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Rugby League European Federation EU project spreads across Europe

Rugby League European FederationBy Phil Caplan, Date: 16/4/14

The Rugby League European Federation’s EU-backed Leadership Devolution Project, which commenced in Czech Republic in March, has held further sessions in three countries involving ten nations.


Spain, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands announce Rugby League Test fixtures

Rugby League European FederationBy Phil Caplan, Date: 12/4/14

Four international games have been announced as Test match rugby league comes to Western Europe over the next couple of months.

The Nassau Trophy sees Belgium and Spain play home and away; the Orange Cup pits the low countries against each other as Belgium take on Holland and the Dutch kick off the series when they host Germany, in what will be the farewell game for Deutschland coach Dan Stocks, for the Griffin Cup.


Dutch, Belgians And French commence EU Rugby League Project

Rugby League European FederationBy Phil Caplan, Date:11/4/14

The RLEF-EU Leadership Devolution Project, which sees 17 RLEF partners working together on an 18-month project, has begun its ‘Cluster 2’ activities in Delft, the Netherlands.


2014 Pacific International Fiji v Samoa (Teams, Dates, Ticketing)

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By Richard Cowley, Updated: 8/4/14

Pacific powers are set to collide when Fiji and Samoa face off in the 2014 Pacific Rugby League International. The two Pacific Nations will be looking to secure their place in the 2014 Rugby League Four Nations. The match is locked in for Saturday the 3rd of May at Penrith Stadium, Australia.


Cross-code failures

Date: 2/4/14

One man has dominated the recent rugby news and that man is Sam Burgess. The former Bradford Bulls star and current South Sydney Rabbitohs player has agreed to switch codes and join Bath, back in his native England but in the alien sport of rugby union.


Greece, Malta and Czech Republic enter Rugby League European Championship

Rugby League European ChampionshipBy Phil Caplan, Date: 24/3/14

The Rugby League European Federation has released the 2014 European Championship C fixtures with the Czech Republic, Greece and Malta all set to play one another for the first time.

The competition is the successor to the European Bowl and is linked to Euro B with Ukraine, the 2013 Bowl winners, gaining promotion last year.


Why International Rugby League needs a Transfer Window

By Matthew Brown, Date: 17/3/14

Over the last few weeks I’ve been thinking of how NRL and Super League players sign contracts when they’re off contract at the end of the season. In recent weeks and months we’ve heard numerous individuals who have already signed contracts for 2015 when they haven’t even finished their current contract at their current club. Individuals such as Sam burgess, Sonny Bill Williams and Andrew Fifita have signed contracts with clubs (and sports) when they haven’t even finished their current contracts with their current clubs! I’m going to outline the pros and cons of this issue and explain why Rugby League as a whole (not just clubs) need a transfer window!
What is a transfer window?


RLEF Elite match officials squad drawn from England, France, Serbia and Ukraine

Rugby League European FederationBy Phil Caplan, Date: 4/3/14

The RLEF has formed an elite match officials squad for the first time, with the group meeting in Leeds over the weekend to plan its activities for the next two years.


Rugby League European Federation reveals new European Championship

Rugby League European FederationBy Phil Caplan, Date: 26/2/14

The RLEF has introduced European Championship branding to its three-tiers of official competition, aligning the organisation with the majority of European sports.


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