Press Release: Date: 27/6/12
Defending champions XIII del Ducato from Piacenza retained the FIRL Championship title after a convincing 54-11 win in the Serie A Grand Final against newly-formed Ariete Este from Padova.
Kelly Rolleston, coach of the north-west regional side which takes in XIII del Ducato, said, "Congratulations to Este who showed a lot of determination and heart. I am pleased with how we played and it was clear that our experience over the last two seasons was a big part of our success. It was nice to see some of the new players really stamp their mark, like Giacomo Alfonsi and Davide Rancati; we were pleased with the whole day and the chance to play at home in front of our supporters.â€
The Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League is convinced our rugby league movement is growing visibly, David Massitti says "Last season we have got a lot of important numbers - says the federal chief executive - and I personally found the finals thrilling, which was played between Gladiators Roma and Falchi Pian Del Bruscolo (Pesaro).
By Phil Caplan, Date:11/6/13
The Federazione Italiana Rugby League has announced an initial 47-man train-on squad three weeks ahead of Italyâ€™s competition-defining clash against Russia in the European Shield 2012-13.