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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...
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.

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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...
Nigeria Rugby League

New Nigeria Rugby League Association accepted by RLEF

Date: 19/12/18

A new Nigeria Rugby League Association has replaced the previous governing body as Observer members of the RLEF, following a number of inactive years by the old federation.

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

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.

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.
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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...
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.

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.