Former American football collegiate player and NFL trialist with home town Cleveland, Monte Gaddis, will join the Amsterdam Cobras as a guest player during the second edition of the revamped Rotterdam nines on Saturday (8 April).
The sixth, annual Griffin Cup takes place in Rotterdam tomorrow (Saturday) with the Netherlands looking to hold on to the trophy after winning it for the first time last year, when they defeated Germany 30-18 in Osnabruck.
Sweden travel to Holland for the initial Test match between the nations today, three weeks after the Dutchmen’s historic first-ever victory away in Germany.
Nine sides from six countries will take to the field for the annual Rotterdam Nines tournament, to be held on 14th April.
Following the RLEF’s 15th annual congress, held in Belgrade, the Nederlandse Rugby League Bond has been elevated from observer to affiliate member status, taking the total number of members to 19 - with an additional 14 observer nations alongside.
Game two of the NRLB Nationale Kampioenschap at Delft Rugby Club saw Rotterdam City Pitbulls emerge victorious, 30-20, over Amsterdam City Cobras in another thrilling encounter to level the series.
The game was in doubt until the closing stages, Pitbulls skipper Jorge Vazquez outstanding and big Amsterdam prop Kirby McKean their best along with Patrick Ufkes.
By Phil Caplan, Date: 4/5/13
A group of Dutch coach and match official tutors and candidates have completed a course in Rotterdam.
RLEF Coaching Manager Martin Crick and his match officials counterpart Steve Davis oversaw the sessions which were led by Jason Bruygoms and Timo Meinders (coaching), and Bruygoms and Misaele Vakadranu (match officials). Successful completion means that the NRLB graduated from the three-year RLEF technical strategy.