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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.