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robins up north

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#2943912 Commonwealth Games Rugby League 9s

Posted by robins up north on 13 June 2014 - 09:14 AM

Looking forward to hopefully two great days at the games. Only 15 miles from my house.




#2936319 Commonwealth Games Rugby League 9s

Posted by robins up north on 29 May 2014 - 09:23 AM

Hi reply I received from the R.L.I.F.

 

Sir,

 

I was passed your email. The competition is an official event of Homecoming Scotland but not part of the Games (it is an official Commonwealth Championship though).

 

It is free entry on both days, 27 and 28 June. https://www.facebook.com/pages/2014-Rugby-League-Commonwealth-Championships/486447188151452

 

If you require any further information please let me know.

 

Regs,

 

Danny Kazandjian

 

General Manager

The Rugby League European Federation

First floor, Whittington House, 19-30 Alfred Place, London WC1E 7EA




#2925834 Commonwealth Games Rugby League 9s

Posted by robins up north on 07 May 2014 - 11:26 AM

The lead up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will feature rugby league as an exhibition sport, with an U19s 9s Championship involving five of the six Commonwealth Regions.
 
 
The Rugby League Commonwealth Championship 2014 will be contested by South Africa, Canada, Jamaica, England, Scotland, Wales, Australia and Papua New Guinea, with the teams split into two groups.

The matches will take place over the 27-28th June as the 9s format looks to continue to spread the sport on the international stage.

The Rugby League International Federation presented to the Commonwealth Games Sports Review Committee in Kuala Lumpur in May 2011 and their decision to accept rugby league as a category three sport was ratified by the CG General Assembly in November that year.

The matches will take place at the Broadwood Stadium, North Lanarkshire and Mike Hooper, CGF Chief Executive Officer, commented: "The Commonwealth Games Federation wishes all participants every success, the advent of these Championships is a true demonstration of the RLIF's commitment to further developing the sport across the Commonwealth."

RLIF Chairman Scott Carter added: "Since becoming a member of the CGF in 2011, rugby league has remained true to the message that shaped our application, that it is truly a sport of the Commonwealth".

"We are committed to working to develop the sport in these regions. Our grassroots work continues at a steady pace in Africa, for example, and it was important for the RLIF to bring together teams from all corners of the Commonwealth in what promises to be a true celebration of rugby league."

The next Commonwealth Games in 2018 will be held on Australia's Gold Coast - a stronghold of the sport - where the plan is to again run a pre-Games exhibition, most likely at U23 level, with a view to 9s becoming a category two sport and eligible for full inclusion in the Commonwealth Games thereafter.

Rugby League Commonwealth Championship 2014 - Format

Pool A: Australia (ranked 1), Wales (6), Scotland (11), Jamaica (23)

Pool B: England (3), PNG (7), Canada (16), South Africa (25)

Day 1 (27th June) - Pool games
Day 2 (28th June) - Semis and Finals (5 matches per nation total)

 

Does anyone have information regards the above? Theres nothing on the games website or the RFL. Hoping to attend if it goes ahead.

 




#2823693 03/11/13: World Cup Match 12 - Scotland v Italy

Posted by robins up north on 01 November 2013 - 12:31 PM

has there been that much media coverage in bonny scotland?

 Coverage has been poor up here from what are reckoned to be the main papers. The Scottish Sun and Daily Record. Glasgow Herald has suprisingly provided excellent reports. Scottish Daily Mail put us in with the rah rahs stating a few of the Scotland team could switch!