Lastest Rugby League World Rankings - Australia's position under threat
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
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"
International Rugby League going gangbusters
A record number of at least 28 nations will be playing officially sanctioned international rugby league in 2015, with the total set to rise reflecting increased global activity.
By the end of the year, New Zealand – who face Australia in the ANZAC Test in May and travel to England for a three-match series in the autumn - could be established as the top nation, the first time since the World Rankings were instituted that anyone other than the Kangaroos have headed them.
Rugby League International Federation gets serious and appoints CEO to take the sport forward
The Rugby League International Federation announce last week the appointment of David Collier OBE as its CEO with effect from 1 April 2015 to be based in London . David Collier is a graduate of Loughborough University reading Sports Science and Recreation Management and he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2014 by the University for his services to sport . He completed his studies in managing multi-national corporations at Insead Paris and Wharton Business School USA .
Malta set for international rugby league clash with Belgium in Leeds
International rugby league will return to the stadium where it all started in 1908, and staged the 1970 World Cup final.
Belgium and Malta will meet at Headingley Carnegie, Leeds in a curtain-raiser to the round 19 First Utility Super League clash between Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC on Sunday, June 21.
Rugby League 9s: Our answer to 20/20 Cricket?
By Matthew Brown, Date: 9/2/15
Over the past week two major Rugby League tournaments occurred. One which is very well known (NRL Auckland 9s) and the Cabramatta International 9s. Both occur around the same time of the year and showcase Rugby League’s shorter version…Nines. Back in the day, Rugby League had two versions, the original World 7s and various Super League World 9s tournaments back in the 80s and 90s. Now, Rugby League 9s is the version played more widely and rightfully so.
Cabramatta International 9's a success as PNGRFL congratulates young squad
PAPUA New Guinea Rugby Football Chairman Sandis Tsaka has today congratulated the Chairmans XV team and staff which took part in the Cabramatta 9’s tournament in Sydney over the weekend.
Kiwi superstar relishing World Club Series showdown with Warrington
Benji Marshall is relishing the chance to experience the atmosphere of a packed Halliwell Jones Stadium when St George-Illawarra Dragons go head to head with Warrington Wolves in their mouthwatering World Club Series match on Friday February 20 (8.00pm).
The former Kiwi international captain knows it will be a massive challenge for the NRL club to make the long trip to the UK but is looking forward to taking on some of the First Utility Super League’s biggest stars.
Wilkin fired up and ready to go Rabbitoh hunting
Jon Wilkin believes St Helens’ 2015 World Club Challenge showdown with South Sydney Rabbitohs on Sunday February 22 (7.00pm) is the perfect opportunity for the First Utility Super League champions to show their credentials as the best team in the world.
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