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Lastest Rugby League World Rankings - Australia's position under threat

Rugby League International Federation

Date: 30/11/14

For the first time since the rugby league world rankings were introduced, Australia’s position at the head of them is under threat.

Should New Zealand - who beat the Kangaroos in the recent Four Nations final in Christchurch to pick up their first-ever trophy on home soil - defeat the Green and Gold’s in next year’s Anzac Test and England on their three match autumn tour, they will go into top spot.


Rugby League International Board predicts bright future & USARL now Affiliate Members of the RLIF

Rugby League International Fereration

Date: 1/11/14

As Rugby League prepares for an exceptional weekend of international competition with crucial games in both hemispheres, the Chairman of the RLIF, Nigel Wood took some time to reflect upon the recent RLIF Board Meeting held in Brisbane.

"There was a clear determination by all around the table to progress the cause of international rugby league. It was a very constructive and progressive meeting"


Rugby League Sevens with A Latino twist

Date: 13/10/15

THE excitement and emotion of the 2015 Rugby League season is set to continue on Saturday, October 17 at Cabramatta’s New Era Stadium in western Sydney.

Welcoming a swathe of new nations to International Rugby League, the GYG Latino Sevens is set to provide a vibrant festival atmosphere full of colour and passion.


Cook Islands and Tonga teams for clash at Campbelltown for place in 2017 RLWC

Date: 12/10/15

The journey towards the 2017 Rugby League World Cup will continue on Saturday night as Cook Islands faces Tonga in a qualifier at Campbelltown Stadium.

The match, which will decide the final Pacific entrant to the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, will feature a number of NRL players, including Tonga's Solomone Kata, Jorge Taufua, Mahe Fonua, Sika Manu and Manu Ma'u, as well as Cook Islands' Jordan Rapana.


2015 Colonial Cup Game 2 Preview USA vs Canada

Canada vs USA 2015 Colonial Cup

By Brian Lowe, Date: 11/10/15

Photo credit: Carolyn Ritchie

“I know that the USARL will be a different beast for the second match and we will have to step up our performance if we want to win the game.” Those comments from Canada’s interim head coach Jamie Lester ahead of the second and deciding Colonial Cup match against the USA in Philadelphia.


Spain ready to take next step along rugby league world cup path against Malta

Spanish Rugby League

Date: 26/9/15

Rugby League’s European Championship C kicks off this Saturday (26th September) with Spain, who defeated Latvia in a pre-qualifier, hosting Malta at the at Polideportivo Cuatre Carreres Stadium, Valencia (kick off 6pm).

It will be the first time the nations have met.


Canada one up in Colonial Cup with win over USA

2015 Canada vs USA

By Brian Lowe, Date: 22/9/15

Photo Credit Carolyn Ritchie

Canada has drawn first blood in the 2015 Colonial Cup with a 36-28 win against the USA in the opening game of the series Sunday in Conshohocken, PA.

Canada opened the scoring and posted three quick tries before the Hawks started to find some rhythm to reply with tries of their own.


Russia defeat Italy and finish 2nd on Rugby League European Championship B table

Date: 17/9/15


New Russia coach Denis Korolev saw his side triumph at the Fili Stadium, Moscow, in front of over 1,000 fans; three tries in eight minutes leading up to the half hour proving to be decisive.

“It was the best possible performance we could have put in seeing as the team had only been assembled at short notice,” he said.


Serbia claim 2015 Rugby League European Championship B title

Date: 17/9/15

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP B 2014-15: GAME 11 - UKRAINE 4 SERBIA 64 – FC Locomotive Stadium, Chop

Serbia ran in 11 tries to claim the European Championship B title, in a match played on the Ukraine-Hungarian border as part of the URLF’s plan to spread the sport in Zakarpattia Oblast and Uzhhorod in the west of the country.

The visitors, defeated only once in the competition, started strongly, Stevan Stevanovic with the first break and Djordje Gak opening scoring in the second minute.