Friday, January 21, 2022
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...
Nigeria Rugby League kit

Nigeria Rugby League sign kit deal and team up with fashion designer Mozie

The Nigeria Rugby League Association has become the first nation to benefit from the European Rugby League’s link up with Canterbury of New Zealand with the launch of their new kit. It has been...
Nigeria 2021

Rugby league kicks off again in Nigeria this weekend

The Northern Conference of the Nigerian Rugby League Championship kicks off again today (10 July) with holders Kano Lions facing Jos Miners and Zazzau Bulls taking on Gazelle. Lions head coach Umar Bau is looking forward to...
Toyibat comprehensive School vs Caro Favoured Schools

Junior rugby league begins to take hold in Nigeria and Ghana

An initial three school festival has taken place in Nigeria which will lead to a further five playing as part of an outreach development programme. Lagos Haven Rugby League Club hosted the event as part of the...
Rugby League Nigeria

Women’s rugby league kicks off today in Nigeria

The first competitive game of women’s rugby league kicks off later today in Nigeria, when Lagos Haven face Lagos Rhinos in the Western Conference. Three teams, The Kings the other, will play each other twice in a...
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 Rugby League

Nigeria rugby league season restarts this weekend

The Southern Conference of the Nigerian Rugby League Championship kicks off again this weekend, with Lagos Haven facing Lagos Rhinos and The Kings hosting Lagos Broncos, while Eko Trinity have the bye. “Nigeria Rugby...
Middle East Africa Rugby League

African nations welcome NRL coverage

For the first time, matches from the Australian men’s National Rugby League (NRL) are being broadcast in Africa, as part of a deal agreed by The Walt Disney Company Africa and shown on its ESPN channels.
Nigeria 2021

Nigeria Rugby League Association announce plans for 2021 season

Having made major strides in 2019, creating a domestic league structure, winning the Middle East Africa championship and attaining a world ranking, the Nigeria Rugby League Association’s expansion plans were understandably put on hold in 2020 due...