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#61 League Express

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:04 AM

LEONI VENETI RECLAIM ITALIAN ORIGIN CROWN

 

Leoni Veneti reclaimed the Italian State of Origin crown with a 40-30 win over Longobardi in Piacenza.

 

In a tough, committed contest, the added incentive for the players was a potential place in the Italian side to take on Germany this weekend in the European Shield.

 

Leoni led 18-6 at the break thanks to tries from Cerza, Verardi and Ciaurro, all golaed by Cerza; Longobardi skipper Franchi with their touchdown, converted by Peens.

 

Longobardi dominated the opening exchanges of the second period, racing to a 24-18 lead by the 52nd minute thanks to tries from Ilinca, Ceretti and Celerino, Peens with the extras to all of them.

Just before the hour Zorzada crossed and Cerza converted to level, as Leoni began to take control.

 

Tries by D'Elia after 67 minutes, Boscolo four minutes later and then Genesini, Cerza goaling two of them, established a winning lead.

 

A Barani try and Robuschi goal narrowed the margin but were consolation for Longobardi, who won the corresponding fixture 54-0 last year; Leoni taking a 2-1 lead in the annual series as a result.

 

"I saw my players perform with a lot of determination and desire to contest every ball, that approach was the key to victory,” said Leoni coach Tiziano Franchini. “All the players have shown that the Italian rugby league is growing and that the work we are doing is paying off. "

 

Longobardi opposite number Kelly Rolleston agreed. “It was a good game, tough and fast. It’s great for Italian rugby league to see that the North East and Central division's are becoming more competitive. I am extremely happy to see new faces pushing hard for inclusion in the next European Shield match.”

 

National coach Paul Broadbent watched on with interest. “I saw many new faces who want to shine at international level,” he commented. "it wont be easy to make the choices on who will be selected, which is just the kind of headache we want.”

 

                    


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#62 gnidir

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 03:49 AM

wrong lot. Correct me if im wrong, but the FIRL (Who are the RLIF recognised body, but changed their name to sound like the FIRFL) wont select from the more established FIRFL which has about 100 clubs playing regular rugby league throughout the country.

 

Also of interest to me is how many of this Italy team will lose their places to Australian players who probably cant even speak Italian come the world cup?

 

The more information i see coming from the FIRL, the more it seems to echo the cloak and dagger approach which caused so much mis trust in the AMNRL.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:54 AM

wrong lot. Correct me if im wrong, but the FIRL (Who are the RLIF recognised body, but changed their name to sound like the FIRFL) wont select from the more established FIRFL which has about 100 clubs playing regular rugby league throughout the country.
 
Also of interest to me is how many of this Italy team will lose their places to Australian players who probably cant even speak Italian come the world cup?
 
The more information i see coming from the FIRL, the more it seems to echo the cloak and dagger approach which caused so much mis trust in the AMNRL.

No FIRFL are unrecognised (us) and changed from irfl. The only reason was due to coni policy, no other. And we have 56 affiliated clubs. No rugby league in Italy is regular.... Only union
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:56 AM

National U17 Match for Rugby League in Italy

After the very successful championship finals that were played at CONI Acqua Acetosa (Rome) on July 13 and 14 achieving national television and major newspaper coverage for the activity registered by the FIRFL.

Last Saturday, another event of great importance aiding in the growth of the Rugby 13 movement was reached in Avezzano, in fact, the federation staged the first all national youth event for rugby league. The National Under 17 major event was organised by coach Sebastian Velazquez, assistant Gigi Ferraro and National Coordinator of Youth Activity Massimo Nicotra.

After the training and a development meeting in the morning, in the afternoon in front of a good audience the first match for a youth national team selection of the Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League was played that was composed of players from under 17 level. These players were selected though various clubs that participated in the r-Evolution League” which saw the Rome Gladiators confirmed champions of Italy for the fourth year in a row.

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Selected from various regions (Sicilia, Lazio, Abruzzo, Tuscany, Marche and Emilia Romagna), they were divided into two teams called “Italia probable” and “Italia possible” (the last winners 46-24), creating an exciting and hard fought match, which gave good indications that ill help to better evaluate the physical and technical conditions of the youth players. A match that gave great satisfaction to all the technical staff of our youth sector and the coordinator Maximum Nicotra: “This is not a goal, but the first step in a long journey for the 13-a-side aimed at youth movement.” A few days earlier at Civitavecchia there was a pre-gathering that had helped select the talents from the Lazio area for rugby league. “A beautiful day with almost forty guys present” – underlined Velazquez – who did a training session later and physical tactics. “The work on these guys and that will come to Avezzano concerns especially those born in 1996, but in 1997 and 1998: the objective is to give continuity to our project and expand youth Azzurri selections to other age groups.”

