Sunday, September 25, 2022
Greek Rugby League Team

Rugby league in Greece gains official recognition

After a ten year fight for recognition as a distinct and separate sport, the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports and their General Secretariat of Sports has formally announced that rugby league has the right to be...
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...
Jamaica Reggae Warrirors

Jamaica to face Greece in Rugby League World Cup warm-up game

2021 Rugby League World Cup debutants Jamaica and Greece will face each other for the first time in a warm up game ahead of the tournament. The nations will meet on Friday 15 October...
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...
Ukraine 2020 Rugby League Grand Final

Mixed picture for rugby league return in Eastern Europe

Whilst there has been some notable activity in Eastern Europe - not least in Ukraine, Serbia and this weekend scheduled for Albania - greater coronavirus concerns has seen competition postponed in the Czech Republic and delayed in...
Albania Rugby League

The goal to grow rugby league in Albania

Ambitious Tirana Rugby Club is leading the charge to grow the sport in Albania and will debut in the Greek competition this season. Rugby league in the European country is in its infancy, but already progress has...
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,...
Greek Rugby League

Greece women to face Serbia in rugby league international

The Greece Women’s side will play their second international, and first at home, against Serbia in Larisa on 11th April. Their inaugural Test match was in Edirne, Turkey last September.

Greek Rugby League

Greek Rugby League sees progress at home after qualifying for World Cup

Following their historic qualification for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, when they were forced to play matches away from home after a dispute over recognition of the official governing body, the signs are that rugby league is beginning to take root in Greece.