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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 European Federation Statement - Serbia v Ireland

Date: 30/8/15

Rugby League European Federation General Manager Danny Kazandjian has issued the following statement after the match between Serbia and Ireland at the Makis Stadium in Belgrade was abandoned yesterday.


Wales v France - European Championship - date change

Date: 28/8/15

Wales Rugby League have had to move the date of their Rugby League European Championship match against France, which will now take place on Friday 30th October with a 6.30pm kick-off at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.

The encounter has been moved forward a day from the original date of Saturday 31st October at the request of the Cardiff rugby union club who have now been given a local league match on the Saturday that is unable to be moved.


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

Date: 16/7/15


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.