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#1 Honor James

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:57 PM

Netherlands Rugby League has appointed Kane Krlic as their new coach.  He has formerly worked for the RFL and Sheffield Eagles as a community officer, with development clubs in the Midlands and the University of Derby team.

 

“It's an exciting opportunity, rugby league in the Netherlands has huge potential,” said Krlic. “I see the role as a long term project, it's important to put structures in place which will make sure the game all over in the Netherlands grow and become more vibrant.”

 

“Jason [Bruygoms - NRLB Development officer] and Timo have done a great job putting the building blocks in place, now it’s time for us to kick on to the next stage.”

 

Netherlands Rugby League Bond President, Timo Meinders added: “Not only is Kane the most experienced and highly qualified coach in the Netherlands but also a great person to work with. We are looking forward to applying his knowledge & experience to our national advance and hope it will filter down to the grass roots.”


Edited by Honor James, 15 July 2014 - 04:58 PM.

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#2 MidlandsRugbyLeague

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:58 PM

Great news, Kane has also featured on our touring Under 18s Coaching Staff. Very pleased.

#3 Honor James

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 04:40 PM

This Saturday, 19th July, will see the inaugural ‘NRLB Nationale Kampioenschap’ kick off in the Netherlands, with the first of a two-game series played between the big city rivals as the Amsterdam City Cobras face Rotterdam City Pitbulls.

 

Cobras Head Coach, Daan van Rossum commented: “All the boys are very excited to take part in this event. This will be the first time ever we have played together as the Amsterdam City Cobras, training has been very positive and now we are ready to go into battle. I am proud to coach this team and can't wait for the series to start.”

 

Jason Bruygoms, NRLB Development officer added: “This is going to be a great occasion, both teams have been training hard for the series. Rugby league in the Netherlands is really on the up at the moment; we've just appointed a new national coach, participation numbers are growing, interest is increasing and now everyone is excited to showcase our sport over two weekends.”

 

Game one will be played in Amsterdam and the return clash in Delft on the 2nd August.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:13 PM

I was at the Delft venue (assuming I'm right) recently for a korfball tournament. It's a nice setting actually, although I can imagine there'll be a good few lost balls down one side due to the high(ish) fence and the drainage ditch/stream.



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:44 PM

This could be good, there's "feeling" between the two cities, should add a bit of intensity.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:11 PM

This could be good, there's "feeling" between the two cities, should add a bit of intensity.

 

Aye, there could be a bit of clogging going on.



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 09:38 AM

I was at the Delft venue (assuming I'm right) recently for a korfball tournament. It's a nice setting actually, although I can imagine there'll be a good few lost balls down one side due to the high(ish) fence and the drainage ditch/stream.

Which ground was that ??? Delft RC has no ditch or fence within kicking range and is an open field.It does have a few Korfball clubs on the site if its the same venue.If your talking about the fence into the garden plots on the left as you look from the club house then that's never been a problem as its far away from the playing area not to be a problem.

I'm hearing the first game will be played at the National Rugby Center in Amsterdam which has just had artificial turf laid.

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Edited by yanto, 18 July 2014 - 09:40 AM.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:56 AM

Which ground was that ??? Delft RC has no ditch or fence within kicking range and is an open field.It does have a few Korfball clubs on the site if its the same venue.If your talking about the fence into the garden plots on the left as you look from the club house then that's never been a problem as its far away from the playing area not to be a problem.

I'm hearing the first game will be played at the National Rugby Center in Amsterdam which has just had artificial turf laid.

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I was at the Excelsior/DKC etc grounds - maybe the pitch was further from the fencing than I realised. To be fair, I was drunk and suffering from exposure to the sun most of the time I was there...



#9 Honor James

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 07:53 PM

AMSTERDAM TAKE DUTCH DERBY SPOILS

 

Amsterdam Cobras won the first game in the NRLB Nationale Kampioenschap, defeating Rotterdam City Bulldogs 28-20 in the baking heat at their Rugby Bond Stadium home.

 

Around 200 fans witnessed the contest, Rotterdam taking an early 10-0 lead through explosive props Dominic Stuivenberg and Emmerson de Werk. 

 

Because of the conditions, the match was played over four quarters and after the first break the Cobras worked themselves back into the match to establish control.

 

Some evasive breaks from Cobras’ ever-dangerous full back Barry Vliek and strong carries from centre Floris Steenland changed the momentum, Paolo Mirani showing individual brilliance in scoring a hat-trick of tries, all of them being spectacular efforts.

 

Going into the last quarter, Amsterdam led 28-12, Netherlands International Evert van Bochove then putting a massive tackle on Cobras’ winger Justin Stook leading to a knock on which gave the Pitbulls some much needed field position.

 

Prop Bonne Wilce scored a close range try and van Bochove went in for a well worked score straight from the kick off.

 

In the last five minutes tensions ran high but the cool head of Cobras’ pivot Martijn Hermans, who controlled their attack throughout, saw his side home.

 

Amsterdam Cobras Head Coach, Daan van Rossum, commented: “All the players really enjoyed the game today; the changing room is ecstatic right now. For many of the boys, this was their first experience of rugby league and to pull off a victory against our rivals is amazing.”

 

Opposite number, Pitbulls player/coach, Jason Bruygoms, said: “We know we can perform much better than this. There were times where I thought we could have kicked on and gone on to win the match but individual errors cost us.”

 

“All credit to Amsterdam though, they showed more enthusiasm. We had a good talk in the changing rooms after the match and now we need two intense weeks of training to do everything in our power to make sure we don't have another performance like this.”

 

Game two of the NRLB Nationale Kampioenschap is on the 2nd August between the sides at Delft Rugby Club.


