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#1 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:58 AM

Squad named to travel to Heidelberg 4th May 2013 - Netherlands vs Geremany: A training session on wednesday will see the last 2 spots given. Sadly at a wedding or would have gone to this.

1. (Fullback) Thijs van der Zouwen

2. (Wing) Marcel Koorevaar

3. (Centre) Evert van Bochove

4. (Centre) Gerbert van Bochove

5. (Wing) Jedediah Timisela

6. (Stand-off) Casper Tonnaer

7. (Scrum-half) Ben Dommerhuijsen

8. (Prop) Bonno Stuivenberg

9. (Hooker) Marvin Slingerland

10. (Prop) Dominic Stuivenberg

11. (2nd Row) Patrick Funk

12. (2nd Row) Tom van Gorkum

13. (Loose forward) Tom Verdonk

Reserves:

14. Evandro Pereira

15. Jorge Vazquez

16. ______________

17. ______________



#2 League Express

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:27 AM

A group of Dutch coach and match official tutors and candidates have completed a course in Rotterdam.

 

RLEF Coaching Manager Martin Crick and his match officials counterpart Steve Davis oversaw the sessions which were led by Jason Bruygoms and Timo Meinders (coaching), and Bruygoms and Misaele Vakadranu (match officials). Successful completion means that the NRLB graduated from the three-year RLEF technical strategy.

 

"The Rugby League Level 1 Coaching course and Match Official course was a huge step in the right direction of developing rugby league in the Netherlands,” said the hard-working Bruygoms. “We were also honoured to host two rugby league enthusiasts from our neighbouring country Belgium which we find very beneficial, as we did not only help educate but have made close ties with our Flemish friends and aim to work together towards promoting and growing the sport in both countries". 

 

Bruygoms and Meinders have been involved in the plan, supported by the European Commission’s Leonardo da Vinci programme, since 2011, while Vakadranu joined in 2012, with he and Bruygoms attending two additional match officiating courses in England. The Dutch tutors are now licensed to conduct technical courses as NRLB sees fit.

 

“The course received an unexpected and very encouraging boost when two delegates from Belgium arrived, having seen the course advertised on the NDRLB website,” said Crick. “This opens up numerous opportunities for the development of the sport, as Brussels and Rotterdam are only two hours apart.”

 

Belgians Yves-Michael Kazadi and his associate Zakaria Zoubir, both bankers, attended both courses and are in contact with the RLEF concerning the creation of a Belgian rugby league association.

 

 

PHIL CAPLAN

RLEF MEDIA OFFICER


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#3 deluded pom?

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:53 PM

It's great to see all of these coaches from developing nations gaining qualifications.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:42 PM

This is how the Dutch Rugby League vs Germany RL team story goes! Half time score 10-8 Nederland, full time score 22-28 to Germany. What an awesome game. Very proud of the boys in Orange!

From Misa Vakadranu..

#5 deluded pom?

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:22 AM

Where was the game played Ian? Any pics?


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#6 yanto

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:52 AM

Where was the game played Ian? Any pics?

Heidelberg...for some reason I cant post any pictures.
They are on the NRLB facebook page https://www.facebook...s/141976935289/

#7 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:57 PM

From what I hear Dutch very unlucky to lose. Went with just 13 players, but a great effort. Shame Jason and the Dutch guys didnt get the rewards for the efforts. Hopefully the Dutch can build on this. Germany once again let down by a number of the Heidelberg Union players. Some were playing in a Union friendly in Heidelberg for their club a couple of hours earlier and couldnt even be bothered to turn up and watch, let alone play. Had to play a couple 17 year olds to make up the numbers.

#8 Northern Sol

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:02 PM

Unfair to say that "they couldn't be bothered". Presumably some had wives / girlfriends / family etc that would have liked some attention.



#9 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:45 PM

They had time to play in a meaningless Union friendly, but not time to train and play in the National League team. Also a couple of these players laughed and joked about League and how easy it is to play for the National team after last years game against Russia. It really angered some of the boys who travel a good 3 or 4 hours down from Cologne not just to play, but to train. You are correct family and work commitments do come up. But the attitude of a number of the Heidelberg Union players who get to play for Germany is not right for me. Should be an honour to play for your nation in amy sport and you should be willing to put the effort in to do the best you and the team can do.

#10 Northern Sol

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:53 PM

I'm not sure why somebody who plays rugby union and the occasional game of rugby league is obligated to put an international game of league ahead of a friendly game of rugby union. It's their choice and they don't owe anyone anything.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:18 PM

Si I know your still bitter about the way things turned out in Germany but it does no good slagging of the new efforts every time a thread is started regarding something German.

ME I'm chuffed to bits the new guys in Holland are back doing a decent job.

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#12 statties

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:09 PM

yeah give it a rest Lizard! Well done to the Dutch, good to have them back on board







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