Sunday, September 25, 2022
Rugby League European Federation

Rugby League European Federation delegation visits Brussels

By Phil Caplan, Date: 11/3/13

A three-man RLEF delegation has returned from Brussels after a meeting hosted by Brian Simpson MEP, the chair of the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee.

Italy Rugby League

Italian Rugby League president revels in win over England

By Phil Caplan, Date: 20/10/13

FIRL President Orazio D'Arro has said that his nation’s 15-14 over co-hosts England in a World Cup warm up match at Salford is, “a great moment for the game in Italy.”

South Africa Rugby League

Western Cape Rugby League Association becomes a member Sports Council

Date: 4/5/13

The Western Cape Sports Council recently accepted the Western Cape Rugby League association as a member. Elton Davids of the Western Cape Sports Council commented: ”WP Sports Council is excited to have WP Rugby League as part of it's membership. Sports Council's are duty bound to acknowledge various codes, recognize their positive role in society while contributing to making this 'an active and winning nation”.

Italia Rugby Football League

FIRFL rugby league coaching course staged in Rome

By Joel Morgan, Date: 21/3/13

Tyrone Sterry led the first FIRFL Italian rugby league coaching course held on 18 and 19 March at Roma V. During the course, the Italian national coach Tyrone Sterry, underlined the fundamental importance of the role of the coach, which should be the point of reference for the whole group.

Australian Kangaroos

Sheens prepared for unknown Kiwi test

Date: 1/5/14

Australia coach Tim Sheens has admitted he is aware his team will be the firm favourites to beat an inexperienced New Zealand side in the upcoming Anzac Test but is preparing for a tough test from Kiwi players looking to prove a point. A strong Australian side will take on a youthful and inexperienced New Zealand team without a host of its star players.

Cook Islands hold on to defeat Lebanon

By Richard Cowley, Date: 8/10/12

Cook Islands fought off a late charge from the Lebanese to clinch victory at Crest Stadium, Bankstown on Sunday.

19 nations attend 2015 RL European Federation Congress in Belgrade


Date: 11/7/15

A total of 19 nations – 11 full, five affiliate and three observer – attended the 2015 RLEF Congress which included the annual council meeting, held for the first time in Eastern Europe, the Serbian RL acting as hosts in Belgrade.

Serbian Rugby League

Serbia train-on squad announced for Rugby League European Championship B

Date: 23/4/14

The Serbian Rugby League Federation has announced a 40-man train-on squad for the European B tournament which kicks off in Belgrade next month with a match against Ukraine.

Morocco Rugby League

Moroccan Ministry of Sport roadblock official recognition for rugby league in Morocco

Date: 20/1/15

The continuing struggle to obtain government recognition for rugby league in Morocco has reached a new phase following the added support of Claude Moraes, MEP for London and Chair of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee, who has agreed to look into the case and help raise the matter at EU level.

2019 Oceania Cup

2019 Oceania Cup to include NZ, Australia, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and PNG

Date: 5/3/19 

New Zealand is set to get a massive injection of international rugby league matches in 2019, with the Great Britain Rugby League Lions tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, and the inaugural Oceania Cup getting the green light.