Germans Rate their 2017 a Year of Success

STOP PRESS: Importantly for maintaining the game’s progress in Germany, German TV channel, Pro Sieben MAXX, has just announced it will be showing the complete 2017 Rugby League World Cup, free-to-air in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. YEAR REPORT: Dramatic victory over Wales Dragonhearts, 38-34, in Cardiff last Saturday marked a highly satisfactory 2017 for rugby league in Germany. “This year…

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Wales and Germany name Test Squads for Cardiff

Wales Dragonhearts – made up of players from their domestic competition – and Germany have named their squads for the international this Saturday at Glamorgan Wanderers, Cardiff (kick-off 3pm).  The sides met in Germany last year, with the Welsh getting home 40-32 in a superb contest. Valley Cougars provide most representatives with nine in total, in a Dragonhearts’ squad drawn…

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Welsh confirm line-up for German clash

WALES Dragonhearts have named their 19-man squad to take on Germany this Saturday at Glamorgan Wanderers in Cardiff (kick-off 3pm) writes Ian Golden. The process for selection has been going on since the end of July when a Probables side beat a British Army side at Stebonheath Park in Llanelli. Following this in September, the North Wales Origin side narrowly…

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Level 2 Match Officials Course in Wales

Match officials from Germany, England, Ireland and Wales have taken part in the latest RLEF Level 2 match officials course in Cardiff, part of the EU-backed Training and Education Portal project. RLEF tutor Danny McNeice led the activity, which was attended by eight other officials. “The group had a range of experience including former semi-professional officials in the RFL structure,”…

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RLEF Board Discusses Strategic Calendar

At a recent meeting in its new offices near London Bridge, the RLEF Board discussed the instigation of a wider European calendar, to include evolving the three-tier European Championship and expanding the age group competition. “We made clear progress on the subject of the European Championship,” said RLEF chairman Maurice Watkins. “All parties are keen to work together as we…

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