The Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League (FIRFL) recently held a rain affected national training camp again in Vinci, Tuscany from November 14-16 to progress their national development moving into their new year and continuing their national rugby league program in Italy. The federation held the national training camp in the location after a splendid experience in Vinci in late June and had clearly implied that the intention was to repeat the training camps for the national squad for the Italian National Squad again. However, one day was affected by heavy rain downfall – but informative and video sessions provided further and valuable insight for players.
The Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League have just announced Coppa Italia champions USAG (in English Harlequins Gladiators Sports Union) will become the first Italian club to play both junior rugby league and rugby union, the USAG club already play senior rugby league in both the r-Evolution League and the Coppa Italia RL, but will now establish an FIRFL academy for rugby league in Rome.
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.
The Italian segment of the joint RLEF-EU Leadership Devolution Project has concluded after a packed four days of activity in Piacenza.
Three other nations – Ireland, Greece and Hungary – joined the hosts to receive tutor training and two level one courses in match officiating and coaching.
Italy, under coach Paul Broadbent, have named a 39-man train-on squad for their opening game in European Championship B against Ukraine, on 5th July in Gemona.
It is the first time that rugby league has been taken to the area and FIRL are hoping to put on a good show for the locals in the region.
Rugby League and Rugby Union, Rugby a XIII and XV, for instance, are increasingly working together, not against each other… even in Italy. This weekend the Italian XV seasons close, in which will see the final contented between Calvisano and Rovigo to be crowned Italian Champions, then they will focus on the test matches in the Pacific, while the Italian Rugby League (FIRFL) national movement then begins.
The start of the 2014 Championship known as the r-Evolution League organised by the Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League (Firfl) will soon begin on June 7. Among the new clubs of this year’s edition there is one team based in Rierti, called the Arieti League (Rams) guided by player-coach Simone Martellucci. A great character that has proven success in the Italian Rugby League world and has represented Italy, given he has helped win 4 consecutive titles with Gladiators Roma in recent seasons.
After recently announcing an agreement to help establish a Rugby Academy (mainly focused on Rugby League) in Kenya after signing an agreement with the Kenya Rugby League Federation and a second away test-match in Kenya later this year, the Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League (FIRFL) will continue their plans for “internationalisation” after signing an important agreement with a great rugby union champion.
The Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League (FIRFL) have reached days of fire as the Coppa Italia came to a climax with the Triangular Finals played on Saturday and the Azzurri will soon depart for Kenya.