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Rugby League European Championship Game 5 –Scotland v France – Preview and Teams

2014 Rugby League European Championship

Date: 30/10/14

Avoiding defeat at Netherdale, Galashiels against France on Friday night will secure Scotland their first-ever rugby league title and qualification for the 2016 Four Nations tournament.

Steve McCormack’s men, who have convincingly beaten Wales and Ireland, have even more reason to celebrate, the Halloween encounter marking the 20th anniversary of the formation of the Bravehearts and the tenth year of the coach being at the helm.


Scotland close to booking in 2016 Rugby League Four Nations berth with win over Ireland

2014 Rugby League European Championship

Date: 27/10/14

Scotland are within touching distance of their first ever European crown going into their home game with France on Friday, after beating Ireland 25-4 in Tallaght Dublin.

Avoiding defeat in Galashiels will see Steve McCormack’s side win a place in the 2016 Four Nations, while defeat could open the door for the French or Ireland, if they claim a big win over Wales in Wrexham next Sunday.


France 42 overcome inexperienced Wales 22 in Rugby League European Championship match

2014 Rugby League European Championship

By Ian Golden in Albi, Date: 26/10/14

Wales gave a good impression of themselves in Albi against a strong French side and the inexperienced Welsh will go away with a lot of credit and plenty of memorable moments despite a 42-22 defeat which sees them unable to win the European Championship.

Scotland are now in pole position to win the title after a 25-4 win over Ireland today but France will overtake them if they win by 18 points against the Scots next week. If they do that, all will rest on the Irish against Wales in Wrexham next Sunday. They currently have a points difference of minus 11 so they will need a large win to overtake both of their rivals.


Rugby League European Championship Game 4 – Ireland v Scotland – Preview and Teams

2014 Rugby League European Championship

Date: 24/10/14

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

Rugby League International Federation

Date: 23/10/14

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

2014 Rugby League European Championship

Date: 23/10/14

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

Tonga Rugby League

Date: 20/10/14

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

Balkan Rugby League Championship

Date: 20/10/14

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

2014 Balkan Rugby League Championships

Date: 19/10/14

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.