After recent development coming from the national camp staged in Vinci (Italy) that saw the Senior and youth national teams come together, the Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League (Firfl) prepares for its climax this weekend, which sees the semi-finals and final stage for its national championship the ‘r-Evolution League’. The winners of the three preliminary groups (Southern, Central and Northern Italy) and the best second placed club will battle it out on Saturday and Sunday will be at the "Fulvio Iacoboni" viale Fassini field in Rieti.
A landmark has been reached by the Federazione Italiana Rugby League (FIRL) as they prepare for an U18 international against Serbia on Saturday.
The match will be played at Gemona as a curtain-raiser to the European Championship B encounter between Italy and Ukraine, and comes on the back of completing the inaugural youth 13-a-side league in the country.
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 â€“ North West, North East and Central â€“ with the three leading sides in each conference and the best runner up overall contesting the semi finals.
By Joel Morgan, Date: 23/5/13
In the lead up to the Italian Rugby League (FIRFL) national teamâ€™s international match against the Rest of the World on May 25 at 5.30pm in Palmi, Reggio Calabria at campo da Rugby San Giorgio an Italian Rugby star has lent his support to the Azzurri XIII.
In preparation for what promises to be the most extensive domestic season in the modern history of Italian rugby league, the Federazione Italiana Rugby League has run three U18 training camps.
Overseen by national team coach Paul Broadbent and his assistant Kelly Rolleston, the technical camps began in Turin and ended in Brescia with 60 youngsters participating.
Rex Albinea Rugby League is one of the eldest clubs within the FIRFL movement and the team from Reggio Emilia will participate in the Championship organised by the Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League (Firfl) for a fifth time (2015 is the sixth season). Last year, the Emiliani again arrived one step away from snatching the Italian title from multiple-champions Gladiators Roma XIII in last year’s Grand Final and, from there will now need to start again from June.
By Joel Morgan, Date: 26/2/15
Officials labelled as “rebels” and “not in the best interests of rugby league” continue to prove their long-term commitment to rugby league and growing the ‘Greatest Game of All’ in Italy, as the Italian Cup (or Coppa Italia) for Central / North is launched under the ‘1st Open Day Rugby League’ event name and will see eight clubs participate across various categories, according to the FIRFL.
The Federazione Italiana Rugby League has completed its junior development camps in the north-east of the country as they prepare to launch their first U18 club championship in June.
National team coach Paul Broadbent and RLEF-trained coach tutors Kelly Rolleston and Tiziano Franchini again took charge following on from the initial camp, in the north-west, last month.