South African Rugby League today announced the formation of another club, the Pretoria East Rabbitohs. The Rabbitohs will play under the Northwest Province, along with the Stilfontein Hurricanes. The Rabbitohs might be a new club, but they boast several Rhino (National Team) players and have very experienced coaches and management in Tjaart van der Walt, Jonothan Soares and Deon Kraemer. The club will play from their home base in Potchefstroom and big things are expected of them, especially with such a strong roster of players.
By Phil Caplan, Date: 29/11/12
The last few weeks have seen a marked increase in rugby league activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 3rd November Banja Luka hosted the â€˜Open Championship of the Republic of Srpskaâ€™, which saw four Serbian and two Bosnian clubs face each other at 9s.
By Brian Lowe, Date: 22/6/18
It may have been a rest day for the England and New Zealand players in Denver and while they may have skipped the gym and practice sessions Thursday, they did anything but just sit around twiddling their thumbs.
Moving into its ninth year, the Ukrainian Federation of Rugby League has revealed ambitious plans for an extensive expansion of the sport in 2015 which will see more teams than ever before play the sport, despite the political situation that continues to affect the country.
At a meeting in L`viv, western Ukraine, UFRL president Artur Martyrosyan mapped out next year’s competition structure which will see eight sides compete in the flagship Championship of Ukraine, underpinned by a second division, a new national cup competition and continued junior development at U21, U18, U16 and U12 level, which will see over 200 matches take place in total.
The Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) team the PAL Tamaraws go into the 2nd Rugby League Asian Cup at the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy in San Narciso, Zambales, Philippines on October 21, with a very different side to the one that won the inaugural Asian Cup in Thailand in 2012.
Sheffield Eagles will open their defence of the Kingstone Press Championship title with a historic fixture against newly-promoted Rochdale Hornets at their new home, Owlerton Stadium.
The 2013 grand final winners host Rochdale on Sunday February 16 in a repeat of their first ever game as a professional club, which was also played at Owlerton back in September 1984 when the Eagles won 29-10.
By David Mitchell, Date: 27/7/12
Scotland U18 were unable to build on a competitive first half as they fell to a heavy defeat at Sunnyside.
The young Scots trailed 10-4 at the break, Hull KR scrum-half Louis Senterâ€™s unconverted try bookended by two from England centre Pete Szwandt. But the visitors raised their game after the interval and prop Craig Fairfieldâ€™s try was the only Scottish highlight in a largely one-sided second half.
Supporters will be able to watch England Rugby League Elite Men’s squad live on the Our League app when they take on France at Leigh Sports Village on Wednesday, October 17 (KO 7.45pm).