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Belgium look to win Tri-Nations decider

Date: 3/9/16

Belgium face the Netherlands this afternoon in Neder Over Hembeek, seeking to win the Western Europe Tri-Nations.

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Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands announce triangular series

Date: 13/5/16

Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands have announced the dates of their triangular series. Germany will host the Belgians in Dusseldorf on 6 August before travelling to Rotterdam a week later for the Griffin Cup, contested annually between the two neighbours. The Dutch complete the series on 3 September when they play in Brussels.

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Belgium inaugural rugby league championship set for kick-off

 

Date: 14/11/15

The Belgian Rugby League Association has announced the launch of its first-ever rugby league club competition, with four clubs participating in the Belgian Super League, which will end with a Grand Final on 25 June, 2016.

Eagles RL and Cens Academy of Molenbeek, North Brussels Gorillas and East Brussels Broncos make up the competition, with each club playing the other twice.

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Final leadership devolution project rugby league activity undertaken

Date: 23/6/15

Delegates from Belgium and the Netherlands attended the French Federation Congress, in the final activity of the 18-month Leadership Devolution Project, which has been supported by the European Union.

The RLEF nations have been involved in programmes fostering good governance and increasing match officials and coaching capacity, with the senior nations acting as mentors.

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Coach Benson delighted with Belgium rugby league victory

Date: 21/4/15

Head coach Tony Benson has expressed his delight with Belgium’s 52-12 victory over the Czech Republic in Brussels.

Having reviewed the footage of their nine-try triumph, Benson said, “I am really happy with our progress and the development of depth within the Belgium squad.

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Holland and Belguim launch joint rugby league competition

Date: 9/3/15

Following a meeting in Hoogerheide, delegates from Belgium and Dutch rugby league clubs have formally announced a new competition.

The cross-border league will be named the BNRL Championship (Begium-Nederland Rugby League Championship) and the four clubs involved are: Amsterdam Cobras Rugby League Club, Den Haag Knights Rugby League, Rotterdam Pitbulls RLFC and North Brussels Gorillas Rugby League.

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Belgium and Czech Republic announce rugby league test Series

Date: 1/3/15

The Belgian and Czech Rugby League Associations have announced a two-match Test series. Belgium will host the Czech Republic in Brussels on 18 April and then visit Tis, 100km south east of Prague, on 3 October.

Czech head coach David Lahr, who will field players exclusively from the domestic competition, said, “It will be a great opportunity to test the progress of our league, the standard of its games and the players.”

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Belgium rugby league hold elite training camp

Date: 27/2/15

Belgium’s top rugby league players have held their first training camp with newly installed sport director Tony Benson in Brussels.

The former Leigh, Oldham and Oxford coach joined forces with the burgeoning Belgium operation in November and will this year try to mould the country’s best players into an effective national side as well as mentoring the new coaches who are active at club and, predominantly, school level.

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First rugby league match officials qualify in Belgium

Date: 11/2/15

Belgian rugby league has qualified its first technical tutors, following the completion of the match officials segment of the joint EU-RLEF Leadership Devolution Project in Brussels.

Led by RLEF educators Tom Mather and Thierry Alibert; Ilias Laarichi and Salvatore Liga of the Belgian Rugby League Association, supported by their cluster colleagues, Dutchmen Tom van Gorkum and Jorge Vasquez, successfully navigated the qualification process.

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