Friday, January 21, 2022
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...
Catalans Dragons

Great news for French Rugby League as Broadcast arrangement confirmed

Super League is pleased to confirm that a broadcast arrangement has been agreed with the premium sports network, beIN SPORTS, for Catalans Dragons home and away Betfred Super League matches in 2021.  The arrangement between Sky...
France Rugby League

Lacoste takes up Rugby League European Federation director post

Newly-elected French Rugby League Federation president, Luc Lacoste, has taken up his position as a board member of the Rugby League European Federation. He met virtually with RLEF chair Maurice Watkins, CBE, general manager David Butler and European regional...
France Wheelchair Rugby League World Winners

France is top of the Wheelchair Rugby League World Rankings

France are ranked number one in the world as the official International Rugby League (IRL) wheelchair rugby league world rankings are issued for the very first time. The French can lay claim to have...