#65 Italia RFL

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:30 PM

The Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League put points on the board with focus on growing the youth program.
After the recent youth national stage in Avezzano the satisfaction among those involved is still alive. The city is where the official National Under 17 selection stage and development initiative grew further through coaches Sebastian Velazquez and Gigi Ferraro.

"After a meeting with the Seniors - says Massimo Nicotra, Coordinator of youth activities of the Firfl - there is desire to try to organize a similar event for youth. The result was amazing and at the same time gratifying because the boysthey immediately took to the rugby 13 rules. The fact that staging the event in Avezzano and earlier development resulted in over 50 young talent is an important result and the match has left everyone satisfied: from the guys as the Federal representatives. Now we will continue to work in this direction and will consider even the guys at those clubs which were not able to attend the event. "

Many initiatives will begin in the future involving the National Rugby 13 U17s. "Coming soon – continued Nicotra- we will organise another multi-day stage: we're trying to figure out what is time best to do it, either before the start of the school (semester) in Septemberor during the holiday season. The aim is to set up a competitive group and then compare with maybe other national groups to have better experience in our code.

The Under 17 is currently the only youth national setup for the Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League, "But from the perspective of growth in having the FIFRL Championship, we want to broaden our horizons – concluded Nicotra. The goal is to move practically towards education to National Under 13 and Under 15 squads, or alternatively Under 12 and 14, that can give continuity to our work. We are also looking into some solutions to work in even deeper within the schools and the same with the clubs.

Finally, let us not forget the project "Life Code" with which the Firfl shows our inclination towards ensuring proper nutrition and integration, in order to give young people the opportunity to know how to deal better with food, real energy of our body. The integration in this context helps children recover better and
reduce injuries.

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#66 CQItalia

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:26 PM

FIRFL, Magnifici Firenze "We are already working on the next Italian championship”

Giuseppe Moncada a Magnifici Firenze club member, was also one of the leaders involved in the FIRFL . Moncada is the technical director of the Tuscan team and so is a great witness of the their experiences in the Federazione Italiana RFL from last summer. "Inside the Magnifici I dealt with everything that revolves around the team for the organization. But at the same time try to promote rugby league throughout Tuscany. " Moncada traced his last steps in r-Evolution League, which ended in July. "The last experience with Firfl - specifically - was the match between the boys of our Italian National Under-17 "Possible" as opposed to the selection of "Probable" and at that moment I held the position of assistant coach. It was a great experience where everything has been studied in detail. The boys were very happy, but above all we have received many thanks and praise from parents. Being a national development squad for youth - said the concept Moncada - it is important to have their support and their support as well as hear their opinion.” After this experience closed Moncada he therefore can comment of the great causes strides made ​​by federation. "Among the strengths of our movement is certainly one that, despite being a “young” federation and throughout the moment of crisis (financially in italy) we are going through that undoubtedly has an impact on sport , we are pursuing an ambitious program and concrete despite the economic resources , but with so much good will. With Magnifici- concludes Moncada - we are currently already working with all the satellite (second tier) teams to compete in the Tuscan Cup, while the main group is also working in rhythms with lower teams to get ready for the next championship. "


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#67 CQItalia

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:10 AM

FIRFL Goes “To School” in London & Likely Rugby League Great Involvement

 

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:32 PM

Why is there no Italian team in Elite 2 or 1 in France? Would give the top players a better standard to aim for and the travelling would be better than a team in SL and way cheaper. France and Italy should work way more together than they do in my opinion



#69 welshmagpie

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:39 PM

Italy's situation is so confusing.

In a nutshell for me, who is linked to the World Cup campaign and do they have a stronger domestic scene than their opponents.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:56 AM

Why is there no Italian team in Elite 2 or 1 in France? Would give the top players a better standard to aim for and the travelling would be better than a team in SL and way cheaper. France and Italy should work way more together than they do in my opinion

FIRFL (breakaway group) is only four years into development. Need the structure first. The SL thing is a unrealistic dream and FIRFL are not able to work with France

 

 

 

Italy's situation is so confusing.

In a nutshell for me, who is linked to the World Cup campaign and do they have a stronger domestic scene than their opponents.

FIRL is the RLWC campaign (the RLWC Squad esstentially 100% run out of Australia with the Italian Australian group)

 

FIRL has 8-9 clubs in the FIR championship

FIRFL (breakaway) has over 50 with 3 tiers (9 in the championship, 20 odd in the coppa italia last season and the rest in the third tier)



#71 Chanter

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:08 PM

I hope for the sake of the game in Italy, unification can be achieved and soon!



