Thailand recorded their first ever international victory on January 30 with a 46-10 win over Japan in a friendly at Redfern Oval in Sydney Australia.
The historic match was the first between the two Asian countries and was played in Australia as both teams were competing in the Cabramatta International Nines tournament.
THAILAND RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Note: There are two bodies currently developing the game in Thailand. The Thailand Rugby League and the Thailand Rugby League Association. This page refers to the Thailand Rugby League.
Information on this page was updated - 29/8/2013
Foundation Year - 2011
International Team - Thailand Chang, Thailand Rugby League
Top level domestic competition - Thailand National Rugby League Premiership kicks off Sept 2014
By Richard Cowley, Date: 10/10/12
Thailand Rugby League joins a long list of organisations taking rugby league to new parts of the globe. Ahead of their international clash against other new comers Philippines, We ask Andrew Charles from Thailand Rugby League a few questions about rugby league in Thailand.
THAILAND RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW (Thailand Rugby League Association)
Note: There are two bodies currently developing the game in Thailand. The Thailand Rugby League and the Thailand Rugby League Association. This page refers to the Thailand Rugby League Association.
Information on this page was updated - 23/7/2014
Foundation Year - 2012
International Team - Thailand Stars
Top level domestic competition - 4 team domestic competition is due to start in 2015.
In what is a great sign for the progress rugby league is making in Thailand, the Thailand Rugby League have announce the following International fixtures for 2015.
By Thailand Stars RL
We are pleased to announce the following players will be representing Thailand in the second Asia Cup tournament.
We have 12 players making their debut for the Stars in which 7 of these are Thai Nationals. We are delighted to have grown our participation rates in 12 months.
By Richard Cowley, Date: 24/6/14
Like all things in rugby league nothing is as simple as it seems. There are currently two separate bodies flying the flag for Rugby League in Thailand. RLP does not take sides and will report updates from both nations as they come to hand. This article by RLP is the latest from the TRL.