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History made with four Filipino-Australians playing in the NRL

Filipino Heritage NRL player 2013By Michael Holt, Date:14/6/13

The weekend of the 1st and 2nd of June 2013 was a historic day for the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) with four Filipino-Australians playing in the National Rugby League (NRL) competition.

In 1998 Craig Wing cemented his place in Filipino-Australian history being the first to play in the elite NRL competition in Australia.

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First junior rugby league teams register in the Philippines

PNRL Registration DayBy Erick Elefante, Date: 26/5/13

Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) board member Tom Simpson was supposed to have retired to the province of Zambales with his family last March. But instead he and his wife Marlyn have been busy laying the foundations of junior Rugby League development in the Philippines. One could rightly say that they are the Mother and Father of Philippines junior Rugby League.

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Rugby League development in the Philippines is on the move

Philippines Rugby LeagueBy Erick Elefante, Date: 16/4/13

Close to a year from the day that Rugby League the “Greatest Game of All”, was introduced to the Seafaring cadets of Wärtsilä Subic Inc. back on the 14th of April 2012, when Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) board members Rick Hartley, Tony Shibley and Cobi De Leon conducted their first clinic with the cadets of the Finland based company. They have moved on from touch football to full contact Rugby League training!

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Rugby League in Zambales, Philippines

Philippines Rugby LeagueBy Erick Elefante, Date: 1/4/13

It didn’t take long for Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) board member Tom Simpson to start Rugby League development in the Philippines after retiring to the province of Zambales with his family last March.

Tom has linked up with another PNRL board member David Perry to bring Rugby League to the province, North of Manila.

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