Sides from six nations – Holland, England, Wales, France, Germany and the Czech Republic – will take part in the second, annual Rotterdam 9s, hosted by Rotterdam Pitbulls RLFC on Saturday 8 April at Rotterdamse Studented Rugby Club.
The Nederlandse Rugby League Bond has hosted a match official education activity in Rotterdam as part of the EU-backed Training and Education Portal project.
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).
Ahead of the domestic Grand Final, which will be held in Rotterdam on 7th July, Netherlands Rugby League Bond head coach Kane Krlic has announced his 24-man squad for the nation’s upcoming internationals.
Nine sides from six countries will take to the field for the annual Rotterdam Nines tournament, to be held on 14th April.
Over 40 people turned up for the first training session at the latest rugby league club to be set up in the Netherlands.
Harderwijk Dolphins RLFC, initiated by national coach Kane Krlic, welcomed NRLB development officer Jason Bruygoms and recently qualified coaches Thijs van der Zouwen and Ciaran Jaras to run an introductory session which was attended by boys and girls of varying ages.