The Espana Rugby League that was founded earlier this year and are planning to establish the 2014 LIGA ESPAÑOLA DE RUGBY LEAGUE and COPA DE ESPAÑA DE RUGBY LEAGUE.
The home side, CRAC (CR Alcoià Comtat) won the first tournament in the new WIBO Spanish 9s series which kicked off in Alicante.
Torrent Tigres came from behind to claim the third Spanish rugby league championship, beating Custodians Madrid 10-8 in a terrific encounter at the Alter Stadium, Torrent in front of an enthusiastic crowd of over 350.
In preparation for the Spanish 9s Championship, which starts on 8 November and will take in Alicante, Madrid, Torrent, Valencia and Albal, the first regional 9s has been held in the country, involving four sides from Valencia.
Torrent Tigers were the surprise winners, defeating favourites CR Alcoià Comtat 10-4 in the final.
By Phil Caplan, Date: 14/1/14
The RLEF has awarded Observer status to the Asociación Española de Rugby League, giving rugby league its first national presence in Spain.
The inaugural president of the Asociacion Espanol Rugby League has reflected positively on the organisation’s first year.
Salomé Sansano Zapata, who oversaw the creation of the AERL last August and its affiliation as an Observer of the RLEF in December, said: “The origin of rugby league in Spain arose from the love for this sport from a small group of passionate people who have, step by step, earned a lot of respect.