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Evil Homer

Member Since 20 Mar 2004
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In Topic: Most successful Amateur Club in Challenge Cup

17 April 2015 - 11:25 PM

Book about amateur clubs in the Challenge Cup: http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/0956744427

In Topic: RLWC2017 qualifying starts next month

15 April 2015 - 05:37 PM

Italy could potentially beat Wales or Ireland, but everyone else is a mile off

Greece or even Malta could have a chance if they get a decent number of UK/Aus-based players

In Topic: RLWC2017 qualifying starts next month

15 April 2015 - 04:22 PM

Is anyone able to explain why the Czech Republic is not part of this qualifying process?

Supposedly because they were 'relegated' from European C last year. Which doesn't really make any sense since Spain and Latvia were able to enter and didn't even participate in the competition. It seems like the European competitions are being viewed more as guidelines rather than actual official qualification tournaments, which is garbage IMO as the WC qualifiers should be a separate process and every nation should be allowed to enter.

In Topic: Canada 2015 Domestic Season

14 April 2015 - 09:54 PM

Interesting to see former USA international Akarika Dawn playing for Oakville.

In Topic: RLWC2017 qualifying starts next month

13 April 2015 - 06:49 PM

I've been on the LRL website and they show four domestic teams and the intention to grow that up to eight but I can't find any evidence of any league (as in collection of teams) games being played. There's nothing showing for 2015 and I can't see any results or league tables from previous years. I know they have played internationals before but do they actually qualify to play in a WC qualifier via the RLIF's own criteria?

Presumably so since:

  • They are affiliate RLEF members
  • They are taking part in the WC qualifiers

They have the same membership status as Spain, Greece, Italy, Czech Republic, Norway, Canada, USA etc. I don't think the RLEF would've just accepted them for no reason. Quite strange that this is being questioned TBH.