Thursday, July 7, 2022
Rhys Williams

Wales name squad to face France

Williams to captain Wales on landmark appearance Rhys Williams will captain Wales when he makes a record-breaking 31st appearance for his country against France on Sunday.  Williams will set a new...
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Wales will face France in Albi on 19th June 2022

The Wales Rugby League men’s side will return to action on Sunday, June 19 as they travel to Stadium Municipal d’Albi to take on France (kick-off time TBC). It will be the first time in 1,316 days that the Wales...
French Rugby League

How far can France go in their home World Cup?

The defining question when the Rugby League World Cup returns to France for the first time in over 50 years for the 2025 edition could surround the host nation. France is in a period...
France World Cup 2025

European Rugby League welcomes 2025 World Cup in France

Interim chair of the European Rugby League (ERL) board, Graeme Thompson, has warmly welcomed the awarding of the 2025 Rugby League World Cup to France, following on from this year’s event in England. France, who through Paul...
RLWC 2025 France

France to host 2025 Rugby League World Cup

The Rugby Football League today congratulates the Federation Francaise de Rugby a XIII following confirmation that France is to stage the 17th Rugby League World Cup in 2025.  The announcement was made in Paris today as Jean Castex,...
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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...
John Bateman 2021

Warrior Bateman to lead England in France on Saturday

England Head Coach Shaun Wane has named his side to take on France at Perpignan’s Stade Gilbert Brutus on Saturday (23 October, 2.30pm). Wigan Warriors’ second-row John Bateman, whose 16 England caps make him...
RLWC 2025 France

France officially to bid to host 2025 Rugby League World Cup

The French Rugby League Federation has officially declared its intention to bid for the 2025 Rugby League World Cup, taking it back to the country that founded the tournament in 1954. It was last played in its...
French Rugby League

President of French Rugby League welcomes the possibility of staging 2025 World Cup

Recently elected president of La Fédération Française de rugby à XIII, Luc Lascoste, has welcomed the announcement by Troy Grant, chair of International Rugby League (IRL), that efforts have begun to take the 2025 Rugby League World Cup tournament back to where...