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.
Rugby League European Championship Game 4 – Ireland v Scotland – Preview and Teams
Ireland Head Coach Mark Aston is keen to build on his side’s superb 22-12 victory over France in the opening round of the European Championship, when Scotland visit the Tallaght Stadium, Dublin this Saturday.
Aston has made two changes to the twenty man squad with Stuart Littler and James Toole coming in.
18 Rugby League nations share in the RLIF Player awards
Sam Burgess has taken out the 2014 Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) Player of the year award at a function in Brisbane today.
The heroics displayed by Burgess in the NRL Grand Final for South Sydney where he played with a Fractured eye socket and check bone really set him apart from other players in 2014. Burgess is going to be a big loss for rugby league as he goes off to the other code to play for Bath and potentially England.
Rugby League European Championship Game 3 – France v Wales – Preview and Teams
France coach Richard Agar has made five changes in his 20-man squad for Saturday’s ‘must win’ game against Wales in Albi in the European Championship.
The French, favourites for the competition - which will see the winners gain a place in the 2016 Four Nations, suffered a shock 22-12 defeat in Ireland last week.
RLIF Chairman hails outstanding International Rugby League weekend
Rugby League International Federation chairman Nigel Wood was in Dublin on Saturday afternoon to witness Ireland’s shock 22-12 triumph in the second match of the 2014 European Championship.
“It was a wonderful showcase for international rugby league,” he said.
Greece defeat Serbia to win inaugural Balkan Rugby League Championship
Greece, fresh from winning European Championship C, added the first-ever Balkan Championship to their trophy cabinet, after defeating Serbia 50-22 in the final, played at Makis Stadium in Belgrade.
In a fast-flowing contest, the Greeks shocked the hosts by racing to a 14-0 lead after just 12 minutes with tries from Sebastien Sell, Billy Tsikrikas and Jake Vrahnos.
Greece face Serbia in first Balkan Rugby League Championships decider
Greece and Serbia will meet at the Makiš Stadium in Belgrade this afternoon (Sunday) to decide the first-ever Balkan Championships.
Serbia, with 13 debutants, qualified thanks to a nine-try, 50-0 triumph over Hungary in the inaugural international between the nations; Red Star prop Slobodan Manak, Stefan Nikolić and Milan Ilić each with two tries.
Dublin home advantage help Ireland 22 shock France 12 in Rugby League European Championship match
Ireland coach Mark Aston hailed his side’s shock 22-12 win at the Tallaght Stadium, Dublin over favourites France in the Rugby League European Cup as; “Massive, probably one of the biggest in the history of Irish rugby league.”
His side, containing nine debutants and with only three one hour training sessions together, were never behind and willed on by a vociferous home crowd.
Scotland 42 win opening Rugby League European Championship match against Wales 18
A virtuoso display from skipper Danny Brough saw Scotland down valiant Wales 42-18 in the opening match of the 2014 European Championship.
The Huddersfield star, who scored 14 points and had a hand in three of his side’s seven other tries, was five years older than the next most senior Scot and relished his role of leader, as the hosts eased to victory in the second half.
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