Nigel Wood, in his purpose as authority of a Rugby League International Federation, has praised a Rugby League Commonwealth Championships, hold during Cumbernauld final month.
The Nines contest was won by Papua New Guinea, and featured inspirational performances from a Under-19 teams of Wales, Cananda and Scotland too.
“The initial ever Rugby League Commonwealth Championship did all we had hoped for,” pronounced Wood, who is also arch executive officer of a RFL.
“It brought together teams from roughly any segment of a Commonwealth for a illusory festival of rugby that enabled players from a Pacific, a Americas, Africa and Europe to play opposite any other and socialize off a field.
“Congratulations to Papua New Guinea who were entirely honourable winners of a bullion medals, and to a other 7 nations for creation it such a colourful and good contested tournament.”
PNG kick Australia 22-8 in a final, and Wales kick Canada to explain a bronze medal. Broadwood Stadium, customarily a home of Clyde FC, hosted a tournament, that was strictly permitted by a Commonwealth Games Federation.
Wood also hailed a contributions done by a whole horde of people to a success of a tournament.
“We should also compensate reverence to a officials, a volunteers and a supporters who all contributed to rising a Commonwealth Championships,” he added.
“I wish they can all demeanour behind on a smashing weekend and consider they were there during a start of something special and helped it run so smoothly.”
The subsequent contest will be played on Australia’s Gold Coast in 2018. Plans are stirring to make it an Under-23 rather than Under-19s event.