Monday, May 16, 2022
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

2021 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP QUALIFIER POOL A – ITALY 34 SPAIN 4 - Report

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.

Sicilian Select XIII and Lionhearts

Lionhearts win first of three game tour against Sicilian Select XIII

Date: 16/7/18

Sicilian Select XIII 0
North West English Lionhearts 70

Italy Rugby League

Italy qualify for U19s Rugby League European Championship

Date: 21/5/18

The Azzurrini overcame Ukraine in comprehensive fashion to qualify for the U19s European Championship in Belgrade in August, with a 50-0 win over Ukraine at the Stadio Fogliano.

RL level 2 coaching and match official courses held in Sicily

 

Date: 29/9/17

The Federazione Italiana Rugby League has hosted both a Level 2 coaching and match officials course in tandem, in Catania, Sicily It was attended by delegates from England, Sweden, Greece and Spain, with RLEF coaching manager Martin Crick and match official tutor Danny McNeice overseeing the activities which took place under the auspices of the EU part-funded training and education portal project.

Italian RL side celebrate historic season in French competition

 

Date: 19/4/17

Italian rugby league club Saluzzo Roosters have completed their debut season in French competition, celebrating by winning their final match of the campaign.