The draw will take place in Serbia on Friday evening (7pm, CET 8pm) for the expanded men’s 2020 European Championships, which will feature four levels of competition for the first time.
Date: 25/1/19 (Sydney Roosters 2018 NRL Grand Final Celebration - © Sydney Roosters)
What an event for Toulouse! The club will share a training day with one of the most famous clubs in Rugby League, the Sydney Roosters. It will take place on the 13th February in Paris, at the INSEP (Sport and Intelligence National Centre).
France picked up their first European Championship title since 2005 with a 28-10 triumph at the Albert Domec Stadium, Carcassonne, to go through the 2018 tournament unbeaten - but they were made to fight all the way as Scotland put in their best performance.
In response to the tragic events in the Aude Region of France, where floods have left more than 10 dead and others missing, the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) has sent a message of support to the French Rugby League Federation (FFRXIII) and the significant number of the rugby league family who have been affected in the region.
France, despite being without three players who flew to England to make their debuts for Catalans Dragons in the Super League on Friday night, held on to defeat England 26-24 in the U19 European Championship at the Makis Stadium in Belgrade.
Following successful level 2 coaching and match officials courses in Barcares, near Perpignan - involving cluster group Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland RL – as part of the part-EU funded Training and Education project, there has been agreement to recognise and adopt joint technical qualifications between the RLEF and French Federation for the first time.
France and qualifiers Italy have named their squads for the U19 European Championships, to be held at the Makis Stadium, Belgrade from 5-11 August. The winners go through to the semi finals and the losers play in ranking matches.