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Filipinos making more Asian Rugby League History at 9s

Philippines Rugby LeagueBy Erick Elefante 4/2/14 

Ever since their first appearance in the Cabramatta International 9s tournament on the 4th February 2012, the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) keeps on making Rugby League history.

In their 3rd appearance at Saturday’s 1st of February Cabramatta International 9s, the PNRL entered four teams in the tournament:

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Historic Papua New Guinea RL International games in Clark City

Philippines Rugby LeagueBy Ric Raymond Bellen, Date: 28/1/14

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the only country in the world where Rugby League is the national sport of the country!

On the 26th January at Challenger Field, Clark city, history was made in the Philippines, when James Franson of Site Skills Training based in the Clark Freeport Zone and Ric Raymond Bellen of the Maritime Academy of Asia & the Pacific (MAAP) Rugby League & Union club organised the inaugural Rugby League tournament between PNG Nationals training at the company and local Filipino Rugby League enthusiast.

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Gonzalez Bloodline continues to make Filipino-Australian Rugby League History

Philippines Rugby LeagueBy Erick Elefante, Date 16/01/2014

For many Filipino-Australians and Rugby League supporters in Australia and probably the world, Filipino involvement in “The Greatest Game of All” commenced on the 13th March 1998, when Craig Wing stepped onto Mt Smart Stadium for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, to play against the Auckland Warriors!

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PAL Tamaraws V Latin Heat International a Filipino-Australian Rugby League story

Philippines Rugby LeagueDate: 14/1/14 

John Butterworth a winger for the Souths Sunnybank Rugby League Club, made his debut for the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) at last year’s Cabramatta International 9s, his story growing up as an Asian-Australian Rugby League player mirrors the story of many of his brothers in the PNRL.

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