North West Roosters, A New Rugby League with South African style
By:Tiziano Franchini, Date: 21/5/13
Today, F.I.R.L. wants to introduce to the rugby league world the new Italian club, the North West Roosters. let’s talk with the founders of this new club located in the Piemonte Area, Chris De Meyer and Gert Peens.
Italy to play rest of the world in Southern Italy
By Joel Morgan, Date: 20/5/13
Italy to play Rest of the World in Southern Italy
The Federazione Italiana RFL (FIRFL) look set to create international rugby league history after announcing their Italia Azzurri XIII National Team will play their first International against a ‘Rest of the World’ team named the Barbarian Warriors Rugby League.
Italian Rugby League team Este Rams have big goals for 2013
The ESTE Rams , finalists from last season, have big goals for this season, according to their manager David Veronese.
David, who are the Este Rams?
The Este Rams are a club founded in 2012 by a group of enthusiasts who, intrigued by rugby league, decided to come together to create a team and join the Italian league . This initial curiosity turned into a passion that has involved a large number of players and has led us to reconfirm our participation for the second year running in the rugby league championship and to develop many different projects that revolve around this sport''.
Jonathan Marcinczak "I feel Italian"
By Analia Pavan, Date: 15/5/13
Jonathan Marcinczak, 23 years old, is one of the Italian players born in England happy to represent the Azzurri and his family.
He was born in Bradford and West Bowling was his last team until the start of this season, when he moved to France to start his experience with the Albi Tigers.
Women’s rugby league returns in Italy
By Phil Caplan, Date: 12/5/13
Using their inaugural appearance in this autumn’s Rugby League World Cup as a springboard, the Federazione Italiana Rugby League is determined to ensure further growth in all areas of the sport.
In addition to an expanded senior men’s competition – which will see 12 teams play in three regions, four of them newcomers - and increased youth activity, FIRL is also restarting women’s rugby league.
Newcomers set for expanded Italian rugby league championship
By Phil Caplan, Date: 10/5/13
Three more new clubs are scheduled to start the Italian domestic season, which is officially launched at the end of May in Milan.
The structure will see four teams in three conferences – North West, North East and Central – with the three leading sides in each conference and the best runner up overall contesting the semi finals.
National TV coverage in Italy as Rugby League team USAG Roma win the Italian Cup
By Joel Morgan, Date: 8/5/13
In the splendid setting of the Monti Rossi stadium in Nicolosi, Catania on Sunday, April 28 the finals of the Coppa Italia Rugby League were held by the Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League.
In front of over a thousand enthusiastic spectators for a new formula that saw three games played in the space of a few hours.
Drake Muyodi says "Rugby League is growing in Italy”
By Analia Pavan, Date: 8/5/13
Drake Muyodi has just finished his season in France with St. Gaudens and now is ready to come back to his club XIII del Ducato: “ I learnt a lot about the game while in France and I would like to pass it on to my fellow players in Italy”, said the ugandan.
Italy now have 22 qualified rugby league coaches
By Tiziano Franchini, Date: 6/5/13
On the 4th May 2013, another 13 newly qualified rugby league coaches are present in Italy.
FIRL, concluded the second official coaching course in the history of Italian rugby league since the revival of the sport in Italy in 1995.
The course took place over two weekends, from April 27, 2013 until May 4, and was run by FIRL's, RLEF qualified tutors who trained and prepared 13 new coaches in line with RLEF's European standards.