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Rugby League Planet – Italy snapshot and rugby league results

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ITALIAN RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW

This page was updated 14/3/14

Foundation Year - 1960

International Team - Federazione Italiana Rugby League

Highest finish in World Cup - Runner-up Emerging Nations World Cup Final (2000)

Top level domestic competition - Italy currently has two independant bodies who run rugby league in Italy the FIRL (Official) and the FIRFL.

Rugby League Ireland map

Rugby League Planet – Ireland snapshot and rugby league results

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IRELAND RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW

This page was last updated 11/4/14

Foundation Year - 1995

International Team - Wolfhounds

Highest finish in World Cup - Qualifying Semi-Final (2008), Quarter Final (2000)

Top level domestic competition - Ireland's domestic rugby league competition has been running since 1997. Ireland currently have 6 teams playing in the Elite League. The competition runs from May through to August. Ireland also run a north and south conference which have 4 teams each. In 2009 histroy was made with the kickoff of a new Northern Ireland 4 team competition.

Malta Rugby League

Roderick Attard to sign with Gateshead Thunder

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Malta Rugby League 14/12/2009

Roderick Attard is on the verge of becoming the first Maltese born and bred rugby player to be contracted to a professional rugby league club abroad when he signs with the Gateshead Thunder this week.

Norway Rugby League

Norwegian national rugby league team The Vikings play friendly

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Norway Rugby League  23/9/2009

On Saturday 19th September the Norwegian national team "The Vikings" played a friendly match against a Barbarians side made up of players from big rugby playing nations like Australia, NZ, South Africa and the UK. The Norwegians second stance on home soil was a big success with the home side recording a whopping 76-16 win over the Barbarians.

Norway Rugby League

Lillestrom Lions RLK – The first ever RL Club in Scandinavia

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NORWAY RUGBY LEAGUE 22/9/2009

With Rugby League on the rise throughout Europe, Norway have also joined the Rugby League family. Next year Norway plan to start a 4 team domestic season which will have 3 Rugby Union Clubs who have shown expressed interest in playing League matches in 2010. Along with the 3 Union clubs a brand new club has been formed.

Malta Rugby League

Thunderstorm called up for Malta Rugby League

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Malta Rugby League 5/9/2009

Gateshead Thunder prop forward Chris Parker has been named in the train-on squad for Malta's upcoming home international against touring English amateur club, Bamber Bridge.

The 27-year-old forward, a Gateshead Storm junior, was the Thunder's most improved player in 2008.

Denmark Rugby League

Denmark RL will host Norway in their first international fixture

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Denmark Rugby League 11/8/2009

Denmark will host Norway for their first international fixture. The game will be played at the Danish Technical University on Saturday, 22nd August 2009.

Denmark Rugby League

Denmark Rugby League Forbund host Scottish Rugby League President

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Denmark Rugby League 15/7/2009

The Dansk Rugby League Forbund were delighted to welcome the President of Scottish Rugby League, John Risman, to Copenhagen on July 13, 2009. The World renowned international Rugby League trainer took a mixed men and women training session of players from the Copenhagen area.