The England Lionhearts from the Midlands region have returned from a successful two-match tour of Greece facing club sides.
In the first match, four tries from winger Matt Dudley were the highlight as A.E.K. were beaten 64-14 in Athens. Adam Clifford finished with 24 points from two tries and eight goals, James Derry, Mike Florey, Nathan Parker, Jon Doughty, David Beever and Dean Thompson with their other touchdowns. The hosts, who are recently formed, replied before the break with a score from Polymeneas Pavlos, Varypatis Panos and Syti Giorgin with a try and a conversion their other scorers.
Australia head coach Tim Sheens has named his 19 man squad to play USA at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium on Saturday (13:00).
Despite the backdrop of conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Russian and Ukrainian national rugby league teams will face one another in Belgrade on Saturday (4 July, 6pm kick off) in the ninth match of European Championship B 2014-15.
Russia sits in second place on the table, behind Serbia and ahead of Italy on points difference. Victory in Belgrade will guarantee the Bears a place in the European qualifying tournament next year for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
Game two of the NRLB Nationale Kampioenschap at Delft Rugby Club saw Rotterdam City Pitbulls emerge victorious, 30-20, over Amsterdam City Cobras in another thrilling encounter to level the series.
The game was in doubt until the closing stages, Pitbulls skipper Jorge Vazquez outstanding and big Amsterdam prop Kirby McKean their best along with Patrick Ufkes.
Ghana Rugby League has stepped up their preparations for the 2019 MEA Championship, due to be held in Lagos, Nigeria from 2-5 October. The Leopards first came on the rugby league radar in July 2014 when hosting the GB Student Pioneers at the El-Wak Sports Stadium in Accra.
History was made at the Fouad Chehab stadium, Jounieh when a crowd of around 1,000 saw the Lebanon Junipers women’s side face their Italian counterparts in a debut for both nations, and the first women’s international in the Middle East region.
Some great news from the Pacific Nation of Vanuatu with the 4th instalment of the annual rugby league State of Origin fixture finally going ahead on Saturday in what has been a tough year for the people of Vanuatu.
The clash between the Port Vila Fire Ants and the Santo Boars was due to be played on the 21st of November but had to be rescheduled after Air Vanuatu cancelled the flight that was due to take the Port Vila team to Santo.
By Joel Morgan, Date: 1/4/13
A major opportunity for FIRFL Secretary General and former Azzurri XIII Pierluigi Gentile will result in a boost for the rugby league movement in Italy with the Gladiators Roma Coach being appointed the new General Director of Rugby CittÃ di Frascati â€“ a semi-professional rugby club in the Serie B tier.