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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.

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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"

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Ukraine and Italy will meet for first time in Rugby League European Championship

Date: 16/7/15

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP B 2014-15: MATCH 10 - UKRAINE V ITALY – PREVIEW

Ukraine and Italy will meet for the first time on Saturday (18 July) in Irpin, 40km outside Kiev, the hosts’ opening home match in the competition after political turmoil in the country.

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2015 Rugby League European Championship with France, Scotland, Ireland and Wales confirmed

Date: 13/7/15

Scotland will open their defence of the European Championship title at Wrexham against Wales on Friday 16 October, as the full schedule is confirmed.

The Bravehearts – with Danny Brough named player of the tournament - won their first-ever silverware last season in one of closest competitions staged, taking the title on points difference of less than a try over France, with Ireland also registering two wins out of three.

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Ireland face hard challenge in International against Belgium

Belgium vs Malta 2015

Date: 3/7/15

The Irish team will be made up of a mix of players eager looking for their first taste of international rugby, and players who have played at the highest level and will be looking to get another win under their belts ahead of the other two matches vs Serbia and Malta.

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Rugby League European Championship B 2014/15 - Match 9 - Ukraine V Russia - Preview

Russia v Ukraine

Date: 2/7/15

Despite the backdrop of conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Russian and Ukrainian national rugby league teams will face one another in Belgrade on Saturday (4 July, 6pm kick off) in the ninth match of European Championship B 2014-15.

Russia sits in second place on the table, behind Serbia and ahead of Italy on points difference. Victory in Belgrade will guarantee the Bears a place in the European qualifying tournament next year for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

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In-form Germans beat Netherlands in rugby league international

Date: 22/6/15

Germany, fresh from winning away in Spain, defeated Holland 46-12 in Gnarrenburg.

With all but one of their side coming from the domestic league, including 17-year-old Matej Beslic, the hosts opened the scoring after five minutes when Oxford’s Andy Hoggins crossed, Mitch Every converting.

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Malta take thriller in Headingley Carnegie international - Malta 35 Belgium 34

Date: 22/6/15

INTERNATIONAL - MALTA 35 BELGIUM 34 – Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Sunday

International rugby league for two novice nations at the home of where the first international was played in 1908 produced a stunning game, Danny Burke’s drop goal five minutes from time giving Malta a one point win.

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Rugby League European Championship B – Italy v Serbia – match preview

Date: 19/6/15

Italy are in ‘must win’ territory in European Championship B when they face the only side to have beaten them so far in the competition, Serbia, in Gemona on Saturday (20th June).

The table-topping Serbs triumphed 45-6 in Belgrade last year and hold a two point lead in the standings.

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