Friday, January 30, 2015
Rugby League News


Serbia thump Italy in European Championship


Serbia threw the 2014-15 European Championship B wide open at the half-way stage with their second-ever win over Italy, producing a massive shock at the Makis Stadium, Belgrade to move top of the table on points difference with a 45-6 win. The hosts were the more motivated, physical side, delighting their coach Marco Jankovic. “It is quite rare when everything ... Read More »

Ciraldo injury holds up return home

Italy second rower Cameron Ciraldo suffered a lacerated pancreas in the game against Tonga at Halifax on Sunday night and is likely to require surgery before being allowed to travel home. Ciraldo is due to take up a position in coaching and development at the Penrith Panthers after having completed his World Cup duties with the Italian side. He was ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Tonga 16 Italy 0

Scotland will play New Zealand at Headingley on Friday after Tonga defeated Italy in Halifax. The result leaves both Tonga and Italy eliminated from the tournament. Tonga’s victory was built on a solid defensive display as they constantly nullified the Italian attack and scored three second half tries of their own. James Tedesco was ruled to be held up two ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Tonga 2 Italy 0

Tonga and Italy looked set to produce a scoreless yet exciting first half at Halifax with the deadlock broken 20 seconds before the interval with a penalty goal from Tonga’s Sami Langi. Play went end to end throughout but defences were on top and scoring chances were at a premium. Italian second row Cameron Ciraldo broke from a Paul Vaughan ... Read More »

Italy name team for Tonga match

Italy head coach Carlo Napolitano has named his 19 man squad to play Tonga at The Shay on Sunday(16:00) Chris Centrone Cameron Ciraldo Ben Falcone Ryan Ghietti Aidan Guerra Gavin Hiscox Anthony Laffranchi Joshua Mantellato Tim Maccan Anthony Minichiello Mark Minichiello Raymond Nasso Dean Parata Joel Riethmuller Brendan Santi Kade Snowden James Tedesco Ryan Tramonte Paul Vaughan After retaining their ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Scotland 30 Italy 30

Scotland and Italy shared 60 points in an end-to-end encounter at Derwent Park. After the Scots had come out of the half-time break with a two-point lead it went score for score with Danny Addy the first over in the second half after good work from Ben Hellewell and Brett Carter following a Danny Brough kick. Italy hit back when ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Scotland 14 Italy 12

Scotland held a narrow two-point lead over Italy in Workington at half time of their Group C encounter. Both countries recorded wins in their first outings in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup but neither dominated this Derwent Park encounter. Scotland built a 14-point lead after a penalty goal from Danny Brough got them off the mark on 15 minutes. ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Wales 16 Italy 32

A superb performance from centre Aiden Guerra led Italy to victory at the Millennium Stadium. Italy held a 14-12 interval lead, Guerra crossing twice for the Azzurri with Josh Mantellato kicking three goals whilst Wales had tries from Ben Evans and Rhodri Lloyd with Lloyd White kicking two goals. Elliot Kear grabbed a try for the Welsh three minutes into ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Wales 12 Italy 14

TWO tries from centre Aiden Guerra helped Italy to a two-point interval lead over Wales at the Millennium Stadium. The Azzurri centre crossed first for the Italians on nine minutes after a storming midfield break from Paul Vaughan. Ben Evans dived on a Lloyd White kick that was deflected by Guerra for the Welsh on 15 minutes with Elliot Kear ... Read More »

Italy name team for Wales match

Italy head coach Carlo Napolitano has named his 19 man squad to play Wales at Millennium Stadium on Saturday (16:30) 1. Anthony Minichiello (C) 2. Joshua Mantellato 3. James Tedesco 4. Aiden Guerra 5. Chris Centrone 6. Ben Falcone 7. Ryan Ghietti 8. Anthony Laffranchi 9. Dean Parata 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Mark Minichiello 12. Cameron Ciraldo 13. Joel Riethmuller ... Read More »