Saturday, June 10, 2023

Balkan Super League Kicks Off With Partisan Victory

Twelve clubs from six nations are taking part in the seventh Balkan Super League, which kicked off last weekend. For the 2023 version, defending champions Red Star Belgrade, will compete in Division 1 alongside fellow Serbian clubs Partisan 1953...
Red Star 2022 Balkan Super League

Details announced for 2022 Balkan Super League

Twelve clubs, split into three groups, representing five nations - Serbia, Turkey, Montenegro, Albania and Bulgaria - will take part in the 2022 Balkan Super League, which is set to kick off on the weekend of the...
Philippines v Portugal 2013 International 9's

IRL World Rankings: How realistic are they?

The latest IRB world rankings came out on December 10th and show the top four countries, in order, New Zealand, England, Tonga and Australia. The IRL states on its website that world rankings are...
European Rugby League Ball

Reaction from Euro nations to new Rugby League world rankings

Following the release of the new men’s, women’s and wheelchair world rankings by the IRL, there has been some significant movement for some European nations. In the men’s, Serbia – who played the most Test fixtures in...
South Region vs Partisan

Montenegro and Albanian players combine in Serbian Rugby League championship

Fresh from their win in the Serbian Challenge Cup, Partisan 1953 travelled to the Adriatic Coast city of Bar in Montenegro to face Southern Region in the fifth round of the Serbian championship. The...
Albania Rugby League

Albania Rugby League qualify new match officials

Working in combination with the Rugby Football League - and in particular the St Helens Referees Society - six new match officials have been qualified in Albania, thanks to an on line course. Arnaldo...
Albania Rugby League 2021

Albanian rugby league set for recognition and growth

Albania Rugby League is set for a period of expansion after being invited to outline their plans to the country’s president, Ilir Meta, at the Presidential Palace in Tirana. The delegation shared with him their goals as...
Ukraine 2020 Rugby League Grand Final

Mixed picture for rugby league return in Eastern Europe

Whilst there has been some notable activity in Eastern Europe - not least in Ukraine, Serbia and this weekend scheduled for Albania - greater coronavirus concerns has seen competition postponed in the Czech Republic and delayed in...
Eliot Peposhi

Young Albanian rugby league player signs professional forms with St Helens

Teenager Eliot Peposhi, whose father Arbian played for Albania against the GB Student Pioneers in Tirana last year, has signed professional forms for St Helens - becoming the first from his nation to earn such a contract.
Albania Rugby League

The goal to grow rugby league in Albania

Ambitious Tirana Rugby Club is leading the charge to grow the sport in Albania and will debut in the Greek competition this season. Rugby league in the European country is in its infancy, but already progress has...