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Italian Rugby League (FIRL)

Italian Rugby League welcome new dual-code side in Championship

By Phil Caplan, Date: 22/4/13

FIRL have announced that ‘Florence Rugby 1931’ will take part in the 2013 Serie ‘A’ Rugby League championship.

They will be led by former Azzurri international, Argentinean Marcelo Segundo, who played in Italy RL’s memorable win over Wales in 2010.

Rosario-born and Director of Youth Rugby at Florence 1931, Segundo said, “As soon as I played a few games I was in love with rugby league.”


RLEF statement on Italian Rugby League

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.


Italian 2013 championship to harden players ahead of 2013 RLWC

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: “this 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 championship”, says Hogan.

Federazione Italia Rugby Football League

Italian Rugby merger talks stall and could weaken RLWC campaign

Date: 17/4/13

A message from David Massitti, President of “Federazione Italia Rugby Football League”

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.

New Italian Rugby League (FIRFL) Jersey unveiled

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!

Italia Rugby League XIII

F.I.R.L. building long lasting foundations with first level coaching course

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.

Italia Rugby League XIII

New Italian Federation Rugby league President outlines future plans

Analia Pavan, Date: 10/4/13

Message from the President Italian Federation Rugby League is happy to present his new President Orazio D’Arro who started his mandate on January 2013: “I invite all players and administrators to contact our federation and join our journey and the dream of bringing rugby league to the Italian community”.

“Words 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.

Italia Rugby League XIII

The Australian Embassy in Rome opens its doors to FIRL

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.

Italian Championship

New clubs register for 2013 Italian Serie A RL Championship

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.

Italia Rugby Football League

FIRFL Executive’s new appointment to boost Rugby League in Italy

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 Città di Frascati – a semi-professional rugby club in the Serie B tier.