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.
As part of their warm-up for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup - where they will face Australia, England and Lebanon in the group stages - the French Rugby League Federation has announced an historic Test with Jamaica, to be played at the Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan on 13 October.
Classy Catalans Dragons centre Tony Gigot scored two tries as France secured runners-up spot in the European Championship, with a 32-18 win in front of almost 6,000 fans at the Parc des Sports d'Avignon.
Richard Agar’s men dominated the first half to put pressure on Wales and Ireland, the young Scots bravely coming back into the game after the break.
An old rivalry dating back to 1934 will be reignited this weekend in the Northern England Rugby League stronghold of Leigh when England play host to France in a one off rugby league test.
It has been a long time between drinks since France defeated England / Great Britain in a rugby league test match. You have to go back 25 years to 1990 when France broke a 23 year drought against the old dart and upset Great Britain 25 - 18 at Headingly.
The French Federation (FFRXIII) has announced that on 30 October it will sign a quadripartite agreement with UNSS (Union nationale du sport scolaire) - the federation governing all school and lycee sports, USEP (Union Sportive des Ecoles Primaires) - the primary school federation under the education ministry, and MEN (Ministere de l’Éducation Nationale)
A drop goal seven minutes from time by Hull KR hooker John Boudebza eased France home to a 31-14 win over Ireland in Albi.
Mark Aston’s Irishmen had shocked Les Tricolours in the European Championship last year with a win in Dublin and made the perfect start, Longhorns winger Casey Dunne going over in the 19th minute, Liam Finn converting.
At the formal launch of the tournament today in Huddersfield, the RLEF announced that beIN SPORTS will be an official broadcast partner of the Rugby League European Championship 2015.
The channel will broadcast France’s two home matches from Albi and Avignon, and their away match against Wales in Cardiff. All three matches involving France will be broadcast LIVE on the channel.
France look to start a new conquest when they kick-off their European Cup Campaign on the 17th of October in Albi.
The objective will not only be to retain their 2nd place in the European ranking, but also to prepare for the 2017 World Cup which will be played on Australian soil.