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#10 Honor James

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:25 AM

Game two of the NRLB Nationale Kampioenschap at Delft Rugby Club saw Rotterdam City Pitbulls emerge victorious, 30-20, over Amsterdam City Cobras in another thrilling encounter to level the series.

 

The game was in doubt until the closing stages, Pitbulls skipper Jorge Vazquez outstanding and big Amsterdam prop Kirby McKean their best along with Patrick Ufkes.

 

Rotterdam’s newest player Edson Neves, who comes from a Basketball background, scored a try on debut in his first ever rugby league match, Cobras’ Roel van Rossum doing likewise.

 

Pitbulls coach Jason Bruygoms said: “In game one we lacked structure especially as we really missed our two pivots Marvin Slingerland and Uri Breman. Their return made the difference as they directed the play. I am really proud of the boys and it’s a nice way to finish the season with one game each. I guess we have to wait till 2015 to see who is the better team.”

 

Opposite number Daan van Rossum commented:After our victory in Amsterdam I really felt like we could take the series so I'm disappointed we lost the game but respect to the Pitbulls, they played a really tough but fair game. The matches have definitely moved the sport forward here.”

After the game, the end of season prize giving saw Rotterdam’s Jededaih Timisela receive the 2014 Player of the Year award and Cobra’s Floris Steenland take the Rookie of the Year prize.


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 04:47 PM

Over 600 Dutch children get a taste of Rugby League.

 

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 05:44 PM

Nederlandse National XIII team announced to face Belgium XIII in this Saturday's International match:

1 Fullback – Jededaih Timisela – Rotterdam Pitbulls RLFC
2 Right Wing – Thijs van Der Zouwen – Rotterdam Pitbulls RLFC
3 Right Centre – Daan van Rossum – Amsterdam Cobra's Rugby League Club
4 Left Centre – Devin Schutte – Den Haag Knights Rugby League
5 Left Wing – Evert van Bochove – Rotterdam Pitbulls RLFC
6 Stand Off / Five-eighth – Uri Breman – Rotterdam Pitbulls RLFC
7 Scrum Half / Half back- Thomas Laauwen – Amsterdam Cobra's Rugby League Club
8 Prop – Emerson de Werk – Rotterdam Pitbulls RLFC
9 Hooker – Jason Bruygoms – Rotterdam Pitbulls RLFC
10 Prop – Bonne Wilce – Den Haag Knights Rugby League
11 Second Row – Patrick Neuteboom – Den Haag Knights Rugby League
12 Second Row – Paul Dirkzwager – Den Haag Knights Rugby League
13 Loose Forward / Lock forward – Remco Vrasdonk – Den Haag Knights Rugby League

Interchange

14 – Gerbert van Bochove – Rotterdam Pitbulls RLFC
15 – Joost Van der Wiel – Den Haag Knights Rugby League
16 – Patrick Ufkes – Amsterdam Cobra's Rugby League Club
17 – Jorge Vazquez – Rotterdam Pitbulls RLFC

18 – Marijn Steenland – Amsterdam Cobra's Rugby League Club

The NRLB head coach Kane Krlic had this to say about the upcoming match:

""This is a really exciting step forward in our development. Its the first time we've ever picked a team from 3 different clubs. As a bond we have made a conscious decision to concentrate on our domestic competition, increase the player pool and make the game sustainable in the Netherlands. The Belgium's are a very strong team, as their recent results have shown. They invest a lot of time into their national team and that hard work looks like it is paying off. For us, this game wont be deemed a succes or a failure on whether we win or lose but by achieving the targets we have set as a team. Its part of our long term development process"

The game kicks off Saturday 2nd May - 16:30 at Rotterdamse Rugby Club, Duivenpad 12, 3055 VE, Rotterdam



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Posted 05 May 2015 - 01:41 PM

In Rotterdam on Saturday 2nd May 2015, marked the day the neighboring countries of The Netherlands & Belgium, took the field for the third time, to Battle it out for the Jerommeke Cup / Coupe du Jerome, in our annual cross border International clash.

With Belgium winning the last two times that The Netherlands & Belgium met & coming off a convincing win over Czech Republic (50 - 12) a month earlier, the Belgium team were bound to be a tough side to beat, coming off with a convincing win of 60 - 12 at full time.
The Dutch side boasting 7 debutants, where for most of them playing only their second game of Rugby League ever after playing their first game in the BNRL Championship in the previous weeks. Even though a win was not to be, NRLB Development Officer Jason Bruygoms said:
"Obviously a win is what we always would like to achieve & all credit to the Belgium side as the better side won on the day, but from a development point of view, we are following a long term plan which means our main focus is on domestic rugby league, this is the first time we have had strict rules in place where players have to be registered with a local Dutch club in order to be selected to represent their country. We the NRLB believe that this is the way forward in building a strong foundation for the future of Dutch Rugby League".

 

Nederlandse Head coach Kane Krlic had this to say following Saturdays game:

"No one ever wants to lose but we also need to be realistic. We went into this game with just two training sessions against a very strong Belgium team with some experienced Rugby League players. We started very slow and sloppy but the second half finished 12-12, which gave the boys some belief for the future. Take nothing away from the Belgians though, they played some nice Rugby League. We have put plans in place to develop the game in the Netherlands and make it sustainable, this might mean our national team will take one step backwards to take two steps forwards but we are fully confident this is the correct way to take us forward. By us focusing our efforts into developing our domestic competition we hope in time this will have a knock on effect. Not only increasing our player pool but also increasing the standard. Already this season our player pool has nearly tripled, if we can continue with this development then the future looks every exciting"



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Posted 10 May 2015 - 03:52 PM

Round 3. Double header held at Den Haag:
Den Haag Knights vs North Brussels Gorillas: 18 - 18
Rotterdam Pitbulls vs Amsterdam Cobra's: 52 - 16.

 

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