Four teams took part in the annual Hellenic 9s, held for the first time at the home of newcomers Pyrrihios Aspropyrgos, in Gorytsa Aspropyrgos, west of Athens.
Aris Petroupolis took the trophy with over 500 fans present to see an exciting afternoon of rugby league accompanied by a BBQ.
Coach Matthew Ashill has named a 26-strong train-on squad a month ahead of Greece’s bow in official international competition when they play away to Malta on 28 June.
On 1 October the Hellenic Federation of Rugby League informed the RLEF its national team would not be able to fulfil the away leg of its European Championship C campaign in Malta on 10 October, citing the country’s economic difficulties and the withdrawal of two sponsors.
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.
By Tony Munro, Date: 30/4/12
Just weeks after the first game of Rugby League in Greece, played by Greek residents, a meeting has been called for next month to kick-start the formation of a Greek national rugby league governing body.
"Six potentially interested parties from across Greece have been invited to this meeting on May 19," Athens-based George Stylianos told 'Rugby League Planet'.