By Phil Caplan, Date: 8/9/12
Warrington Wolvesâ€™ Youth Development team will enter into a formal partnership with Rugby League Deutschland (RLD) following a successful visit to the Heidelberg region by John Bastian.
By Phil Caplan, 10/4/13
An Easter tour by Heidelberg Lions under-16s included an historic first rugby league match between French and German teams.
The visitors defeated a local development selection 16-6 in the Perpignan suburb of Baho with German U16 international Florian Rambow scoring the first and last tries.
â€œI had a lot fun playing and I love the pace of this game. I would like to play League more often,â€ he said.
The seventh, annual Griffin Cup will be staged in Gnarrenburg, Germany this Saturday (kick off 4pm) with the hosts looking to regain the trophy. They won the first four encounters starting in 2013, when they were triumphant 28-22 in Heidleberg, but have been defeated in the last two clashes, including last year’s clash in Rotterdam, when the Dutch prevailed 38-22.
GERMANY RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Information on this page was updated - 11/3/2014
Foundation Year - 2005
International Team - Rugby League Deutschland
Top level domestic competition - Germany currently have 4 Rugby League teams.
A training course in Hattingen, Germany, has resulted in two host and two Irish Level 1 match official educators and six new referee’s qualified, as part of the EU-backed Training and Education Portal project.
Following the completion of their domestic season - Moorteufel taking the 2018 title - the Germany coaching staff has named their squad for the 2021 World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Norway, and the annual Griffin Cup clash with the Netherlands.