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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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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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