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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.

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2013 Coppa Italia Rugby League Final

By Joel Morgan, Date:15/3/13

Rugby League begins to warm its engines! After the Lazio semi-finals of the Italian Cup in Rome, where the USAG club emerged as winners, the Sicilians are abuzz for the Coppa Italia Rugby League Final in 2013. The finals day is scheduled for 28 April at Monti Rossi Nicolosi in Catania, Sicily. The current defending champions last year, Rectores Belpasso (Catania) will not bestow an easy passage for their opponents from Lazio.

Italy Rugby League

Italian Rugby League president revels in win over England

By Phil Caplan, Date: 20/10/13

FIRL President Orazio D'Arro has said that his nation’s 15-14 over co-hosts England in a World Cup warm up match at Salford is, “a great moment for the game in Italy.”

Italian Rugby League

Italy rugby league accorded full member status for first time

Date: 17/3/17

The administrators of Italian rugby league, Federazione Italian Rugby League (FIRL), has been granted full member status of the Rugby League European Federation for the first time.


Rebel Italian’s announce new rugby league club in Sicily

Date: 30/1/15

The Firfl has again continued to announce expansion for this upcoming season as the “preliminary stages” (regional knockout) of the Coppa Italia Rugby League (this year the format will be rugby league 9’s), which will see several new teams participate.

FIRFL 2015

Historic day for Rugby League in Italy

Date: 21/4/15

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 was an historic day, unforgettable, for Italian Rugby League. The reason it can be read directly in the statement of the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) that day in Chapter 3.8, under the title “Irfl: examine statute and request for taking act”.

Italian Rugby League

Minichiello to captain Italy as 24 man 2013 RLWC squad announced

By D'Arro Orazio, Updated: 10/10/13

On behalf of the Federazione Italiana Rugby League and its board.

It is with great Honour and Pride that I release the history making team who shall represent our great Nation at its inaugural Rugby league world cup.


Sharks Tirreno join race for Italian Champion title

By: Tiziano Franchini, Date: 26/5/13

With just a few days after the official presentation of the new Florence RL team, another tuscany team joins the race for the title of Italian Champion Rugby XIII: The Sharks Tirreno.

The Tuscan franchise, is a selection of players from the tirrenica coast, mainly from Piombino, Livorno and Cecina, but it is open to any players from any club wishing to try their hand at rugby league.

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The Australian Embassy in Rome opens its doors to FIRL

By Tiziano Franchini, Date:5/4/13

On Friday, March 15, 2013, F.I.R.L. Was invited by Australian Ambassador Mr David Ritchie, for a meeting to talk about the sport of rugby league

Italian Rugby League Vice President Tiziano Franchini, Treasurer Fabio Di Pietro, spent an afternoon with Ambassador David Ritchie talking about Italy, future proposals for rugby league, FIRL and the Italian community in Australia.

RLIF hit back with statement regarding Rebel Rugby League group in Italy

Date 7/5/15

The Rugby League International Federation has today (May 6th 2015) issued the following statement concerning Italian rugby league:

“On 14 April 2015 the Italian rugby union (FIR) issued its communique ‘no. 7’ which indicated that an association named Lega Italia Rugby Football League (LIRFL) has been appointed to administer rugby league and rugby league 9s under the aegis of FIR.