Friday, October 7, 2022
Nigeria Win 2022 MEA Championship

Nigeria retain Middle East Africa Rugby League Championship while Kenya take third place

Nigeria’s rugby league players helped celebrate the nation’s independence day by becoming the first side to retain the MEA Championship, defeating hosts Ghana 30-4 in the final, held at a rainy University of Ghana playing fields in...

Benefits being felt from African rugby league courses

With the delegates having returned to their nations following a recent, intensive four day match officials and coaching courses in Nairobi, the feedback has been highly encouraging. A total of 19 coaches and 14 Match Officials from...
Kenya Coaching 2022

Kenya Rugby League to host coaching and match official courses

Representatives of eight nations – Kenya, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, DR Congo and Burundi – will convene in Nairobi between 1-6 April for the delivery of coaching and match official courses. The...
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...
Kenya Rugby League

Kenya Rugby League Federation recommended for Observer status

European Rugby League, which includes the Middle East Africa confederation, has recommended to the board of the International Rugby League that the officially-recognised Kenya Rugby League Federation be awarded Observer status. Kenya RLF chair,...
Middle East Africa Rugby League

Further rugby league expansion in Africa, and Montenegro granted Observer status

In encouraging news, the Middle East Africa region has put forward a new representative format that features a proposed four-tier competition with promotion and relegation. It will cater for the growing number of nations playing the sport...
Nigeria 2019 MEA Champions

2020 Middle East Africa Rugby League Championship postponed

Photo: Nigeria 2019 Middle East Africa Rugby League Champions The Rugby League European Federation board has confirmed the decision to postpone the 2020 Middle East Africa Championship, which was due to be held in...
Kenya Rugby League

Rebel Italian’s launch Rugby League Academy in Kenya

Date: 23/4/14

The Federazione Italiana rugby Football League (FIRFL) is growing visibly and has now officially announced another bead to their international stature: the Federleague, in fact, has signed an agreement with the “Kenya Rugby League Federation” for the creation of an “Rugby Academy”, which will be launched in the Watamu area, the location where the Italian National Rugby League team recently completed in an international rugby league match against their Kenyan selection.

Italy v Kenya Rugby League

Rugby League is a big hit in Kenya

Date: 27/3/14

The Italians (FIRFL) have rated their recent pioneering Kenyan International Tour “a great experience” and “a good test for our growth”, commented the National Rugby League Technical Commissioner Tyrone Sterry after the international match last Friday against Kenya.