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Chris Beresford
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Rugby League Fans in Finland?

Post by Chris Beresford » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:23 am

Just interested in finding out whether or not I'm the only one! For the record, I'm from Yorkshire and follow Doncaster and York City Knights.

Ps: I'm also one of the other cricket fans in Oulu :)



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Post by sinikala » Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:07 am

Not me. Played Union at school (our school didn't do football) hated the game, give me Association football any day.

Rugby is still a game for men with funny shaped balls.
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Post by MD » Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:35 pm

Don't worry your not the only one!

I'm from Warrington but support Widnes. I know of a few more leaguies about especially in Helsinki.

Do you play at all?


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Post by Jarkka » Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:32 am

I'm by no means a rugby fan, but I've got a Warriors shirt... :-)


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Post by Chris Beresford » Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:14 pm

MD,

Sadly I no longer play the game, apart from the odd game of touch-rugby. Played at school and uni level a few years back, tho. Don't think I've got the physique for the game, I just prefer to spectate!

Good to hear of there are some RL fans around!


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Post by cce » Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:08 pm

Union is THE game, but Broncos (London) give it a good go............
RL in the South................Someday it will work
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Rugby league

Post by aussiefinn » Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:30 pm

Any news of any league played in Finland? I am an Aussie with Finnish roots living in Finland. Or then some touch footy??
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Post by Chris Beresford » Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:34 am

No RL here (sadly), although it is played in Estonia and Russia. A Finnish Rugby Union competition started a couple of years back, which now has about 8 teams that play through the summer. I'm sure the touch-rugby that is used during training sessions will resemble league to some extent (no rucking/mauling, etc), so that might be your best bet. I don't know if you could get a few like-minded souls together in somewhere like Helsinki for a touch footy session, but probably not elsewhere. I just play when I'm back in the UK on holiday.

You could try http://www.rugbyfinland.com, if you're willing to play RU and want to find your nearest club.

Which team do you support, Aussiefinn?


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Post by aussiefinn » Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:11 pm

Thanks for that info. I guess you can't have everything!
I'm a fan of the Brisbane Broncos! And you?
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Post by Chris Beresford » Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:47 am

My hometown club is Doncaster Lakers, but I also take an interest in York's progress. As for Superleague clubs, probably Leeds! South Sydney Rabbitohs and North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL in Australia.

I will watch just about any game of RL, regardless of the clubs involved. Just wish I could watch it here... :cry:


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Re: Rugby League Fans in Finland?

Post by Bob8 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:40 pm

There was no rugby league in Scandinavia until a few years ago, now there is some domestic set up in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

If people in Helsinki would fancy an organising a 9's team, I am sure a rugby league team could be tempted to pop over.

Drop me a mail if you are interested; [email protected]


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Re: Rugby League Fans in Finland?

Post by kimmifrk » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:48 pm

Hello!
I am involved with rugby league in norway, and scandinavian rugby league wonders if there are people keen to put up a finland rep side for rugby league? maybe kickstart rugby league? I'm sure it will suit the ishockey nation very well ;)


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