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Rugby League World Issue 400 - Out Now!

RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 401 - OUT NOW!
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In Topic: Amnrl officially dead

15 August 2014 - 05:51 PM

That article is dishonest and hypocritical to the point where it's actually humorous to read. A fitting way for surely the most backwards organization in sporting history to bow out.


In Topic: Czech Rugby League (Merged threads)

14 August 2014 - 09:42 PM

 

Really good standard. The English voice you can hear is the aforementioned Leonard who was working with Latvia.


In Topic: Amnrl officially dead

14 August 2014 - 09:34 PM

Why is this good, apart from the fact they can now be recognised?

 

Were the AMNRL bad for the game, are the USARL better? How?

Others have covered the history pretty well. I'll add that for the last couple of years, the AMNRL has been a skeleton competition with only two strong clubs (New York Knights and Connecticut Wildcats, both of which were operated by personal friends of David Niu), and a couple of other teams that fluctuated in strength and would at times struggle to fulfill their fixtures. The whole thing was window dressing TBH because all the structure is with the USARL, it seemed like the AMNRL was continuing out of spite more than anything else. Niu and most of his acolytes actually left the sport last year before the World Cup, leaving an Australian named Steve Johnson in charge of the national team (you might remember him from the controversy around USA's squad selection for the World Cup). And since then the AMNRL has pretty much had no presence at all, in fact the guy who was named as the new leader of the AMNRL (Curtis Cunz) is actually playing for a USARL team this year. Now with the RLIF demanding proper membership it looks like they have finally admitted that they are incapable of running the sport in the USA, which means control of the national team will be handed over to the USARL and things can move forward.


In Topic: Amnrl officially dead

13 August 2014 - 11:02 PM

Great news for the sport.


In Topic: West Indies RL?

13 August 2014 - 04:52 AM

It always baffles me how many people fail to understand that international sport is competition between nations and not regions, ethnic groups, made-up representative teams or anything else.