More re preparations for 3rd European Youth Championships

Eight nations are preparing for the third European championships at youth level, this time reverting back to U19s, to be held at the Makis stadium in Belgrade from 5-11 August. Each is not just planning for victory but that the tournament will leave a legacy for the upcoming generation. For late entrants Ukraine, who take the place of Russia, the…

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Eight Nations Prepare for 3rd European Youth Championships

Eight nations are preparing for the third European Youth Championships, to be held at the Makis stadium in Belgrade from 5-11 August. Each nation is not planning for victory alone, but for the U19 tournament to leave a legacy at that age group. Wales U19s was formed in 2002 and played for five seasons before restructuring as U18s, at which…

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Preparations for 3rd European Youth Championships begin

Belgrade, Serbia is preparing to host the third European Youth Championships, from 5-11 August, ten years after the last one took place in Prague. Eight nations will take part, with Ukraine – who played in a qualifier with Italy – replacing Russia, after the Bears were forced to pull out due to financial difficulties. Russian president Denis Korolev commented: “This…

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Australia and Tonga in talks to stage Test match in New York later this year

Could international rugby league be about to return to the United States sooner, rather than later? It’s been reported that Australia and Tonga are earmarking a one-off game in the States, specifically New York, later this year. That news comes via NRL.com and, although it would be a move emulating England and New Zealand’s game in Denver earlier this year,…

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UPFRONT | Who do the Aussies think they are?

There’s a belief that the current problem in the ongoing power struggle at the top of the domestic game is due to too many clubs pulling in different directions. So wasn’t it reassuring when the Australian Rugby League Commission confirmed the same issue applies at international level? The Commission shocked everyone last week when it publicised, through its Chairman Peter…

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Sinfield hits out at Australia’s international proposals

Kevin Sinfield has lashed out at the NRL and their proposals for the international calendar leading towards the 2021 World Cup. Australia’s governing body shocked everyone when they outlined their vision for the next several years, which notably involved axing the mid-season Tests between England and New Zealand in Denver pencilled in for the next two years. The RLIF announced…

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Czech Republic and Hungary name squads

The Czech Republic and Hungary meet for the fourth time tomorrow (Saturday) at the Athletics-Football Stadium, Chrudim Sports Complex (kick off 3pm). The visitors are looking for their first victory, the sides having met last time in Budapest a year ago, the Czech’s triumphing 26-6. Czech player/coach Ladislav Cintler, commented: “This is our only fixture before facing Germany in second…

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Turkey U21’s stand tall in their country’s debut international

Turkey Rugby League successfully staged the country’s debut Rugby League international, when their U21s went down 26-4 to Serbia, at the Ataturk Sport stadium in Istanbul. The visitors raced into a 20-0 lead at half time, with outstanding Vladimir Milutinovic scoring all but four of their points, posting four tries and three goals.  Luka Raskovic wnt over for their other…

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