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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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Philippines Rugby League lend a helping hand

Philippines Rugby LeagueBy Erick Elefante, Date: 7/3/13

The first thing on PAL Tamaraw Richard Goodwin’s mind, a primary school teacher at Kambora Public School in Davidson, when he returned from last October’s Rugby league International tours of Thailand and the Philippines; was how to help the orphans at Nayon ng Kabataan orphanage in Mandaluyong city that he visited. So last November he started a fundraising drive for the orphanage at his school.

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