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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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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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In form Germans host Netherlands in rugby league international

Date: 19/6/15

Germany will be seeking to maintain their unbeaten run against the Netherlands when the sides meet in Gnarrenburg, north of Bremen, on Saturday.

The match will be the third between the rivals, with Germany looking to build on their impressive recent win over Spain.

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Rugby League International between Ukraine and Russia to go ahead in Belgrade

2015 Russia vs Ukraine

Date: 15/6/15

The Rugby League European Championship B fixture between Ukraine and Russia will go-ahead, despite the on-going political situation between the two countries.

The clash, between the teams in second and fourth place in the competition - and with 2017 Rugby League World Cup European qualifying competition berths up for grabs, will be staged on neutral territory at the Makis Stadium, Belgrade on 4 July (6pm kick off) as part of the RLEF Congress there.

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5th annual Ohana Cup to feature national teams from Tonga and Samoa

Date: 13/6/15

June 11, 2015 (HONOLULU, HAWAII) – Grand Pacific Events in conjunction with ESPN 1420 AM is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Ohana Cup Rugby League Festival. Called the Lavalava Festival, it will take place at Aloha Stadium on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The Pacific Rugby League Test Match will feature international rugby league powerhouse Mate Ma’a Tonga versus arch rival Toa Samoa.

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