#72 CQItalia

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:57 AM

FIRFL Stage Successful Educators-Coaching Course in London

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:19 AM

Does anyone know when the fixtures for the 2014-15 European Shield will be announced? How strong a squad will Italy be able to get together for this tournament?



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:20 AM

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The “Kenya Charity Camp” gala dinner will support the Kenyan charity rugby league project in Frascati Rome at the sushimura restaurant on Wednesday December 11 at 8pm.

From words to deeds. Only a few weeks ago the Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League (Firfl) had officially announced the establishment of the project “Kenya Charity Camp Firfl”, an idea which aims to teach and instil the values of rugby league to the unfortunate children of Watamu and Malindi orphanages, namely two of the most important cities of the African nation.

A project immediately welcomed with enthusiasm by the local rugby league federation who has supported and collaborated with the entity. Recently two technicians of the Federleague, Daniel Ursetta and Cristiano Lavini, went for 30 days to some Kenyan facilities just to launch the message of hope and sports, greeted with great enthusiasm by the local population, particularly from small “users” of these rugby 13 lessons.

The Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League announced its willingness to pursue this project, at least for the next few months, without concealing the intention of wanting to continue for the next two years.

Already some partners of the Federation, showing great sensitivity, have partnered to support the project and the Firfl invites all those interested to do the same to contact the Federation.

An important event in this respect will happen tonight (Wednesday) starting at 8pm at the restaurant “Sushimura” largo Panizza in Frascati (beautiful town of the Roman Castles) where we will hold a “benefit dinner ” as part of an evening called “together for Africa”. An event strongly supported by the Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League which, however, in January of the new year we will repeat the experiment already put into practice last month, sending other technicians to the orphanages of the Kenyan cities.

 

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#75 CQItalia

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:23 AM

FIRFL President David Massitti “For us it has been a splendid 2013”

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2014 will begin with the Coppa Italia and more growth/new regions



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:33 PM

Italia (FIRFL) Season Launch Soon: Get ready for more EXPANSION

 

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:26 AM

The Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League (Firfl) season was officially presented at a press conference at the Confapi Lazio in via Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome on Wednesday 12 February. Presented was the highest summits of the Rugby League Federation by David Massitti who did the honors of the house taking the microphone and underlining the tangible growth for the numbers of the Federleague movement. "We have increased the number of clubs from 57 to 70 over the entire national territory, moving from 2000 to 2700 subscribers. We have also arranged a first level coaches course which will "produce" around 60 technicians and providing for new appointments in the coming days. As regards to the Championship, the technical level is always improving to a better quality and also for our medical facility, formed by professionals of the highest thickness."

Massitti then announced that the new home of Federleague will be hosted in the Palace of Confapi and the federal structure foresees the presence of Vice-President Gigi Ferraro, the Secretary-General Pierluigi Gentile and Magrì, Nicotra, Moncada and Marini of the council. "I want to underline with force – added Massitti-a founding principle of our Federation: is the care of the social aspect, as shown by the numerous projects that we have started (between the Charity Camp in Kenya) or the presence of the team of the Frosinone prison (bisonti) in our Championship."

The social aspect is also key for the General Secretary Pierluigi Gentile he said during his speech. «Our national team in (late) March will be in Kenya for a test match at Watamu. On that occasion our project "Charity Camp" will be re-launched that we will bring forward in the next few years and that has as its purpose to teach and instill the values of rugby league to children of orphanages and especially to help them in their everyday practice. The same Azzurri players, in these days within the permanence of the African State, will visit these orphanages.

The national team also will play another international test match in Florence in July and a thick figure like Gareth Haterley-Hurford of Saracens will take part wthin the coaching staff headed by head coach Tyron Sterry. This bears testimony to our desire to invest in technical growth of the Azzurri and, more generally, of our movement, we would like to emphasise this, preparation and never wants to be at odds with the discipline of rugby a 15.

Gentile then annotated the first official event of the 2014 season is the National Final Four of the Coppa Italia that will take place on March 15 and 16 at Avezzano and then the traditional season in June and July with subdivision of groups between North, Central and South Italy. Present at the Conference, Italian captain Giacomo Franzoni who said he was "honored and happy of the role that I am entrusted. I will try to give my best with all my comrades in appointments that await the Italy rugby a 13."



#78 CQItalia

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:29 AM

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#79 JM2010

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:12 PM

Looks like the Italian domestic league is getting stronger. Would it be possible for them to link up with the French domestic league to form a mediterranean championship in the future?

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:02 PM

Does anyone know who this international match in July might be against?







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