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At 11.30  of this morning, October, 21. 2013. on the banks of the River Danube, between the Chain Bridge and the Elizabeth Bridge, on the fourth port on the boat named COLUMBUS – Restaurant and Pub held on board a press call by the Hungarian League Rugby Federation,  whereas proclaimed members : George  Nébald, Head of Sporting Dept. Ministry of Human Resources, Bálint Mézes Head coach of the Hungarian National Team, Zsolt Hobóczki board member at the Hungarian League Rugby Union, Mr. Zsolt Solti, Captain of the Hungarian National Team and Kata Huszti, Captain of the one-and-only Hungary women’s Rugby National Team welcomed the press representatives.

“First of all the main goal for the press call was to introduce and popularize the Association of Hungarian Rugby League.  Secondly, of nurturing a new generation, which allows to achieve international results, quoted words by George Nébald. Continuing his thoughts, Quote: “It is one of the main goals in Hungary to pursue sports activities to our children. Since the school year started this September, at every elementary school  kids have gymnastics classes everyday throughout the week.  In our age with the high-tech and gadgets kids are less doing sport and hopefully a lot of kids arriving with their parents thgis coming week-end to the Rugby Game will get into the mood and decide to join a rugby group/team.” Asked Ms. Huszti – Captain of the Hungary women’s Rugby National Team to talk about her input to her rugby  play and give some background info for my readers. In summary to my Qs she said the following: Quote.” I play rugby for the past four years, but basically for almost 20 years I am a handball player beside being on the ground of rugby. Our rugby team is based at the City of Székesfehérvár. We exercise 3hs/day. Our team is an amateur team. We have kids  coming from the age of 10 to 12 joining the rugby team. Also I give training lessons, get them workouts. We had already been in the „A” group at the European Championship. Played joint match with the Vienna’s Women Rugby Team. This year in June traveled to Paris with the Men Rugby Team and met, played, exchanged experience with the French, Italian women’s rugby players. This was a 3 days visit by the invitation from the Paris Rugby Team. We agreed to have annually this kind of meeting with the same teams and newcomer women rugby teams to join our training and exchange experiences. Plans are out to  be during the season of Easter with a 7days program. We are doing the best as we can on the field of rugby. Someplayers are still studying, having family and  kids and some are in the team beside their daily work.”

The Rugby League team will play its first RLEF (Rugby League European organized by the Federation) match with the opponent Greece rugby team.

In Hungary, the Hungarians only saw footage of the chaps playing rugby through the telly. Now coming soon, this Sunday, at 2 p.m. October, 27. at the Margaret Island Athletic Center anyone can go have a seat … no age limit 🙂  see a live match, holding the ball close to their heart or belly being on the run, as the „roadrunner”. Fine nice day … No rain is expected, said the weatherman.

The Hungarian Rugby Federation offers an invitation  TO WATCH – THE MATCH of 2×40 minutes by the Hungarian League Rugby Federation playing vs with the National team of Greece.

During the  two breaks the HUNGARIAN LADIES RUGBY TEAM will present  a seven-minute demo of their play.

As this sporty comes for the first time in Hungary, the event for everyone who comes along will be free of charge.

Disabled people in wheelchairs will hold a presentation as well.

The Greece team will arrive to Budapest on Thursday, October,24 and the host rugby team will take them on a sight and Hungarian delicious dishes tour in Budapest. Schedules are out  in   getting together, having joint workouts with the Hungarian Rugby Team before the final day comes for the match to take place. Many may know, yet refreshing  the facts is  sometimes worthwhile …  rugby league is a dynamic, highly visible, self discipline-specific sporty, which became in 1890 independent from the EU Rugby. The match is virtually the same, with only some minor differences within the final rules. Hungary under the EU disciplines have had been already present for many decades. The Hungarian Rugby Association organizes national events, participates as observer members at the European Federation of RLEF ‘s, and as well the Australian based global alliance of RLIF. The “Hungarian Bulls” team, as guests were invited previously  to pay a visit to the Czech Republic, Serbia and France. Now finally, the time has come to play for the first time an official RLEF match.

Prehaps not too far in saying, the number one sporty in Australia is the RUGBY! Therefore, the Hungarian organizers were pretty much happy to have  as guest players in the Hungarian Team of 2 foreigners players, both having Hungarian roots. The Mate need noto to be introduced, cause in the field of National Rugby Downunder in N.S.W. David Farkas name is pretty much known. The other chap, Norbert Csapó will  aslo join the Hungarian team arriving from the France being in the Paris Rugby Team,  he  also hasHungarian ancestry.These two persons have a hell of a lot of experience that will most probably strengthen the Hungarian team.

Both match  virtually  will begin in the same time.  The Rugby World Cup October, 26 with overall 14 teams taking part in the games. It’s going to be held in the U.K. The opening match will be at the Cardiff Millennium Stadium, while the pre-finals and finals will take place at the Wembley Stadium and at Manchester’s Old Trafford. Until the 30th of November the best-of-the-best Australian, British and New Zealand rugby league players will be on the spot. Hooray … for those being present at a real ball watching them live in catching the ball. The best and most famous sporty players have become real celebrities and national heroes in their homeland! Some names which at the moment doesn’t ring the bell for the Hungarians names such as  from the South: Benji Marshall, Sonny Bill Williams, Greg Inglis and Sam Tomkins from the North and also currently playing in the NRL the Burgess brothers. The Rugby League World Cup attracts sporty lovers like the magnet. Over one million people are considered to be in the stadiums, and hundreds of millions folks watching the match through the telly broadcasts to hundreds of millions of people. The biggest clubs have from 60000 to 80000 people cheer to their favorites.



Photos by József Lantai

Update by Aggie Reiter

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