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Seriously, if anyone from the rlef, or rlif has any sense, put these guys in charge if the Italian game. Thu are growing the game IN Italy and they are Italian using Italian players!

Of the breakaway comps in both Italy and the USA, both are growing the game domestically in a much more professional, transparent and successful way. Someone in charge if the rugby league hierarchy needs to seriously look at this. You can't force a merger, but you can back the team who is doing right by the game and the country they represent.

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Seriously, if anyone from the rlef, or rlif has any sense, put these guys in charge if the Italian game. Thu are growing the game IN Italy and they are Italian using Italian players!

Of the breakaway comps in both Italy and the USA, both are growing the game domestically in a much more professional, transparent and successful way. Someone in charge if the rugby league hierarchy needs to seriously look at this. You can't force a merger, but you can back the team who is doing right by the game and the country they represent.

What this man said.

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thanks for those words.

aside from the normal sources. We have managed to get the finals mentioned on major rugby websites in italy that normally only promote union (with some odd xiii mentions like benjiI to union, sbw etc) and brief mention in a major Italian sports newspaper today!! papers here are generally focused on soccer so there might be a couple of pages left. hoping sport italia will attend to cover our event for their news program. Joel M

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Semi finals played yesterday.... Resulting in Gladiators Roma going for the fourth title vs new boys Falchi Pesaro at CONI Olympic preparation centre in Rome. Great field by the way. Magnifici Firenze play Rectores Belpasso (Sicilian team) for third ranking

A lot of photos and video content on our facebook page as well

Big moment with The number one sports newspaper in Italy giving us brief mentions today in the national edition and Friday in the Roman edition! Also tv filming per-game warm ups and games for semi finals yesterday

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r-Evolution League Grand Final receives National Media Coverage

The capital franchise has won their fourth consecutive Championship organized by the Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League at the end of the Final Four that were played on the weekend in Rome in the Coni dell’Acqua Acetosa facility. After conquering Magnifici Firenze clearly in the semi final with a score of 64-0, the Gladiators faced the biggest surprise packet in the Grand Final of the IV r-Evolution League, the Falchi of Pian Del Bruscolo (Pesaro/Misano), only rookies in Rugby League 13 this season but already highly competitive and capable of beating the Rectores Catania 48-26 in the previous day.

It was a thrilling final, played in front of a beautiful setting, with the new Italian team forcefully taking on a 18-6 lead before the more experienced Gladiators made their comeback striking the Falchi defense continually in one second half period who than made the decisive try through Simone Martellucci with 4 minutes to go.  The result was 42-36 in the end for the reigning champions but a large applause for the defeated in the usual hallway corridor that accompanied the team, before a presentation for both sides and a "terzo tempo".

In a great few days boosting the awareness of Rugby League, the FIRFL had a small brief and poster in the Friday edition of the Roma edition of Gazzetta dello Sport (#1 sports newspaper in Italy) before the finals and a small brief on Grand Final day of the national edition of Gazzetta dello Sport. Whilst aside from the normal online coverage pre and post finals, a match report in the major Italian newspaper on Monday July 15 in the Roma edition of Corriere dello Sport. The Semi Finals and Grand Final were filmed by Sport Italia tv for their news program (a major FTA sports channel).

In the third and fourth place match in hot conditions Magnifici Firenze imposed on Rectores Catania to record a score of 32-26.

See https://www.facebook.com/ItaliaRugbyFootballLeague for all video and photographic content from the Finals

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FIRFL on growth and announce new national Italia U17 team

"It was a great festival  – says the FIRFL General Secretary, Pierluigi Gentile - honoring the winners Gladiators Roma who managed to win their fourth consecutive title, but was really extraordinary  was the performance in the final (and the entire season) of the Falchi who played great throughout. We were happy and positively surprised by the large following that took place in the two-day finals at the Acqua Acetosa, with the field 1 forum possessing a completely crowded stand.

