Friday, August 7, 2020

Lebanon and Cook Islands name squads for Test at Belmore on Sunday

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Date: 7/5/16

Nine of the 17 that clinched a berth in next year’s World Cup are included in the 17-man Lebanon squad which faces Cook Islands at Belmore this Sunday.

Hungary Rugby League

Hungary and Greece prepare for first rugby league test match

Greek Rugby League

By Phil Caplan, Date:24/10/13

As the 2013 Rugby League World Cup gets underway, two fledgling nations will also take their first steps in battle on Sunday in their Test match debuts and with an eye on qualifying for the 2017 global extravaganza. 

Fiji 2017 RLWC

Fiji 2017 RLWC in review – Win over Kiwis defining moment for Bat

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By Rich Cowley, Date: 30/11/17 (Photo Credit NRLPhotos)

Fijian Rugby League came of age during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup tournament. The Bati captured the public's imagination not only back in Fiji but across the rugby league world.

Russian Association of Rugby League Clubs

Russian Rugby League Board appoint new president

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The Association of Russian Rugby League Clubs board of directors has announced Alexander Kolikov as its new president. Kolikov has been involved with the sport in the country since 1983, and as a highly...

Russia 20 defeat Serbia 6 in Rugby League European Championship match

Date: 22/6/14

Russia maintained their unbeaten start to the competition with a testing win in rain-sodden Naro-Fominsk.

Conditions were tough throughout with the game played in a relentless downpour, the Bears making the perfect start when Mikhail Nisiforov and Kiril Kosharin exchanged passes down the left on a 50 metre break, , Kosharin sliding over in the first minute, Aleksandr Lysokon converting.

Russia

Italy 22 sneak home against Russia 18 in European Championship B Game 5

Date: 27/7/14

Italy went to the top of the table after winning the battle of the previously unbeaten nations but were pushed all the way by the Russians, both sides scoring three tries.

What undid the Bears in the closing stages was their indiscipline, conceding three kickable penalties and nine in the second half in total culminating in the late sin binning of Anatoly Grigorev for dissent, and the dismissal of Ruslan Izmailov after the whistle for his protestations to referee Tom Mather.

WRL Canada v PNG

Canada Ravens comment on their 2021 Women’s Rugby League World Cup schedule

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Photo Credit: NRLPhotos Organisers of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) have released the schedules for the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments and it hasn’t taken long for teams involved to start...
Pretty Girls Play Rugby League' campaign

Ghana Rugby League launch ‘Pretty Girls Play Rugby League’ campaign

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Rugby League Federation Ghana has launched a new marketing and recruitment campaign specifically aimed at women and girls, with the intention of having at least four women’s clubs playing by 2021. The concept is...
Kangaroos

Hybrid game not a big deal among fans: poll

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If response to Rugby League Planet’s latest poll on social media is anything to go by, the proposed hybrid game between the Australian Kangaroos rugby league side and New Zealand’s all-conquering All Blacks rugby union team is...

Denmark defeat Norway in Nordic Cup

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Date: 9/8/16

A hat-trick on either side of half-time by Danish winger Mads Hansen, one of seven debutants in their side, saw Denmark defeat Sweden 50-18 in Roskilde, in the final match of the 2016 Nordic Cup, already won by Norway.