Friday, January 21, 2022
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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...
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...
Morocco Rugby League

Federation of Morocco Rugby League granted affiliate member status by RLEF

Morocco is set to become the fourth African nation to be granted affiliate member status, after their application was accepted by the Rugby League European Federation. It has now been forwarded to the board of International Rugby...
Morocco Rugby League

Morocco name four French-based players in their MEA train-on squad

Morocco have named four players who play in the French domestic league in their squad for the MEA Championship in Lagos, Nigeria from 2-5 October. Iliass Laachiri from Lyon, Carpentras’ Naji Anas, Adam Ed Diche from Union Sportive Ferralaise and Toulon’s Badreddine Medkouri (pictured) will all be meeting their team mates from the domestic leagues in the Nigerian capital.

Morocco Rugby League

Morocco Rugby League name coach for MEA Championships

On the back of the completion of their domestic championship, Morocco Rugby League has named Jérôme Alonso as their head coach for the MEA Championships in Nigeria in October, where they will initially face Cameroon. He will be assisted by Rachid Amraoui.

Morocco Rugby League

Moroccan Ministry of Sport roadblock official recognition for rugby league in Morocco

Date: 20/1/15

The continuing struggle to obtain government recognition for rugby league in Morocco has reached a new phase following the added support of Claude Moraes, MEP for London and Chair of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee, who has agreed to look into the case and help raise the matter at EU level.

Moroccan rugby union attempts to block GB Students Rugby League tour of Morocco

GB Student Pioneers return from tense rugby league tour of Morocco

By Phil Caplan, Date: 4/7/13

The Great Britain Student Rugby League Pioneers have returned from an eventful trip to Morocco, where their playing schedule was interrupted by a combination of rugby union intrusion and unavailable facilities.

GB Student Rugby League Pioneers

GB Student Rugby League Pioneers to head to Morocco

By Phil Caplan, Date: 31/5/13

The Great Britain Student Pioneers, who tour emerging countries in an effort to promote and develop rugby league will venture outside Europe for the first time since their formation in 2005, when they head to Morocco in June.

The Squad is assembled from players representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales students and has so far been to Estonia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Ukraine, Norway, Kazakhstan, Greece and Poland.

Morocco Rugby League

Twenty Moroccan rugby league coaches qualified in Casablanca

By Phil Caplan, Date: 19/4/13

The Moroccan Rugby League Federation, MRLF, has conducted a first coaching course since becoming officially recognised by the RLEF in 2012. The course was run by the French Federation’s Thierry Dumaine, supported by FMRL coach-tutor candidate Anas Mansour, in Casablanca.

“This signals a major development in our country,” said FMRL president Mustapha Jedoual. “I would like to take the opportunity to thank Thierry Dumaine for his visit, for his valuable advice and for the commitment he showed to our cause.”