Wednesday, January 20, 2021
MEA Championships

Nations prepare for Middle East Africa rugby league championship

Preparations are well under way in all the four competing nations who will be part of the second Middle East Africa Championship, to be held in Lagos, Nigeria from 2-5 October; the hosts, fellow debutants Ghana and the Cameroon, and Morocco, who return to the international arena.

Nigeria Rugby League

Nigeria win 2019 MEA Championship held earlier this month

Earlier this month hosts Nigeria won the 2019 MEA Championship, defeating Morocco 38-10 at the TBS Cricket Oval, home of Lagos Cricket Club. Skipper and loose forward, London Broncos Sadiq Adebiyi scored a try in each half, Nigeria leading 18-4 at the break.

Ghana Rugby League

First regional rugby league courses to take place in Africa

As part of the second Middle East Africa Championship, to be held in Lagos, Nigeria in early October, the first regional coaching and match official courses will take place during that week. Led by RLEF coach educators Martin Crick and Phil Smith, they will be assisted by Lebanon’s Nayef abi Said.

2019 MEA Rugby League Championships

Middle East African nations name squads for championship

 All four nations have announced their initial train-on squads for the second Middle East Africa Championship, to be held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria from 2-5 October.

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...
Nigeria Rugby League

Broadcast deal for MEA Championships announced in Nigeria

Nigerian free-to-air television station YANGA! TV has become the first broadcaster to come on board to cover the Middle East Africa Championships, which will take place in Lagos from 2-5 October, 2019.

Rugby League Nigeria

Rugby League development taking place in Nigeria

Date: 4/8/14

Rugby League can't be criticized for standing still! Nigeria of all places, is taking up the greatest game and it is on the back of African nations like Ghana taking up rugby league.

In the last 24 months Nigeria have been flying under the radar but have been involved in various rugby league developmental activities.

Nigeria Rugby League

Middle East Africa Championship to be staged in Nigeria

Date: 22/3/19

Three nations on debut, and one returning to the international fold, will contest the second RLIF Middle East Africa Championship in October 2019. The event, staged over four days, will be hosted at the Teslim Balogum Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria, with the hosts facing fellow newcomers Ghana, and Cameroon - also making their bow - coming up against Morocco, who last played a representative fixture in the first tournament eight years ago.

Middle East Africa Rugby League

Middle East Africa Rugby League Federation steering group established

With significant increased rugby league activity - and more nations than ever before established and playing - the first steps have been taken to set up a federation for the sport in the Middle East and Africa...
Nigeria Rugby League

Nigeria Rugby League aim for Affiliate RLEF status

Date: 14/10/14

Rugby League Nigeria is now part of the Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) after the application of Rugby Sports 13 Foundation of Nigeria to become an Observer was accepted by the Federation making it the next West African country to be recognized following Ghana s acceptance.