Georgia and Palestine attend Rugby League European Federation Annual Conference
Twenty-four countries - 21 Members and Observers and three unranked nations – will attend Friday’s twelfth RLEF Annual Council Meeting and Conference at Brunel University, West London, ahead of this weekend’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley, where they will be guests.
International Rugby League Wrap August - USA, South Africa, Ireland, Russia and more
By Matthew Brown, Date:29/8/13
In the last month there has been a lot of International activity going on in Rugby League. Everywhere from Europe to the Americas and even Africa has witnessed the great game of the XIII man code. Here are a few highlights from the last month.
Rugby League participation up dramatically in Wales, Jamaica, Serbia and Ukraine
Twenty-four nations from three regions – the Americas, Europe and Middle East-Africa - attended the twelfth Annual Council Meeting and fifth RLEF Conference in London.
“The Council meeting was certainly the most energetic yet,” said Maurice Watkins, RLEF chairman. “The membership is increasingly involved and contributing in a very practical way to the direction in which the RLEF travels.”
Ireland Wolfhounds have won the inaugural Rugby League Celtic Nations Cup
By Ian Golden, Date: 24/8/14
Ireland Wolfhounds have won the inaugural Rugby League Celtic Nations Cup following a 28-22 win over Wales Dragonhearts in Colwyn Bay on Saturday.
A 19-point win would have given Wales the title but instead they’ll pick up the wooden spoon following their 18-16 loss in Scotland a fortnight ago.
Rugby League International Federation welcome developments in Pacific Region
The announcement earlier this week that the National Rugby League in Australia is implementing a programme to continue the development of the sport in the Pacific Nations has been welcomed by the International Federation.
NRL's Pacific Strategy is groundbreaking but don't forget the small guys
By Richard Cowley, Date: 15/8/14
On Wednesday this week Dave Smith the CEO of the NRL launched the NRL's new Pacific Strategy. There has been ground work taking place in the pacific nations (more some than others) over the last few years. But this announcement by the NRL means that the most powerful rugby league organisation in the world is actually serious about taking that game forward in the Pacific.
Canada 52 smack USA 14 in Rugby League international
Well it had been a long time coming but the Canadian Wolverines have finally notched up their first Colonial Cup series win.
In front of 7,356 rugby league fans on Saturday night in Toronto the Wolverines made history in style. Not only did they defeat the USA but they did it by putting on nine tries. With the half time score 18 – 4 in favour of Canada, the 2nd half continued the onslaught with the USA unable to contain the Canadians.
Rugby League European Championship fixtures released
France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will meet each other in the autumn after the draw was confirmed for the 2014 European Championships.
The winners will qualify for the 2016 Four Nations tournament to be held in the northern hemisphere.
Australia top latest World Rugby League rankings
Well the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) have released the latest world rankings. Australia once again are at the top of the pile with New Zealand and England rounding out the top three.
- International Series / Test Match
- American Samoa
- Catalonia (Region)
- Cook Islands
- Czech Republic
- England / Great Britain
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Saudi Arabia
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates
- United States
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Sierra Leone
- International Mag