It is the further signal – remarks Gentile-o f an important growth path that has led us this year to a exponential increase of the club and the members of our movement, in addition to see rise from six to nine teams participating in the Italian Championship. But our work must continue even more and we are convinced to move toward our ambitious target to double the current number (of clubs in the national championship). With this In mind, the movement's growth is coming from another "historic" appointment to the Federleague: this Sunday in Avezzano will be held the first meeting of the National Under 17 Rugby a 13 coached by Sebastian Velazquez and Gigi Ferraro and curated by the national youth activity coordinator Massimo Nicotra.

In the morning – explains Gentile - there will be a meeting and a training session between youth players from all over Italy and in particular from Florence, Reggio Emilia, Pesaro, Rome, Tivoli, Roma (front of Gladiators and Rome 5th, ndr), Catania and Acireale. In the afternoon, at 4pm, will be played a game between two selections, the Italy "probable" against Italy "possible". Another grand festival for our Federation.

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LEONI VENETI RECLAIM ITALIAN ORIGIN CROWN

 

Leoni Veneti reclaimed the Italian State of Origin crown with a 40-30 win over Longobardi in Piacenza.

 

In a tough, committed contest, the added incentive for the players was a potential place in the Italian side to take on Germany this weekend in the European Shield.

 

Leoni led 18-6 at the break thanks to tries from Cerza, Verardi and Ciaurro, all golaed by Cerza; Longobardi skipper Franchi with their touchdown, converted by Peens.

 

Longobardi dominated the opening exchanges of the second period, racing to a 24-18 lead by the 52nd minute thanks to tries from Ilinca, Ceretti and Celerino, Peens with the extras to all of them.

Just before the hour Zorzada crossed and Cerza converted to level, as Leoni began to take control.

 

Tries by D'Elia after 67 minutes, Boscolo four minutes later and then Genesini, Cerza goaling two of them, established a winning lead.

 

A Barani try and Robuschi goal narrowed the margin but were consolation for Longobardi, who won the corresponding fixture 54-0 last year; Leoni taking a 2-1 lead in the annual series as a result.

 

"I saw my players perform with a lot of determination and desire to contest every ball, that approach was the key to victory,” said Leoni coach Tiziano Franchini. “All the players have shown that the Italian rugby league is growing and that the work we are doing is paying off. "

 

Longobardi opposite number Kelly Rolleston agreed. “It was a good game, tough and fast. It’s great for Italian rugby league to see that the North East and Central division's are becoming more competitive. I am extremely happy to see new faces pushing hard for inclusion in the next European Shield match.”

 

National coach Paul Broadbent watched on with interest. “I saw many new faces who want to shine at international level,” he commented. "it wont be easy to make the choices on who will be selected, which is just the kind of headache we want.”

 

                    

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wrong lot. Correct me if im wrong, but the FIRL (Who are the RLIF recognised body, but changed their name to sound like the FIRFL) wont select from the more established FIRFL which has about 100 clubs playing regular rugby league throughout the country.

 

Also of interest to me is how many of this Italy team will lose their places to Australian players who probably cant even speak Italian come the world cup?

 

The more information i see coming from the FIRL, the more it seems to echo the cloak and dagger approach which caused so much mis trust in the AMNRL.

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wrong lot. Correct me if im wrong, but the FIRL (Who are the RLIF recognised body, but changed their name to sound like the FIRFL) wont select from the more established FIRFL which has about 100 clubs playing regular rugby league throughout the country.

 

Also of interest to me is how many of this Italy team will lose their places to Australian players who probably cant even speak Italian come the world cup?

 

The more information i see coming from the FIRL, the more it seems to echo the cloak and dagger approach which caused so much mis trust in the AMNRL.

