BELGIUM RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Information on this page was updated – 11/3/2014
Foundation Year – 2009
International Team – Belgium Rugby League
Top level domestic competition – There is currently no domestic rugby league competition. Currently has one team playing games against teams from London, France, Catalonia, Germany and Morocco.
History – Belgium are a new Rugby League playing nation and continues the trend of European nations taking up the sport.
In early 2009 Belgium were unranked in world rankings but were awarded official observer status by the Rugby League International Federation.
In early 2009 the Belgium’s first rugby league club “Wavre Rugby XIII in Belgium” was born. The team is scheduled to participate in friendly matches against teams from London, Catalonia, Germany and Morocco between May and August in 2009. On the 11th of July history was made with the first ever rugby league match on Belgium soil against London based team Hammersmith Hills Hoists RLFC. The game took place at J. Peeters stadium in Wavre with the Belgium based side Brabant Wallon Wavre Rugby XIII going down to Hammersmith Hills Hoists RLFC 24 – 40.
In July 2009 the Belgium national team played Catalonia and Morocco in the Euro-Med Challenge. Belgium defeated Catalonia 28 – 22 to record their first ever international win. Morocco were to strong in their next game with Belgium finishing 2nd overall in the competition.
In 2010 due to a lack of support and funding rugby league Belgium Rugby League had no option but to suspended the development of the sport. In 2011 there still seems to be no indication that rugby league will be revived in the short term.
Dear Readers, If you have first hand knowledge of the current Rugby League situation in Belgium we would love to hear from you. Please email us at: [email protected] or join our international rugby league Forums at http://forums.rugbyleagueplanet.com and let us all know what’s going on in your part of the world.
BELGIUM INTERNATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE RESULTS
2015 Rugby League Results
May 2nd Belgium 60 v Netherlands 12, Duivensteyn
Apr 18th Belgium 52 v Czech Republic 12, Brussels
2014 Rugby League Results
Jul 19th Belgium 6 v England Colleges 72, Brussels
Jun 28th Belgium 32 v Netherlands 16, Brussels
Jun 8th Spain 54 v Belgium 10, Valencia
May 24th Belgium 10 v Spain 12, Brussels
2013 Rugby League Results
Jun 29th Netherland 6 v Belgium 22
2009 Rugby League Results
Aug 15th Morocco 46 – Belgium 12 (Euro-Med Challenge)
Jul 25th Belgium 28 – Catalonia 22 (Euro-Med Challenge)