Sunday, September 25, 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...
Germany CooperCup 2021

Competitive rugby league returns to Germany

Under the watchful eye of newly appointed NRLD performance director Andy Hay, and for the first time in two seasons because of the pandemic, domestic rugby league returned to Germany at the BSC 1899 Club in Offenbach.
Germany performance director Andy Hay

Former Great Britain international appointed performance director of Germany Rugby League

Rugby League Deutschland has pulled off a major coup with the appointment of former Great Britain international Andy Hay as their new performance director. Hay appeared in over 350 club matches in the United...
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...
Dutch win Griffin Cup 2020

Netherlands defeat Germany in rugby league Test – report

A third straight victory over neighbours Germany, thanks to a stirring second half performance in the Zwolle rain, saw the Netherlands win the 2020 Griffin Cup, 20-18; in the only rugby league Test Match set to be...
Netherlands v Germany 2018 in Rugby League Test

Netherlands take on Germany in only scheduled northern hemisphere rugby league Test match

Netherlands and Germany have named their squads for this Saturday’s (26 September) Griffin Cup encounter which, because of increased coronavirus restrictions in the region, has been moved from Leiden to RC Eemland, Amersfoort. The ranking Test match is scheduled to...
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,...
Simon Cooper playing against Czech Republic in 2008

RLEF pays tribute to German Pioneer Simon Cooper

The Rugby League European Federation has been desperately saddened to hear of the passing of German rugby league founder, player, coach and former president Simon Cooper, after his long, brave and determined battle with aggressive blood cancer...
German Rugby League Hall of Fame

Rugby League Germany launch Hall of Fame with first inductee

The Board of Nationaler Rugby League Deutschland e.V. has inaugurated a Hall of Fame on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of Germany’s first international rugby league encounter, a seven-a-side match with Holland in 2005.