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Greece RL asks for new Euro League application to be disregarded

They claim their involvement has been misrepresented and have asked for their application to be disregarded. The Greek Rugby League Association (GRLA) has issued a statement distancing itself from a commitment to a proposed new …

They claim their involvement has been misrepresented and have asked for their application to be disregarded.

The Greek Rugby League Association (GRLA) has issued a statement distancing itself from a commitment to a proposed new ‘Euro XIII’ competition.

Reports of a new club competition emerged last week, with the RLEF issuing a statement confirming that the concept wasn’t officially sanctioned, while expressing a desire to meet with the organisers.

Now the GRLA has made its own position clear, expressing disappointment at being announced by organisers of the proposed league as an “applicant”.

The statement explains: “A GRLA representative (George Stilianos) attended two teleconference meetings to discuss the matter.

“After the first meeting, which was essentially an introduction to the idea, he and others in attendance were told that in order to attend the second meeting, where further details would be provided, that it was necessary to fill in an ‘application form’.

“Stilianos was assured that by filling in the form, it did not commit GRLA to anything and that it was just part of the information process.

“Since then however, Greece has been mentioned publicly by the organisers as being an ‘applicant’ and has been portrayed as a supporter of this project.

“GRLA is disappointed by this as we see it as misrepresentative of the position.

“After discussing the situation with representatives from all of the Greek clubs, the GRLA publicly states that it is not a part of this project and would appreciate it if the organisers would kindly disregard our ‘application’.

“We do, however, wish the organisers best of luck with their endeavour.”

 

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