was very much in the balance,” noted Economidis. “At half time we discussed the need to lift the tempo as I believed we had the edge in fitness. It certainly paid dividends as the longer the game went on. Credit to both teams for producing a really hard fought final in a fair a spirited manner.”

RED STAR 30

Miloš Zogović, Ilija Krstić, Denis Čengaj, Petar Milanović, Rajko Trifunović, Jack O’Brien, Aleksandar Đorđević, Sam Herron, Vladislav Dedić, Marko Janković, Predrag Keglić, Nikola Đurić, Stefan Nedeljković.

Subs: Vuk Štrbac, Matej Bajić, Slobodan Milenković, Velibor Srećković,

Tries: Predrag Keglić (9), Petar Milanović (26, 67), Stefan Nedeljković (45), Miloš Zogović (53), Velibor Srećković (79′)

Goals: Miloš Zogović 2/3, Stefan Nedeljković 1/3

PARTIZAN 6

Dragan Janković, Ronaldo Bitići, Vladimir Milutinović, Nikola Srbljanin, Boban Janković, Branko Čarapić, Džavid Jašari, Denis Bibić, Mihailo Ilić, Mihailo Stoiljković, Denis Bajrami, Ronaldo Bitići, Vlado Kušić.

Subs: Dušan Milutinović, Stevan Ivanović, Velibor Karanović

Tries: Dragan Janković 33′

Goals: Džavid Jašari 1/1

Sin bin: Boban Janković 79’

Half time: 10-6

Referee: Radoslav Novaković

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