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Italia Rugby League

Italy rugby league leads major development activity

Date: 18/6/14

The Italian segment of the joint RLEF-EU Leadership Devolution Project has concluded after a packed four days of activity in Piacenza.

Three other nations – Ireland, Greece and Hungary – joined the hosts to receive tutor training and two level one courses in match officiating and coaching.

4th Coppa Winners

USAG are Italian Cup winners and Azzurri team named for Kenya

Date: 18/3/14

The Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League (FIRFL) have reached days of fire as the Coppa Italia came to a climax with the Triangular Finals played on Saturday and the Azzurri will soon depart for Kenya.

FIRFL to Launch 2013 Rugby League Season in Rome

By Matteo Visona, Date: 25/1/13

The FIRFL is now ready for the start of the new 2013 rugby league season with as official press conference scheduled on Saturday 26 in Rome.

Italy Rugby League map

Rugby League Planet – Italy snapshot and rugby league results


This page was updated 14/3/14

Foundation Year - 1960

International Team - Federazione Italiana Rugby League

Highest finish in World Cup - Runner-up Emerging Nations World Cup Final (2000)

Top level domestic competition - Italy currently has two independant bodies who run rugby league in Italy the FIRL (Official) and the FIRFL.

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

Italian Rugby Football League

Rebel Italian Rugby League Grand Final receives national media coverage

By Joel Morgan, Date: 19/7/13

The capital franchise has won their fourth consecutive Championship organized by the Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League at the end of the Final Four that were played on the weekend in Rome in the Coni dell’Acqua Acetosa facility. After conquering Magnifici Firenze clearly in the semi final with a score of 64-0, the Gladiators faced the biggest surprise packet in the Grand Final of the IV r-Evolution League, the Falchi of Pian Del Bruscolo (Pesaro/Misano), only rookies in Rugby League 13 this season but already highly competitive and capable of beating the Rectores Catania 48-26 in the previous day.

Italy Rugby League

Italy name team for Tonga match – Unbeaten Italy look to tackle Tongans

Date: 9/11/13

Italy head coach Carlo Napolitano has named his 19 man squad to play Tonga at The Shay on Sunday(16:00).

Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League

Rebel Italian’s go to Rugby League School in London

By Joel Morgan, Date: 15/11/13

The Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League (FIRFL) goes "to school" in London. An important delegation of FIRFL led by the Technical Manager of the Senior National Team Ty Sterry and composed by Luigi Ferraro, Giuseppe Moncada, Tino Magrì, Luciano Gorla, Riccardo Marini and Matteo Lombardi (each representative is from one "slice” of Italy) and will be in the British capital for an important coaches course from 21 to 24 November. 

Italy A 2013

Italy name u19 squad for two match RL series against Lionhearts


Date: 19/6/15

Following successful trial camps, Italy have named their squad for a two match U19s series against the touring England Lionhearts Youth.

Both matches will be played in Este.

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.