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DlEHARD

Member Since 21 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 17 2014 04:35 PM
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#3045780 PACIFIC TEST DOUBLE HEADER FOR 2015!

Posted by DlEHARD on 16 December 2014 - 07:38 AM

PACIFIC TEST DOUBLE HEADER FOR 2015!

"The mid-season Test between Australia and New Zealand will be played on a stand-alone representative weekend from May 1-3, which will also include a Pacific Island double header."

Finally we will have all four major Pacific nations taking part in the Rep Round! 

Great for these nations who get a regular Test Match and also great chance to convert some NRL fans to become fans of International Rugby League!

 

Link: http://www.abc.net.a...-period/5967772




#3045779 Hong Kong Rugby League

Posted by DlEHARD on 16 December 2014 - 07:36 AM

University teams, if established can provide a steady source of players for external senior teams. Easier than working with schools, where the investment needs to be widespread and across years to produce results.

 

University is one area we haven't given a lot of thought to, yet.

 

Good luck to you all the best, I think touch rugby league in schools would be the way to introduce locals to the sport  

 

We have already had some great interest from schools here and there are a lot of Rugby League lovers who are teachers, myself included. Stay tuned.

 

Wonderful news. 

 

Having been at the founding of similar initiatives I hae a few bits of advice that you are welcome to ignore.

 

Be bold, you have nothing to lose.

 

The exceptions here are be careful, not vain with finances, and keep your word.

 

Thank you, wise advice. We have some quality people involved and we are taking a very methodical approach. Many have a lot of experience in Rugby League.

 

We think we have plenty of natural advantages in Hong Kong.




#3044800 Hong Kong Rugby League

Posted by DlEHARD on 14 December 2014 - 05:50 AM

HONG KONG RUGBY LEAGUE ESTABLISHED

 

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Rugby League’s continued push into Asia took a significant step forward this week with the formation of the Hong Kong Rugby League.

Joining the likes of Thailand, Japan and the Philippines, the Hong KongRugby League has been established to promote the growth and interest in all forms of the code in Hong Kong.

At the inaugural Annual General Meeting held on Saturday the 6th of December 2014 the first Hong Kong Rugby League board was established.

The inaugural Hong Kong Rugby League board consists of:

Chairman: James Hall
Secretary: Ray Meli
Treasurer: Ian Molyneux
Board Member: Brad Newman
Board Member: Jason Fairleigh
Board Member: Jack Muir
Board Member: Malcolm Pratt 
Board Member: Daniel Mascord

In early 2015 the HKRL board will work hard to establish Rugby League by organising a wide ranging fixture list which will include international matches with the Hong Kong Thunder as well as local representative, domestic, junior, school and touch football. 

"We are very excited as a group about giving Rugby League a presence here in Hong Kong. We have put together a board of talented and most importantly enthusiastic people who can push the sport forward in Hong Kong." said inaugural HKRL Chairman James Hall.

"Our hopes for the future are high with regards to getting both adults and juniors playing Rugby League in and for this exciting country. Looking further down the road we can see Hong Kong, with it's geographical positioning, being a venue of great interest to the global Rugby League community."

"If you have any interest in playing, supporting or volunteering then please get in touch as we have some exciting plans in place for 2015."

The Hong Kong Rugby League is honoured to be the custodians of the great game in Hong Kong and will use their passion and experience to take Rugby League to great heights in Hong Kong and internationally, especially with our Asian neighbours.

Further announcements about the Hong Kong Rugby League will be made in the coming weeks.

To find out more or to get involved, please visit the website at www.hongkongrugbyleague.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hkrugbyleague or email on info@hongkongrugbyleague.com




#3041226 Would you want Matt Srama?

Posted by DlEHARD on 05 December 2014 - 05:25 AM

Looks like he is remaining a Titan




#3033479 World Club Series

Posted by DlEHARD on 16 November 2014 - 03:00 AM

it is if people call it that.

 

Right on.

 

Let's try to give this series a chance. I'm excited. I always loved the idea of a World Club Championship. I hope it helps Super League.

 

If the NRL gets its act together an actually sends the top 3 next time, it'll enhance the concept.




