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Rugby League Euro D competitors to be staged in Turkey

European Rugby League’s fourth tier competitors, Euro D, has been confirmed to happen in October 2021 and shall be hosted in Bodrum, Turkey.

The championship, postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, will see Netherlands, Malta, Czechia and the host nation compete, having agreed to a brand new format of a centrally hosted occasion to scale back publicity to the challenges of Coronavirus restrictions.

“We’re extraordinarily proud and honoured to host the Euro D matches,” confirmed Gurol Yildiz, president of the Turkish Rugby League Affiliation. “That is a tremendous achievement for the TRLA administration and we’re trying ahead to welcoming the European Rugby League household to Bodrum. We’re particularly grateful to town’s mayor, Ahmet Aras, for his help in securing the occasion.”

Two rounds of matches shall be performed, semi-finals on Thursday 14 October and the ultimate and third-placed play off on Sunday seventeenth, with the draw to be made shortly.

“Internet hosting this occasion is a superb alternative for Bodrum and Turkey.” Aras stated. “We’re honoured and excited that town has been chosen for the first-ever rugby championship within the nation. Will probably be an unforgettable event and the start of our long-term technique to make Bodrum a world sporting vacation spot.”

Matt Rigby, Netherlands crew supervisor, commented: “We’re excited to journey to Bodrum and be half of what’s certain to be a fantastic spectacle. We’ve labored exhausting and constructed foundations for home participant development inside the Netherlands over the previous few years. This match is the subsequent step in our course of.”

“After an extended wait we’re trying ahead to the chance of returning to worldwide competitors,” famous David Axisa, common supervisor of Malta Rugby League. “I can’t wait to see our new head coach Roderick Attard’s transition from home participant to placing his mark on the squad for this match.”

Lukas Hergott, Czechia Rugby League president, confirmed: “We’re very a lot trying ahead to this new format and venue, will probably be a pleasure to satisfy up with our buddies once more. The matches are a big check of the usual of our home competitors.”

{Photograph} (left to proper): Julien Treu, TRLA Director, Gurol Yildiz, TRLA President, Ahmet Aras , Mayor of Bodrum, Hakan Alim , BOTOV Director, Levent Pandir , PMA Occasions.

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