Fiji Rugby League Legend- James Pickering

Tell us about your own career. I started playing rugby league in Auckland, New Zealand. My family migrated there from Fiji, and I played for Richmond which was an inner-city club. I played first grade there and represented Auckland in the provincial competition. As things went on I went to England to play for Workington […]

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France Player Profile- Benjamin Garcia

Most of France’s Rugby League World Cup squad play domestically or in the Super League. Only a few have experience playing in the NRL set-up. One of those players is Catalans Dragons second-rower Benjamin Garcia, who has previously played for Wynnum-Manly Seagulls and the Brisbane Broncos under-20s, as well as a brief stint with the […]

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France Rugby League Legend – Puig Aubert

Puig Aubert is one of the most famous French rugby league players ever. Born Robert Aubert Puig in Germany in 1925, as a young boy he moved to south of France with his German mother and French father. When he signed for AS Carcassone the newspaper ended up printing his name back-to-front, and the new […]

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Italy Team News – Saluzzo North West Roosters

Less than 17,000 people live in Saluzzo but, make no mistake, there’s a rugby league team in town. It may sound strange in a country dominated by football, but North West Roosters’ story can inspire other rugby union clubs to move to rugby league in the next future.   Geography helps: a former principality in […]

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Italy Player Profile- Mirco Bergamasco

Why did you decide to switch to rugby league? Simply because I love all forms of the game, whether it is 7s, 13s or 15s, it is my passion and my work. When I was given the opportunity of playing rugby league I had no doubt. I love challenges and I love winning. What has […]

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Host City Feature: Canberra – City, Stadium & Transport

Tips on how to enjoy Canberra and how to get to Canberra Stadium Canberra Canberra is one of the most exciting road trips for Sydney residents, being only two and a half hours drive from Campbelltown in south west Sydney. An OECD Report in 2014 said that Canberra was number 1 in the world for […]

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Lebanon Player Profile- James Elias

In a career that has been plagued by injuries, the highlight for James Elias was pulling on the Lebanese rugby league jersey for the first time. The 23-year-old back-rower debuted for the Cedars against Fiji in 2014. “It was one of the best experiences of my life,” explained Elias. You can’t really compare it to […]

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Lebanon Player Profile- Chris Saab

Chris Saab has played lower grades for the St George Illawarra Dragons, Sydney Roosters, South Sydney, North Sydney Bears, Cessnock Goannas, Mounties, Sydney Bulls and the Guilford Owls. He is best known, however, as a legend and pioneer of rugby league in Lebanon. “The pinnacle of my career has been playing for Lebanon,” said Saab. […]

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French Rugby Legend- Paul Barrière

This October and November 14 nations will compete at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. The winner will be the first to hold aloft the Paul Barrière Trophy — the highest prize in international rugby league. The decision to name the trophy after Barrière, a driving force behind the first ever World Cup held in […]

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France Player Profile- Remi Casty

One of the best known French rugby league players is Remi Casty, a barrel-chested prop forward who plays for Catalans Dragons in the Super League. Born in Narbonne in the south of France in 1985, Casty played the 13-man code because “my father played and in my little town there is only rugby league.” He […]

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