Saturday, July 31, 2021
Middle East Africa Rugby League

Further rugby league expansion in Africa, and Montenegro granted Observer status

In encouraging news, the Middle East Africa region has put forward a new representative format that features a proposed four-tier competition with promotion and relegation. It will cater for the growing number of nations playing the sport...
Middle East Africa Rugby League

African nations welcome NRL coverage

For the first time, matches from the Australian men’s National Rugby League (NRL) are being broadcast in Africa, as part of a deal agreed by The Walt Disney Company Africa and shown on its ESPN channels.
Middle East Africa Rugby League

Middle East Africa Rugby League Federation steering group established

With significant increased rugby league activity - and more nations than ever before established and playing - the first steps have been taken to set up a federation for the sport in the Middle East and Africa...
NSW Country v South Africa

The curious case of rugby league in South Africa

If you were to walk down any of the streets in South Africa’s main cities of Johannesburg, Durban, or Cape Town, and ask the citizens of the Republic what their country’s rugby league team nickname is, you...
Nigeria 2019 MEA Champions

2020 Middle East Africa Rugby League Championship postponed

Photo: Nigeria 2019 Middle East Africa Rugby League Champions The Rugby League European Federation board has confirmed the decision to postpone the 2020 Middle East Africa Championship, which was due to be held in...
South Africa Rugby League

South African Rugby League talent set to shine at MEA Championship

Hosts South Africa, plan to showcase their domestic talent when they hold the 2020 Middle East Africa Championship against established nation Lebanon, defending champions Nigeria and 2019 runners up Morocco later in the year.

2020 Rugby League MEA Championship

Draw confirmed for 2020 Rugby League MEA Championship

The draw has been made for the men’s 2020 MEA Championship, with current holders Nigeria facing Lebanon for the first time. Likewise, hosts South Africa have an inaugural encounter with last year’s runners-up Morocco in the double-header semi finals on 13th October.

Nigeria Rugby League

Nations confirmed for 2020 Rugby League Middle East Africa Championship

Lebanon will return, alongside 2019 holders Nigeria, runners-up Morocco and hosts South Africa, to compete in this year’s Middle East Africa Championship, which will be held in Pretoria in the autumn.

South Africa Rugby League

South Africa to host the 2020 MEA Rugby League Championship

Photo: MEA Regioanl Director Remond Safi (left) congratulates JC Struss from South Africa

South Africa have won the bid to host the men’s 2020 Middle East and Africa Championship, which will take place in Pretoria next October.

2020 MEA Rugby League Championships

South Africa confirm participation in 2020 MEA Championships

After defeat to the Cook Islands in their 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifier at the weekend, South Africa has confirmed that their next step in rebuilding their international presence is to compete in the 2020 MEA Championships.