#3033478 Hong Kong Rugby League

Posted by DlEHARD on 16 November 2014 - 02:45 AM

So we had a fantastic meeting, full of brand new RL fans (To HKRL group) and keen internationalists.

We had many people wearing Kangaroos and Kiwis jerseys.

Lots of ideas. Lots of experience and skills. Including members of current RU clubs and former RL players.

We also agreed to start a touch footy team in a couple of weeks. We will call it the 13s, just so people know that we are the Rugby League guys.




#3032730 Hong Kong Rugby League

Posted by DlEHARD on 15 November 2014 - 03:02 AM

Once again the HKRL crew will be meeting at Delaneys Wan Chai at 3.30 to watch the Final.

 

All welcome. Be part of the team and the road ahead.




#3020785 Hong Kong Rugby League

Posted by DlEHARD on 26 October 2014 - 04:08 PM

We have some keen Internationalists. At least two people in the group were at the World Cup Finals. And we have some people interested in playing.




#3020639 Hong Kong Rugby League

Posted by DlEHARD on 26 October 2014 - 11:04 AM

Meet up was a great success. Got to meet some passionate RL supporters who I have been corresponding with and now we can move forward together.

 

We will have events every week during the Four Nations. And afterwards have a more formal meeting about HKRL.

 

It was a lot of fun and it was great to meet fantastic lovers of the game. There are a lot of skills and experience we can draw on and I am sure there are more people we can recruit.




#3011512 Aussie Teams in World Club Challenge

Posted by DlEHARD on 11 October 2014 - 11:33 AM

I think the teams that have ended up going North has more to do with promotion than competition guidelines.

 

This is new ( well a new guise of the WCC concept. ).

 

Somewhat like the NRL nines which turned into a raging success.....because it was new ( again another known formula, in a new guise ) teams had varying attitudes towards whether they go all out or they use a squad of ' left overs' to patronise the event.

 

As has been stated, the Broncos brand is respected in the same ilk as brands like Wigan, while not as old as Wigan....the Broncos name is associated with the modern game and a dynastic pedigree.

 

Saints are well liked up there. Old school team with plenty of Ex pat Poms forming their supporter base in Australia ( the Dragons have the best singing chants / much more so than Glory glory....by virtue of being spontaneously developed by their fans in that famous English tradition of chants).

 

The other thing about these matchups is that it is actually more useful in terms of allowing a challenge to the idea that every NRL team is superior to ESL teams.

 

These middle of the road , bottom eight / lower eight NRL sides playing top four opponents, gives a  gauge between comps as opposed to comparing elite V elite of the respective comps. 

 

England have more to lose reputation wise.....from this comp than the NRL teams....who have a ready made excuse in the travel factor....insulating them from criticism.

 

I hope next time there are three teams, the NRL change the ' friendly teams' to the likes of the Storm and other clubs with the Dynasty of success in the modern era.

 

After a couple tournaments Aussie Top three plays Europe top three.

Well said as usual Mt Smart




#3011509 RLIF reveals World Cup 2021 bidding process

Posted by DlEHARD on 11 October 2014 - 11:30 AM

France as hosts or co-host seems great, just as long as they are a big partner.




#3007595 State Championship on Premier Sports

Posted by DlEHARD on 05 October 2014 - 06:53 AM

What did everyone thing of the game? I think the new State Champion is a great addition




#2996361 Names on shirts

Posted by DlEHARD on 16 September 2014 - 03:57 AM

Names on jerseys must happen. It would help people become more attached to our game and follow it easier. This should be a priority for a supporter based spectator sport. 




#2991299 Bulldogs vs Titans WOW what a finish

Posted by DlEHARD on 09 September 2014 - 08:43 AM

Titans really needed this, especially a home win. They havent even released 2015 memberships because they have been so rubbish.

 

This gives the fans some hope going into the off season and gives Neil Henry a more positive off season.




#2980802 4nations question

Posted by DlEHARD on 21 August 2014 - 07:39 AM

To celebrate the centenary of the Rorkes Drift Test; probably the greatest game in our history; Australia have announced that they will wear the Maroon and Blue strip they wore that day. Hopefully we will respond and wear the Red and White hoops as a tribute to Harold Wagstaff and the team's achievement of victory with at one time nine players on the field

I missed this announcement. Good that they are commemorating it.