No FIRFL are unrecognised (us) and changed from irfl. The only reason was due to coni policy, no other. And we have 56 affiliated clubs. No rugby league in Italy is regular.... Only union

Cheers Joel

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National U17 Match for Rugby League in Italy

After the very successful championship finals that were played at CONI Acqua Acetosa (Rome) on July 13 and 14 achieving national television and major newspaper coverage for the activity registered by the FIRFL.

Last Saturday, another event of great importance aiding in the growth of the Rugby 13 movement was reached in Avezzano, in fact, the federation staged the first all national youth event for rugby league. The National Under 17 major event was organised by coach Sebastian Velazquez, assistant Gigi Ferraro and National Coordinator of Youth Activity Massimo Nicotra.

After the training and a development meeting in the morning, in the afternoon in front of a good audience the first match for a youth national team selection of the Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League was played that was composed of players from under 17 level. These players were selected though various clubs that participated in the r-Evolution League” which saw the Rome Gladiators confirmed champions of Italy for the fourth year in a row.

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Selected from various regions (Sicilia, Lazio, Abruzzo, Tuscany, Marche and Emilia Romagna), they were divided into two teams called “Italia probable” and “Italia possible” (the last winners 46-24), creating an exciting and hard fought match, which gave good indications that ill help to better evaluate the physical and technical conditions of the youth players. A match that gave great satisfaction to all the technical staff of our youth sector and the coordinator Maximum Nicotra: “This is not a goal, but the first step in a long journey for the 13-a-side aimed at youth movement.” A few days earlier at Civitavecchia there was a pre-gathering that had helped select the talents from the Lazio area for rugby league. “A beautiful day with almost forty guys present” – underlined Velazquez – who did a training session later and physical tactics. “The work on these guys and that will come to Avezzano concerns especially those born in 1996, but in 1997 and 1998: the objective is to give continuity to our project and expand youth Azzurri selections to other age groups.”

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The Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League put points on the board with focus on growing the youth program.

After the recent youth national stage in Avezzano the satisfaction among those involved is still alive. The city is where the official National Under 17 selection stage and development initiative grew further through coaches Sebastian Velazquez and Gigi Ferraro.

"After a meeting with the Seniors - says Massimo Nicotra, Coordinator of youth activities of the Firfl - there is desire to try to organize a similar event for youth. The result was amazing and at the same time gratifying because the boysthey immediately took to the rugby 13 rules. The fact that staging the event in Avezzano and earlier development resulted in over 50 young talent is an important result and the match has left everyone satisfied: from the guys as the Federal representatives. Now we will continue to work in this direction and will consider even the guys at those clubs which were not able to attend the event. "

Many initiatives will begin in the future involving the National Rugby 13 U17s. "Coming soon – continued Nicotra- we will organise another multi-day stage: we're trying to figure out what is time best to do it, either before the start of the school (semester) in Septemberor during the holiday season. The aim is to set up a competitive group and then compare with maybe other national groups to have better experience in our code.

The Under 17 is currently the only youth national setup for the Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League, "But from the perspective of growth in having the FIFRL Championship, we want to broaden our horizons – concluded Nicotra. The goal is to move practically towards education to National Under 13 and Under 15 squads, or alternatively Under 12 and 14, that can give continuity to our work. We are also looking into some solutions to work in even deeper within the schools and the same with the clubs.

Finally, let us not forget the project "Life Code" with which the Firfl shows our inclination towards ensuring proper nutrition and integration, in order to give young people the opportunity to know how to deal better with food, real energy of our body. The integration in this context helps children recover better and

reduce injuries.

