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Here's an article:

https://www.ideawebtv.it/2019/10/08/rivoluzione-saluzzo-north-west-roosters-si-passa-a-15-e-con-un-nuovo-tecnico/?fbclid=IwAR2HmOaeGzTd9pvVSUWS-ngamkAYzzkLG_K9-cJj70vpDxzDZZqegJeF4RY

The Saluzzo North West Roosters will no longer be protagonists in the Rugby League, the thirteen player rugby. This is the main novelty communicated by the company of Manta on its Facebook profile, specifying that it is a choice dictated "by the immobility of a system increasingly far from the real needs of those who like us love this game and just for this reason do not feel like having to abandon it. The choice, in short, presented as a "goodbye", stems from the lack of an official championship and normalized that could give guarantees to the association of the Marquisate.
The club, however, will still live, "reinventing itself" in the Rugby Union championship of the Italian Rugby Federation, for the most traditional fifteen-player rugby (the oval ball in its declination most known to the general public).
"Our first goal is to protect our athletes" - said the company, which, just as regards the technical part, then made it known in another post that after three seasons Elio Giacoma will no longer be the coach of Saluzzo North West Roosters. Christian Albertini will replace him at the helm of Saluzzo, who will then be entrusted with the new project to fifteen.

They did say that they'd be willing to switch back if a proper system got going and they were properly supported.

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On 12/11/2019 at 22:52, Heritage XIII said:

So much for the advantages of Italian Rugby League being under the Italian Rugby Union

Yep, but don't draw attention to it because it'll just end up applause fodder on the cross - sport zone.

FFR.PNG.051abb42c85e6a5f82d3f17275b14a87.PNGJust saying!


"It is, by a million miles, a better sport than union. League is 80 minutes of physicality, speed, good handling, good kicking. It’s continuous."

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Yes this happened I think nearly a year ago.  Really really sad news.  They were the one and only shining light for Italian Rugby League.  If I were FIRL, I'd have moved heaven and earth to get some clubs started around Saluzzo, with the hope of getting a 4-team comp going in the region.  Turin and Genoa are major cities, which were both fairly nearby.

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