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Georgia and Palestine attend Rugby League European Federation Annual Conference

Date: 21/8/14

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.

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Ireland Wolfhounds have won the inaugural Rugby League Celtic Nations Cup

Ireland Rugby LeagueBy Ian Golden, Date: 24/8/14

Ireland Wolfhounds have won the inaugural Rugby League Celtic Nations Cup following a 28-22 win over Wales Dragonhearts in Colwyn Bay on Saturday.

A 19-point win would have given Wales the title but instead they’ll pick up the wooden spoon following their 18-16 loss in Scotland a fortnight ago.

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Rugby League International Federation welcome developments in Pacific Region

Date: 15/8/14

The announcement earlier this week that the National Rugby League in Australia is implementing a programme to continue the development of the sport in the Pacific Nations has been welcomed by the International Federation.

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NRL's Pacific Strategy is groundbreaking but don't forget the small guys

By Richard Cowley, Date: 15/8/14

On Wednesday this week Dave Smith the CEO of the NRL launched the NRL's new Pacific Strategy. There has been ground work taking place in the pacific nations (more some than others) over the last few years. But this announcement by the NRL means that the most powerful rugby league organisation in the world is actually serious about taking that game forward in the Pacific.

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Canada 52 smack USA 14 in Rugby League international

Date: 11/8/14

Well it had been a long time coming but the Canadian Wolverines have finally notched up their first Colonial Cup series win.

In front of 7,356 rugby league fans on Saturday night in Toronto the Wolverines made history in style. Not only did they defeat the USA but they did it by putting on nine tries.  With the half time score 18 – 4 in favour of Canada, the 2nd half continued the onslaught with the USA unable to contain the Canadians.

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Rugby League European Championship fixtures released

Rugby League European FederationDate: 2/8/14

France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will meet each other in the autumn after the draw was confirmed for the 2014 European Championships.

The winners will qualify for the 2016 Four Nations tournament to be held in the northern hemisphere.

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Australia top latest World Rugby League rankings

Rugby League International FederationDate: 1/8/14

Well the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) have released the latest world rankings. Australia once again are at the top of the pile with New Zealand and England rounding out the top three.

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Italy 22 sneak home against Russia 18 in European Championship B Game 5

Date: 27/7/14

Italy went to the top of the table after winning the battle of the previously unbeaten nations but were pushed all the way by the Russians, both sides scoring three tries.

What undid the Bears in the closing stages was their indiscipline, conceding three kickable penalties and nine in the second half in total culminating in the late sin binning of Anatoly Grigorev for dissent, and the dismissal of Ruslan Izmailov after the whistle for his protestations to referee Tom Mather.

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European Championship B, Game 5 Italy v Russia – Preview

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Date: 25/7/14

The top two teams in European Championship B face off in the beautiful Alpine town of Gemona on Saturday (26th July), with Italy official Kelly Rolleston labelling it as a: “Must win game”.

Victory will see Italy, who have a superior points difference already, leap-frog Russia into top spot as the 2014/15 competition heads towards the half way stage.

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