Tuesday, February 7, 2023
2021 Rugby League World Cup

Aussies dominate Italians in St Helens

Another dominant performance by Australia has seen the Kangaroos score a big 66-6 win against Italy in the final preliminary round of matches in Group B at #RLWC2021. The Aussies piled on 12 tries...
Australia v Scotland RLWC2021

Australia and Italy go toe to toe in St Helens on Saturday night

World Cup holders Australia and Italy will go toe to toe in St Helens on Saturday night in the final game of Group B.Mal Meninga returns to the ground of his former club as the Kangaroos look to...
Italy v Ireland u19 2022

Ireland win European Rugby League U19s Shield

Ireland remained unbeaten following two rounds of forty minute matches against hosts Italy and Serbia to win the U19s Championship Plate, at the Pasian di Prato Stadium in Udine. The games for sides finishing fifth to seventh...
Ireland v Italy Womens 2022

Ireland women win historic rugby league clash in Italy, 30-6 – Report

An excellent first-half performance, ahead 24-0 at the break, saw Ireland win the historic opening game in Women’s Euro B North in Italy, at Rugby Club Parisan di Prato, Udine. Honours were shared in the scorching sun...
Tiziano Franchini

European rugby league shocked and saddened by the passing of Italy vice president Tiziano...

One of European rugby league’s leading administrators, Tiziano Franchino of the Federazione Italiana Rugby League, passed away over the weekend at the age of 44 from a suspected heart attack.   Franchini was present at the meeting in Paris in 2003...
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...
Italy Qualify for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup

Italy defeat Spain to book place in 2021 Rugby League World Cup


Despite being down to 12 men for most of the second half, after centre Ethan Napoli was sent off for a high tackle, and 11 for a spell when his winger Emanuele Passera was sin binned for a similar offence, Italy duly qualified for the 2021 World Cup with a six-try performance.

Italy and Serbia women's teams clash in Lignano Sabbiadoro

Italy’s women win first Test on home soil as Serbia make bow

A brace of tries from loose forward Erica Neri and ten points via playmaker Rosaluna Gavagna, from a touchdown and three converstions, saw Italy's women register their first home win, 26-0, against debutants Serbia, at Bella Italia EFA Village, Lignano Sabbiadoro.

French Rugby League

Italy to host 2020 U19 Rugby League European Championship

Eight nations will again contest the U19s European Championship in 2020, with Italy hosting the event for the first time. North East coastal city Lignano Sabbiadoro will be the base for the biennial event which will take place from 3-13 September 2020.