Monday, May 29, 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...
Malta v Bulgaria 2022

Bulgaria to face Malta in rugby league Test

Bulgaria will host Malta in a senior men’s international at Stadium Trebich in Sofia on Saturday 8 October with a 5.30pm kick off (local time). It will be the first-ever meeting of the nations and the host’s...
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...
Bulgaria vs Serbia 2021

Rugby league international – Bulgaria 16 Serbia 28

In only their third international, Bulgaria put in a spirited performance to run a young Serbia side close at FC Trebich in Sofia. The hosts trailed narrowly at half time and it took a try in the...
Georgi Kocev

RL bodies send message of condolence to family of Georgi Kocev


Date: 18/6/18

It is with considerable sadness that the Rugby League International and European Federations have been made aware of the tragic passing of Georgi Kocev. The 31-year-old, who played for Bulgaria in the 2017 Balkan Championship, was training with his club side CSKA Moscow when he suffered an apparent heart attack.

Bulgaria Rugby League

Bulgarian U19s make RL debut and almost pull off shock win

Date: 3/4/18

Serbia U19s came from behind to register a 26-20 victory, after debutants Bulgaria came close to a shock upset win on their debut in Sofia in front of 300 fans at the ŽTP Stadium.

Bulgaria Rugby League

Bulgaria rugby league debut in Balkans Championship


Bulgaria make their Test debut this evening when they take on Greece in the opening game of the 2017 Balkans Championship in Belgrade, Serbia. The bulk of their squad come from their most established club, Lokomotiv Sofia, but Georgi Kostov from CSKA Moscow is also included.