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.
By Phil Caplan, Date:27/8/13
In a major step forward for the on-going development of rugby league in Greece, an Athens Magistrates Court has approved an application for federation status, confirming the creation of the Hellenic Rugby League Federation. As a result, the HRLF has now been accorded official Observer status by the Rugby League European Federation. HRLF will now hold new elections to vote in directors of the new organisation.
Table-topping Greece have named a powerful 30-man squad for the third and final European Championship C match, in Athens, on 11 October.
Coach Matt Ashill, a Welshman by birth but long-time resident of Athens, is keen to see the local players mix further with some of the elite overseas-based ones such as Michael Korkidas and Gateshead Thunder half-back Jordan Meads.
The England Lionhearts from the Midlands region have returned from a successful two-match tour of Greece facing club sides.
In the first match, four tries from winger Matt Dudley were the highlight as A.E.K. were beaten 64-14 in Athens. Adam Clifford finished with 24 points from two tries and eight goals, James Derry, Mike Florey, Nathan Parker, Jon Doughty, David Beever and Dean Thompson with their other touchdowns. The hosts, who are recently formed, replied before the break with a score from Polymeneas Pavlos, Varypatis Panos and Syti Giorgin with a try and a conversion their other scorers.
The RLEF Board has formally expelled the Hellenic Federation of Rugby League from its membership after a four-month suspension period.
Tasos Pantazidis, president of the Hellenic Federation of Rugby League and one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the sport in Greece, has expressed his great satisfaction after the completion of the first championship season, which ended with Rhodes Knights winning the grand final on the mainland.
The RLEF board has confirmed that the Greek Rugby League Association has been awarded affiliate status.
by Tony Munro, Date: 30/7/12
A three-team competition may start in Greece in September.
The teams expected to take part are Promitheas, Patras (both based near
Athens) and Rhodes-based Rodos Knights.
It had been hoped a second Rhodes team would also take part but they are now expected to merge with the Knights to field a rugby union team only.
The Knights would therefore be involved in both codes, as would Patras who are intending to play union sevens. Promitheas would be the sole club of the three to just play league.