DANMARK RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Information on this page was updated – 11/3/2014
Foundation Year – 2009
International Team – Danish Rugby League
Top level domestic competition – 4 team competition scheduled to start in 2012
History – In early 2009 Denmark were unranked in world rankings but were awarded official observer status by the Rugby League International Federation. Denmark participated in the Scandinavia 9’s held in Oslo, Norway in May 2009. The event was an International tournament and featured teams from Denmark, Sweden, Catalonia, Germany and Norway. After this initial period rugby league dropped off the radar.
All this changed in late 2011 when the newly formed Dansk Rugby League Forbund (DRLF) took over the development of rugby league in Denmark. Having been awarded official observer status by the RLIF the new board focused on the development of the game locally.
In October 2011 the Dansih XIII defeated Norway 28 – 8 to claim the Nordic Cup. 2012 will see Denmark participate in an expanded Nordic Cup competition involving Norway and Sweden.
The development and establishment of rugby league in Denmark is still at the very early stages. It is hoped that with the right support from the rugby league community and the Rugby League European Federation (RLEF), Denmark will be able to achieve RLEF affiliate membership within the next two years.
The DRLF continues to run the game. There are now two clubs in Denmark, which include youth teams in Jutland. Both clubs, Copenhagen RLFC and Jylland RLFC, were founded in 2013. There are hopes for a third club, but not until 2015-6. The clubs will play games in Norway, Sweden and Germany with little influence by borders.
Dear Readers, If you have first hand knowledge of the current Rugby League situation in Denmark 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.
DANISH INTERNATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE RESULTS
2014 Rugby League Results
Aug 16th Denmark 44 v Sweden 6, Copenhagen (Nordic Cup)
Jun 28th Norway 10 v Denmark 16, Flekkfjord (Nordic Cup)
2013 Rugby League Results
Aug 17th Denmark 60 v Norway 10 (Nordic Cup)
Aug 3rd Sweden 38 v Denmark 12 (Nordic Cup)
2012 Rugby League Results
Sep 29th Denmark 12 – Malta 74 (Dove Men+Care International Series)
Jun 9th Malta 24 – Denmark 12 (Dove Men+Care International Series)
Apr 28th Denmark 122 – Sweden 8
2011 Rugby League Results
Oct 2nd Denmark XIII 28 – Norway 8 (Nordic Cup)