Following a meeting in Brussels between leaders of the Belgian Rugby League Association and the Nederlandse Rugby League Bond, a four-club competition has been confirmed for next spring.
Amsterdam Cobras RLFC, Rotterdam Pitbulls RLFC, Den Haag Knights and North Brussels Gorillas will play a round of games in each of the cities before a finals day in Brussels.
Jason Bruygoms, NRLB’s Director of Development, said: “It is amazing that such a project has taken shape. It helps put down very strong roots in the region.”
Gorillas president, Marco Morasci added: “I am amazed by the growth of the game and by this initiative. The potential is there and it’s a new story in Dutch and Belgian rugby league history.”
NRLB match officials manager Misaele Vakadranu will lead on match appointments, with local referees assuming control of all the fixtures.
The competing clubs will meet in Roosendal in February for a tournament briefing.