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Also videos from first/second halves and lots of photos on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ItaliaRugbyFootballLeague

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FIRFL, Magnifici Firenze "We are already working on the next Italian championship”

Giuseppe Moncada a Magnifici Firenze club member, was also one of the leaders involved in the FIRFL . Moncada is the technical director of the Tuscan team and so is a great witness of the their experiences in the Federazione Italiana RFL from last summer. "Inside the Magnifici I dealt with everything that revolves around the team for the organization. But at the same time try to promote rugby league throughout Tuscany. " Moncada traced his last steps in r-Evolution League, which ended in July. "The last experience with Firfl - specifically - was the match between the boys of our Italian National Under-17 "Possible" as opposed to the selection of "Probable" and at that moment I held the position of assistant coach. It was a great experience where everything has been studied in detail. The boys were very happy, but above all we have received many thanks and praise from parents. Being a national development squad for youth - said the concept Moncada - it is important to have their support and their support as well as hear their opinion.” After this experience closed Moncada he therefore can comment of the great causes strides made ​​by federation. "Among the strengths of our movement is certainly one that, despite being a “young” federation and throughout the moment of crisis (financially in italy) we are going through that undoubtedly has an impact on sport , we are pursuing an ambitious program and concrete despite the economic resources , but with so much good will. With Magnifici- concludes Moncada - we are currently already working with all the satellite (second tier) teams to compete in the Tuscan Cup, while the main group is also working in rhythms with lower teams to get ready for the next championship. "


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Why is there no Italian team in Elite 2 or 1 in France? Would give the top players a better standard to aim for and the travelling would be better than a team in SL and way cheaper. France and Italy should work way more together than they do in my opinion

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Italy's situation is so confusing.

In a nutshell for me, who is linked to the World Cup campaign and do they have a stronger domestic scene than their opponents.

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Why is there no Italian team in Elite 2 or 1 in France? Would give the top players a better standard to aim for and the travelling would be better than a team in SL and way cheaper. France and Italy should work way more together than they do in my opinion

FIRFL (breakaway group) is only four years into development. Need the structure first. The SL thing is a unrealistic dream and FIRFL are not able to work with France

 

 

 

Italy's situation is so confusing.

In a nutshell for me, who is linked to the World Cup campaign and do they have a stronger domestic scene than their opponents.

FIRL is the RLWC campaign (the RLWC Squad esstentially 100% run out of Australia with the Italian Australian group)

 

FIRL has 8-9 clubs in the FIR championship

FIRFL (breakaway) has over 50 with 3 tiers (9 in the championship, 20 odd in the coppa italia last season and the rest in the third tier)

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Does anyone know when the fixtures for the 2014-15 European Shield will be announced? How strong a squad will Italy be able to get together for this tournament?

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The “Kenya Charity Camp” gala dinner will support the Kenyan charity rugby league project in Frascati Rome at the sushimura restaurant on Wednesday December 11 at 8pm.

From words to deeds. Only a few weeks ago the Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League (Firfl) had officially announced the establishment of the project “Kenya Charity Camp Firfl”, an idea which aims to teach and instil the values of rugby league to the unfortunate children of Watamu and Malindi orphanages, namely two of the most important cities of the African nation.

A project immediately welcomed with enthusiasm by the local rugby league federation who has supported and collaborated with the entity. Recently two technicians of the Federleague, Daniel Ursetta and Cristiano Lavini, went for 30 days to some Kenyan facilities just to launch the message of hope and sports, greeted with great enthusiasm by the local population, particularly from small “users” of these rugby 13 lessons.

The Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League announced its willingness to pursue this project, at least for the next few months, without concealing the intention of wanting to continue for the next two years.

Already some partners of the Federation, showing great sensitivity, have partnered to support the project and the Firfl invites all those interested to do the same to contact the Federation.

An important event in this respect will happen tonight (Wednesday) starting at 8pm at the restaurant “Sushimura” largo Panizza in Frascati (beautiful town of the Roman Castles) where we will hold a “benefit dinner ” as part of an evening called “together for Africa”. An event strongly supported by the Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League which, however, in January of the new year we will repeat the experiment already put into practice last month, sending other technicians to the orphanages of the Kenyan cities.

 

http://rugbyleaguespotlight.com/firfl-to-stage-together-for-africa-charity-dinner/

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