By Phil Caplan, Date: 18/4/13
Following recent statements on social media concerning rugby league in Italy, the RLEF reconfirms its position that FIRL (Federazione Italiana Rugby League) is the sole legal and recognised National Governing Body of Italian rugby league. FIRL has recently opened a dialogue with the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), including a meeting with its Secretary General Roberto Fabbricini and the RLEF rejects any claim that CONI recognises any other body as the legal Italian national governing body of rugby league.
Analia Pavan, Date: 17/4/13
"It will be a very interesting championship"
The captain of three-times champion XIII of Ducato, Fabio Berzieri, expects a season harder than ever: â€œthis year is very important because in October Italy will participate in the World Cup so all the players will want to do their best to make an impact in the domestic championshipâ€, says Hogan.
A message from David Massitti, President of â€œFederazione Italia Rugby Football Leagueâ€
It 's time for certainty, it is time to abandon compromise, metaphors, futile political exercises that do not reflect the ethics of our beloved sport Rugby.
We have received many proposals in recent years. Like that of six months ago - to bring together the movement in a single Italian Rugby League Federation. But we also have tangible evidence of attempts, so far in vain, but clumsy attempts to break the rules. Some clubs have been "invited" to take part in a vote in order to attain a desired outcome. We are fully aware of this and provide detailed documentation in the appropriate venues when and if need be. Before doing this, however, we want to make clear.
By Joel Morgan, Date:14/4/13
Become part of Italian Rugby League history! Get your name on our Italian job!
Stash are proud to showcase the new Italian Rugby League (FIRFL) jersey for 2013/2014. Replica shirts will be available to order soon so watch this space!
By Tiziano Franchini, Date: 11/4/13
After training and qualifying 8 Rugby League coaches, last summer, FIRL continues the process of training their future technical staff.
On April 27 and May 4, 2013, FIRL has organised a first-level coaching course to be held at Modena Rugby Club.
The course will be held by RLEF trained Italian tutors Kelly Rolleston and Tiziano Franchini, the course will give participants the opportunity to get to learn the technical aspects of rugby league and to effectively train a rugby league team.
Analia Pavan, Date: 10/4/13
Message from the President Italian Federation Rugby League is happy to present his new President Orazio Dâ€™Arro who started his mandate on January 2013: â€œI invite all players and administrators to contact our federation and join our journey and the dream of bringing rugby league to the Italian communityâ€.
â€œWords cannot explain the honour and the pride it means to me to be appointed the President of F.I.R.L. It is a continuation of the great honour to captain the national team from 1995 to 2000.
By Tiziano Franchini, Date:5/4/13
On Friday, March 15, 2013, F.I.R.L. Was invited by Australian Ambassador Mr David Ritchie, for a meeting to talk about the sport of rugby league
Italian Rugby League Vice President Tiziano Franchini, Treasurer Fabio Di Pietro, spent an afternoon with Ambassador David Ritchie talking about Italy, future proposals for rugby league, FIRL and the Italian community in Australia.
By: Tiziano Franchini, Date:4/4/13
The Italian Rugby League federation, FIRL indicates the of 10 April 2013 as the deadline for registration for the 2013 Italian SERIE A RL domestic competition.
Once the closure of the championship registration is reached, the SERIA A championship calendar will be formalised with teams being divided into zones and pools. This year there will be an increase in teams and players.
By Joel Morgan, Date: 1/4/13
A major opportunity for FIRFL Secretary General and former Azzurri XIII Pierluigi Gentile will result in a boost for the rugby league movement in Italy with the Gladiators Roma Coach being appointed the new General Director of Rugby CittÃ di Frascati â€“ a semi-professional rugby club in the Serie B tier.