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 Firfl has again continued to announce expansion for this upcoming season as the “preliminary stages” (regional knockout) of the Coppa Italia Rugby League (this year the format will be rugby league 9’s), which will see several new teams participate.
By Tiziano Franchini, Date: 2/3/13
On 19 January 2013, the General Assembly of FIRL, elected the new Federal Executive Board, which will lead the Federation to its first World Cup.
By Tiziano Franchini, Date: 27/6/13
During this weekend the F.I.R.L will be participating in the womens as well as mens international tournament . The tournament will be against Hungary and the selection team of "Ile deFrance"
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.
After a ten-year hiatus, the Mediterranean Cup has been resurrected by the Italian and Lebanese rugby leagues.
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.
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 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.