Saturday, June 25, 2022

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.

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.

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...
Belgium Rugby League

England Colleges Rugby League overpower young Belgium XIII

Date: 21/7/14

Hat tricks from Josh William and Tom Blakey were the highlights as England Colleges won 72-6 in Brussels against a young Belgium XIII.

In all, the visitors ran in 13 tries - Lewis Mckissick with a double, James Forey, Adam Barrass, Cameron Bouller, Jake Ward and Sam Mason their other try scorers - and led 32-0 at the break.

Final leadership devolution project RL 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.

Belgium Rugby League

Ex-Oxford RL boss Tony Benson is new Belgium RL Sport Director

 

Date: 25/11/14

Former Junior Kiwi and Leigh Head coach Tony Benson has been appointed as the new Belgium Rugby League Sport Director. Benson's duties will commence in 2015. 

Benson's main goals are to build the Belgium Rugby League culture at youth level and set up an elite program in order to build a team to compete in the European Championship C in 2016.

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.

Serbian Rugby League

Signs of a return to rugby league activity in Europe

A round up of potential return to play activity across the RLEF regions following widespread lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, shows a varied picture. Positive signs have come from Czechia where Lukáš Hergott,...

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.

Belgium Rugby League

Belgium Rugby League defeated Holland 32-16 in Brussels

Date: 30/6/14

Belgium defeated Holland 32-16 at the VUB-Sports department in Brussels, crossing for six tries.

Man of the match Simon Marotte led the way, opening the scoring in the fourth minute after a clever dummy.