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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"


France prepare to take on in form Serbia in rugby league international

France v Serbia 2015

Date: 22/5/15

France ‘A’ are preparing to play Serbia in the Municipal Stadium, St Esteve on Friday – kick off 7.30pm, opponents who arrive on a high.

The Serbians, fresh from a rousing 20-15 European Championship B victory against Russia in Belgrade last Saturday, are one of international rugby league’s form sides, having won four of their last five outings, including comfortable wins against Ukraine and Italy.


Serbia out to beat Russia for first time in Rugby League European Championship clash


Date: 14/5/15

Serbia look to hold on to their lead at the top of the table against their nearest rivals, as European Championship B recommences this weekend in Belgrade.


RLIF meeting covers many issues including imprisonment of UAE Rugby League Commission President

Date: 13/5/15

The RLEF held its second Board Meeting of the year on Monday, attended by Rugby League International Federation chairman Nigel Wood and, for the first time, newly appointed RLIF CEO David Collier, OBE.

The Directors discussed a series of topics including the 2014 membership audit, the 2017 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers and various governance items.


Leading referees throughout Europe congregate in St Helens in the UK

Date: 6/5/15

Ten leading match officials from eight Rugby League European Federation nations have been guests of the St Helens RL Referees Society, spending five days together at Cowley International College.

They met to trial the new RLEF Level 2 Match Officials course and share best practice on how to teach new referees to develop their match management techniques.


International Calendar for Rugby League tops agenda at RLIF Board meeting

Date: 3/5/15

The Rugby League International Federation Board met in Brisbane on 1 May and made significant progress towards the International Calendar for the eight year period post 2017 .

The CEO of the RLIF , David Collier OBE , made a presentation following discussions with Members and Stakeholders on the Strategic Priorities for the sport and welcomed the expansion of Rugby League to 41 affiliated National Federations .


Samoa just get home against Tonga in a Pacific Test classic - match report

Date: 2/5/15

If the war dances were anything to go by this Pacific Test between Tonga and Samoa was always going to be one to remember.

The game got off to a flying start with both teams putting on some big hits and dazzling the vocal crowd with Pacific flair.


Fijian flair too much for PNG Kumuls in Pacific Test - match report

Date: 2/5/15

The Pacific Test started as everyone expected. Both Fiji and PNG battled it out in a tight arm wrestle for the first 19 minutes of the match. Just when PNG looked like they had started to get the upper hand the Fijian's crossed out wide via Jayson Bukuya. Apisai Koroisau converted to put Fiji in front 6 - 0