Jul 27

This 2008, the Rugby League World Cup concludes the Centenary of Rugby League in Australia. The event that started back in 1954 features the top ten RL nations. The 2008 RLWC will be the 13th World Cup that is scheduled to take place between October 25 and November 22, 2008 in Australia.

Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and other great cities and states will host the RLWC. Oz as tournament co-host have entered the cup twelve times and already secured nine tournament victories, including the 2000 World Cup.

Australia, England, Fiji, France, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Ireland, Scotland and Samoa will all rally for the cup. Each nation played each other on a number of occasions, both on a home and away basis.

The Rugby League World Cup was an initiative of the French, who had been campaigning for a Rugby League World Cup since 1935. The 2008 Rugby League World Cup not only concludes the Centenary of Rugby League celebrations in Australia, but will also mark the 13th chapter of the event which started way back in 1954.

Since the tournament’s inception, the Rugby League World Cup has been taken to eight nations, with games played in over 50 cities and towns.

The 2008 Rugby League World Cup will be the third tournament held in Australasia and will feature the top 10 Rugby League nations.

Passionate rugby fans ,including campervan hire tailgaters, travel from all over to witness this spectacular sport with more than 50,000 seats per venue. The Kangaroos (Australia team) won 40 – 12 during the 2000 RLWC Finals against NZ with an outstanding performance. With less than three hundred days left until the opening, who do you think will win this 2008?

 


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Jul 27

The event will last a total of 12 weeks, that is, from March 14 to May 30, 2009. The event will kick off with a match between Charlotte and Potomac Athletic Club on the Blue side and between Chicago Lions and Belmont on the Red side. As indicated by the results every year and specially by the rugby results 08, this is going to be as exciting a tournament as ever.

The Rugby Super League was developed in 1996 so that the game of Rugby could be taken to new heights and be given professional status throughout America. The 13 teams that compete in 2 groups of Red and Blue Conference represent 13 main markets all through the United States and have helped in a major way in the exposure of the game to the world and in generating an interest in it.

The competition is held in spring every year since its beginning in 1996. Weekly matches are held that lead towards a playoff and quarterfinals, semifinals and the final championship match deciding the champion of the year is played in May-June. Last year New York Athletic Club won the championship match against Belmont Shore. They scored 31-28 in a thrilling, nail biting match that had everyone sitting on the edge of their seats.

The last championship final played in Infinity Park, Glendale, CO on May 31 was one befitting the most popular event in American Rugby. It went into two overtimes and had to be decided through penalty kicks at the end. NYAC finally put an end to the game by winning a sudden death round. NYAC’s Luke Milton kicked in the match winning goal.

NYAC had made it into the finals by beating No. 5 Denver Barbarians at their home turf on Travers Island. The Belmont Shore team, who also played host at the semi-final, beat rivals No. 8 Chicago Lions 34-15.

This was the second time that New York Athletic Club had won the title. The first time had been back in 2005. That time too they had played the final against Belmont Shore in Hartford, CT beating them by a very narrow margin.

Personally, I believe, it is going to be an exciting season as always. Fans from all over the United States have been waiting in anticipation for the Rugby Super League season to start this year. All major TV networks will be broadcasting the matches live. But in case you are also one of those unfortunate ones like myself who is living abroad and can not watch the matches live, you can do what I always do; log on to an online site that gives live results of the game.

 

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Jul 25

On October 7th 1987 Wigan beat Manly Rugby League in one of the epic historical Rugby League battles. Watch the video below to catch a glimpse of the intensity and some of the amazing rugby that was played that day…

 

 


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