In the build up to their European Championship C decider against Greece in London on 18 May , which doubles as a 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifier, Norge RL has delivered a successful level one coaching course in Oslo.
Norway ended their international season running in eight tries, two each to scrum half Simon Viljoen and loose forward Brett Harvey, as they won 46-6 in Partille, Sweden. “It’s pleasing to see how much depth we have coming through,” said Norge RL head coach Dave Hunter.
Norway is the latest country to complete its activities on the EU part-funded Training and Education Portal project.
Norge RL has named a 26-man train-on squad for their European Championship C – North opening fixture, in the Czech Republic on June 16 - the first match on the road to the 2021 World Cup in England.
Date: 1/12/17 (Photo Credit: RL Norge Facebook)
In their first campaign, Stavanger Storm have finished top of the expanded Norwegian rugby league championship, ahead of Porsgrunn Pirates. The season saw a seven-team competition, with sides spread over 1,800km, complete all the scheduled games, along with the national side competing in four fixtures, all unbeaten, in what is the most successful Norge RL campaign to date.
A hat trick from winger Ole Magnus Brekk proved to be the difference as Norway held on, despite a late Czech fight back, to win 30-26 in Krupka; the nations sharing 12 tries.
Current Nordic Cup holders Norway ran in eight tries – including a brace each to Stephen Mwikaria and Ole Magnus Brekk, who also kicked three goals – as they defeated Sweden 38-18 at the Bislett Stadium, Oslo.
International rugby league returns to Scandinavia on Saturday when current Nordic Cup holders Norway face Sweden at the Bislett Stadium, Oslo (kick off 2pm).