The inaugural Spanish Rugby League 9s Championship, which begins on 8th November, will see matches played in a festival format in three cities over five rounds.
Kit suppliers Wibo have agreed to sponsor the competition and each round will see three teams play, with an overall classification then being drawn up to determine the three sides who will make the final, which will be held in the city of the highest ranking team.
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.
The eighth club registered to play rugby league in Spain, and sixth in the county of l'Horta, has been established.
Torrent Tigres RLC are intending to make their debut at the inaugural Spanish 9s later this year and enter the National League Championship in 2015.
The AERL - Spanish Association of Rugby League - has launched their inaugural Rugby League 9's competition to be played in the close-season.
The winter competition will also help develop new Spanish referees and maintain active players before the National League Championship re-starts in summer 2015.
Ciencias Valencia have picked up their first silverware, winning the inaugural Spanish Cup on a sweltering afternoon in the city.
The final of the six-team tournament was a triangular competition of three 40 minute games, also involving Alcoià Comtat de Alicante and newly-crowned league champions Irreductibles Edetans.
Irreductibles Edetans have won the first-ever Spanish ‘Campeonato Nacional de Liga’, finishing top of the league ladder by two points from Ciencias Rugby Valencia.
Four teams played six matches each from March to June, with only four points separating them after the final round of games.
The AERL - Spanish Association of Rugby League – has announced the creation of a seventh club and the first in the capital, Griffons RL Madrid.
The side is the first to be run by the AERL delegation in the region, their plan being to form another two or three teams - including within the university sector - to rival the expanding Valencia-Alicante group in 2015.
Coach Darren Fisher and skipper Aitor Davila have been reflecting on Spain’s entry in to the rugby league Test arena, which saw them beat Belgium 12-10 on Saturday in Brussels, in their first international hit out.
With six clubs having been formed this year in their domestic competition, the result has proved to be a big boost to the development of the sport in the country.
BELGIUM 10 SPAIN 12 – Brussels
Spain came from 10-2 down just before the hour to defeat Belgium 12-10 in the their first-ever rugby league Test encounter.