Monday, July 4, 2022
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...
Netherlands Euro D Champs 2021

Netherlands take Rugby League Euro D crown against Czechia

A hat trick of tries from outstanding centre Joran Schoenmaker - the second a sensational solo effort - saw Netherlands claim the Euro D Championship, with a 36-10 win over Czechia at the Huseyin Akar Tesisler Stadium...
Rugby League Euro D Championship 2021

Rugby League Euro D Championship set for kick-off with added Word Cup incentive

The Euro D Championship kicks off at the Huseyin Akar Tesisler Stadium in Bodrum, Turkey tomorrow (Thursday) with added incentive for the four nations participating. Czech Republic face Malta in the opening game of a double-header (kick...
Czech Vrchlabi 2021

Rugby league in Czech Republic gets underway

The Czech Republic domestic rugby league season kicks off on Saturday (12 June) with promoted side RLC Dragons Krupka hosting 2020 champions Vrchlabi Mad Squirrels in the first division. Five teams will contest the championship, an increase...
Serbian Rugby League 2020

European Rugby League board confirm revised international schedule

Following consultation with member federations, European Rugby League (ERL) has reviewed the European international competitions scheduled for 2021. Taking into account the effects of the global pandemic on nation’s abilities to host and travel under...
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...
Ukraine Rugby League 2020

Rugby league makes a comeback in Eastern Europe

There has been a gradual return to rugby league action across eastern Europe following the interruptions of coronavirus. Serbia has been in the vanguard at senior and junior level, with leading club Red Star...
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,...
Czech Rugby League

Historic rugby league double header set for Czech Republic

An historic double-header is set to place in Vrchlabi on Saturday 24 August, when the Czech Republic play Serbia in a full international, preceded by their U18s facing Poland U20s, in a first-ever encounter between the nations.