Archive | January 2019

Details for Greece v Norway 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifier revealed

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FROM: RLEF MEDIA DEPARTMENT

DATE: 31 January, 2019

CONTACT: phil.caplan / +44 7850719412

NORWAY TO FACE GREECE IN LONDON

Details have been confirmed for the European Championship C decider, which will act as the next stage of qualification for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup for Greece and Norway.

The nations will meet at New River Stadium, home of London Skolars on Saturday 18th May (kick off 1pm) as part of a double-header, before the Skolars’ game with Doncaster in Betfred League 1.

It will be the first time the countries have clashed, with the winners hosting Scotland (2-3 November 2019) and travelling to Russia (9-10 November 2019) in the final European Qualifying tournament for a place in England in 2021.

“We are very much looking forward to the match against Greece,” said Norway head coach Dave Hunter. “We’ll be looking at hosting a few camps and hopefully a game or two in preparation. RLN are very grateful to London Skolars for hosting the match on what will be a great day of rugby league for both countries.”

Opposite number, Greece head coach Steve Georgallis, added: “Everyone involved with rugby league in Greece is very excited about coming to London. Norway surprised Germany to qualify and the domestic players in both countries hold the key to who will win.”

Georgallis continued: “We will hold a selection game of Athens v Rest of Greece to determine our best home-grown players. Getting to this stage is a great result for all those who have worked tirelessly to make the sport in our country a success.”

According to tournament director Jovan Vujosevic: “This has been the biggest European Championship C competition, involving six nations. Both Greece and Norway have been rewarded for their organic growth and spectators can look forward to a fine, open game. London Skolars have a great history of cooperation with the RLEF and are genuine supporters of rugby league development.”

Tickets details:

Early Bird Offer (up to end of March): Adults £12 and Concessions £6

From April 1st onwards: Adults £15 AND Concessions £10

Throughout the whole period: U11’s £3 and U5’s – Free

Eventbrite link: http://bit.ly/DoubleheaderN22

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864325813690249/

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Turkey Rugby League Association reports major increase in participation

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FROM: RLEF MEDIA DEPARTMENT

DATE: 16 January, 2019

CONTACT: phil.caplan / +44 7850719412

TURKEY RUGBY LEAGUE REPORTS MAJOR INCREASE IN PARTICIPATION

The Turkish Rugby League Association has reported considerable growth as the champions of the men’s and women’s games have been crowned. Kadikoy Bulls defeated Ankara Phrygians 28-18 in the men’s Grand Final, whilst Izmir Batı Gücü also defeated the Phrygians, 8-4, in a double-header staged at the IBB Maltepe Sahil Sport Center, in Istanbul.

“It has been an amazing season for Turkish Rugby League,” said president Gurol Yildiz. “The men’s competition increased from four teams to ten and we started a women’s league of four teams. The sport was played in five cities over an extended four month period. The TRLA is in a very good place to further look forward in 2019.”

Kadikoy, the first side formed in the country under TRLA driving force Julien Treu, remain in the vanguard. “It was a terrific season for us,” Treu said. “We were the first side outside of Serbia to make the Balkan Super League semi finals and four of our players appeared in the Emerging Nations World Championship. Because of the increased participation, the standard continues to go up, we cannot wait for the chance to defend our title.”

Izmir Batı Gücü women’s captain Zeynep Yalman commented: “Our team includes players from three cities; Muğla Sports Club, Eskişehir Çamlıca Sports Club and Hacettepe University Rugby (Ankara). Most of the players have been playing rugby 7s for many years, however, the International İstanbul Beach Tournament was the first time they played rugby league together, and we all loved it and wanted more. We all needed to get permission from third parties to sustain our unique hobby which requires great sacrifice, commitment and finance. For the first season of rugby league to be the champions is fantastic reward.

“Our long-term plans are to unite under an official club, regularly participate in Turkish Rugby League Association’s competitions, practice more and improve our skills and technical knowledge to keep moving ourselves and rugby league forward. We appreciate our families for their endless support and thank our manager Cenk Berkant and coaches Alp Yıldırım and Erdem Çağdaş for their love of rugby and believing in us.”

According to Ankara Phrygians president Kemal ege Gurkan: “The season was a big success with regard to developing grassroots rugby league and everyone who took part enjoyed it while learning along the way. This was also an historical inaugural season for us with both men’s and women’s teams making their way to the finals. Ankara looks forward to being part of an even bigger and better championship.“

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Russia Rugby League head coach spends time with Toulouse

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DATE: 15 January, 201p

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RUSSIA HEAD COACH SPENDS WEEK IN FRANCE

In preparation for their 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers with Scotland and either Greece or Norway in the autumn, Russia head coach Denis Korolev has been a guest at Toulouse Olympique, observing their season preparations for the UK Championship under former French international Sylvain Houles.

“I have long wanted to visit a professional team that performs at a high level,” said Korolev. “When you see their processes, ask questions, share and hear opinions and practices, that can only be good for developing your knowledge-base and experience. It was extremely interesting as well as useful.

“Sylvain’s entire staff gave me a wonderful opportunity, they were so prepared to share and I cannot thank them enough for that, they made my week with them immensely enjoyable as well as productive. Hopefully this is the start of a closer link between the nations too, that is the plan with the French Federation.”

Korolev, who is also president of the Association of Russian Rugby Klubs which helped preserve the sport in the country, observed Toulouse’s physical and classroom training sessions. He is also head coach of CSKA Moscow, for whom he played, gaining six international caps.

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