HUNGARY RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
This page was updated on the 14/4/14
Foundation Year - 2009
International Team - Hungary Rugby League
Top level domestic competition - None
By Phil Caplan, Date:31/7/13
The Hungarian Rugby League Federation organised its first Rugby League Cup over the weekend. Having had spent two years establishing exchanges with teams from regional neighbours Serbia and the Czech Republic, four male and three female teams played in a nines competition in SzÃ©kesfehÃ©rvÃ¡r, 65km south-west of Budapest.
Following two victories at the start of 2017, their initial successes in the international arena – beating Uruguay 50-4 and Thailand 44-10 - Hungary rugby league secured the highest rise in the recently published Rugby League International Federation World Rankings, moving up five places to 33rd.
By Phil Caplan, Date: 12/4/13
Marko Nikowitz and Mezes Balint from Budapest have become the first Hungarians to pass the Rugby League European Federation Level One coaching course.
Alongside seven Serbians, they took their theoretical paper at the headquarters of the Serbian RL Federation and passed their practical exam at the SC Inge Stadium under the auspices of Serbian national coach Marko Jankovic and Dragan Radlovic.
The final Hungarian activity of the Leadership Devolution Project - co-funded by the EU, the RLIF and RLEF - took place in Budapest, attended by Hungarian, Irish, Italian and Greek delegates.
Hungary RL Federation president, Zsolt Lukacs, declared it a great success. “We’ve received outstanding, high level information and a boost in motivation again,” he commented. “We feel like we are on the right track and can call a bigger number of players.”
Hungary and the Czech Republic meet on an official basis for the first time when they cross swords at KFKI Pálya, Budapest tomorrow (Saturday).
Teams from the capitals of seven European nations will meet in the ‘Capitals of Rugby League 9s’ at the Epitok Sports Field, Budapest this Saturday (8 October)
The Hungarian Rugby League Federation welcomed sides from Bosnia-Herzegovina, England and Serbia for a four-day festival of rugby league that included full and 9s versions of the sport. England Women’s University & Colleges made a historic first tour into central Europe as part of it, beating the Hungarian Women’s national side 74-10 in a full international, before participating in a 9s tournament.
Match officials from five nations - Malta, Norway, England, Serbia and Hungary - were represented at the latest Training and Education Portal project held in Budapest.