Fiji Legend profile: Noa Nadruku

Few players in the long and storied history of Rugby League have burst onto the scene with such force, such impact, such sizzle, as Noa Nadruku. Spotted at the 1993 World Sevens tournament by the Canberra Raiders after an international rugby career that started when he was just 20 years old with his native Fiji, […]

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Fiji Player profile: Ashton Sims

Rugby league cult hero Ashton Sims has fit more into his rugby league career than most, and at age 32, he’s showing no signs of slowing down. Gerringong-raised Sims – he of the freakishly talented family that boasts siblings Ruan (Cronulla Sharks, NSW, Australian Jillaroos, & Australian Wallaroos Rugby Union), Tariq (St. George-Illawarra, NSW Country […]

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Fiji Player Profile: Apisai Koroisau

Versatile Fiji hooker Apisai Koroisau has fit a lot into just four years in the NRL, claiming an NRL title as a 21 year old at South Sydney in 2014 before stops at both Penrith and Manly-Warringah, where he is now a mainstay in the Sea Eagles game day 17. A Berala Bears junior, following […]

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Fiji Player Profile: Suliasi Vunivalu

Very few players have burst onto the NRL scene the way electrifying Melbourne Storm and Fiji winger Suliasi Vunivalu has. Having only made his first grade debut in round seven of 2016, Vunivalu topped the NRL’s try scoring tally in each subsequent year, crossing 23 times in both 2016 and 2017 to share the honours […]

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Italy Coach Profile: Cameron Ciraldo

If one person has come to define Italian Rugby League since it returned from the wilderness in 2011, it is Cameron Ciraldo. Ciraldo played in the qualifiers for the 2013 World Cup. He was a key player in that Cup campaign. And having hung up the boots after that World Cup, he has taken the […]

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Italy Legend Profile: Anthony Minichiello

At his very best, Anthony Minichiello was the best Rugby League player on the planet. Over the 2004-05 seasons, the Sydney Roosters fullback won nearly every individual honour there was to win. In 2004, a years the Roosters advanced to the Grand Final, the man affectionately known as ‘The Count’ won the Dally M Fullback […]

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Italy Player Profile: Terry Campese

Terry Campese thought his 2017 couldn’t get any better. As if winning man of the match honours while captain-coaching the Queanbeyan Blues to a Grand Final victory over cross-town rival Queanbeyan Kangaroos wasn’t enough, Campese was then confirmed to make his return to the international arena for just the third time in his distinguished 14-year […]

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Italy Player Profile: James Tedesco

2016 Dally M fullback of the year, and with a seemingly long-term lock on the NSW fullback spot, James Tedesco is one of the game’s most exciting talents – which is why he has found himself on more than one occasion at the centre of bidding wars for his services. The long-serving Wests Tigers custodian […]

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Team announcement: Italy vs Fiji

Italy have named Raiders legend Terry Campese to return from a calf injury for what will be his farewell appearance at Canberra Stadium against Fiji in Friday night’s must win Rugby League World Cup match. Campese, who qualifies for the Azzurri through his Italian grandfather Antonio, hasn’t played at Canberra Stadium since his final Raiders […]

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France Player Profile: Remy Marginet

Remy Marginet, a 28 year old utility player from the south of France, compares playing in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup to a Brazilian playing in a FIFA World Cup. He says he is “very proud” to represent France. Marginet, who currently plays for Sheffield Eagles in the Championship, has previously played for Catalans Dragons, Featherstone […]

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