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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rugby League in Italy powers ahead

By Richard Cowley, Date: 31/3/13 With rugby league in Italy currently run by two independent bodies the game itself has not suffered with both organisations taking the game forward in different ways in 2013. The Federation Italia Rugby League...
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Selection Process for Italy’s RLWC2013 campaign

By Tiziano Franchini, Date: 29/3/13

The FIRL Technical Committee , announces the selection process for the Italian national team that will play in the Rugby League World Cup 2013.

The selection process will be open to all registered members of FIRL and will be the same for all players. This process will bring the best Italian Rugby League players to the World cup to try to achieve the best possible results.

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FIRFL rugby league coaching course staged in Rome


By Joel Morgan, Date: 21/3/13

Tyrone Sterry led the first FIRFL Italian rugby league coaching course held on 18 and 19 March at Roma V. During the course, the Italian national coach Tyrone Sterry, underlined the fundamental importance of the role of the coach, which should be the point of reference for the whole group.

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Italian Rugby League received by National Olympic Committee

By Phil Caplan, Date: 21/3/13

Italian rugby league has been boosted, as the Azzurri prepare for their debut in the forthcoming World Cup, following a meeting with the country’s National Olympic Committee.

A delegation of FIRL Vice President Tiziano Franchini and Treasurer Fabio Di Pietro travelled to Rome to meet with the Secretary General of the CONI, Roberto Fabbricini.

Federation Italiana Rugby Football League confirm partnership for deaf children

By Joel Morgan, Date: 17/2/13

The Federation Italiana Rugby Football League (FIRFL) confirms a new successful partnership with the "Association Olivia” that deals with the integration of deaf children by offering them the opportunity to play a sport - in this case just Rugby League - alongside non-disabled peers. The partnership will enable our federation to increase both the awareness and participation numbers of the great game of rugby league.

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2013 Coppa Italia Rugby League Final

By Joel Morgan, Date:15/3/13

Rugby League begins to warm its engines! After the Lazio semi-finals of the Italian Cup in Rome, where the USAG club emerged as winners, the Sicilians are abuzz for the Coppa Italia Rugby League Final in 2013. The finals day is scheduled for 28 April at Monti Rossi Nicolosi in Catania, Sicily. The current defending champions last year, Rectores Belpasso (Catania) will not bestow an easy passage for their opponents from Lazio.