The Board of the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) has announced that it has officially changed its name to International Rugby League (IRL). The membership has endorsed the name change and it is officially adopted from today (October 15th, 2019).
Commenting upon the name change, International Rugby League Chair, Graeme Thompson said:
“The Board and the membership have agreed that it is right to change our name and identity to better represent our position as a bold, modern and dynamic international sports federation.
“We will also be rolling out a comprehensive re-brand over the coming months as we implement several important and really valuable resources to support our membership and the fans of international rugby league, including a new, state of the art website and portal.”