At the risk of getting this thread back on track, I'd like to see the RLEF try to organise some sort of calendar for international games to take place each year. Below the 6 Nations there is a 12 team league system (2 divisions of 6) in place in Union that runs over a 24 month period and sees teams play each other home and away in their division.
Georgia, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Russia & Spain make up the first tier, whilst Belgium, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden & Ukraine make up the 2nd.
I have no illusions about this being anything other than an amateur competition as it is most likely to be in Union, but at least they manage the competitions centrally and ensure there are fixtures organised......5 Weekends away over 2 years is hardly going to be a major problem, especially if you have 24 months notice to get things booked!
For example, the weekends of Feb 7/14 and 28, together with March 14 and 21 Germany will host Russia, Romania and Georgia and play away in Spain and Portugal.......stadiums will be booked, officials arranged and judging by previous years, "home" teams look to maximise revenues to contribute to travelling costs.
Great news that the Cub scene is growing in Sweden, but I believe we need to grow internationally to gain traction and recognition across Europe.
Not sure what you are talking about here as the RLEF have been organizing annual international RL tournaments for all nations since their inception. Also Moldova has not played RL since 1995 and AFAIK Romania has never played the sport.
If you want to keep up to date with European developments then visit rlef.eu.com.
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