Turkey Rugby League has staged their debut international, their U21s going down 26-4 to Serbia, at the Ataturk Sport stadium in Istanbul. The visitors raced into a 20-0 lead at half time, outstanding Vladimir Milutinovic with all but four of their points - posting four tries and three goals - Luka Raskovic with their other touchdown.
Six men’s and four women’s teams have taken part in the first rugby league 9s tournament to held in Istanbul, at the Beylerbeyi Stadium.
The Turkish Rugby League Association has been awarded Observer status by the RLEF. The development follows a busy period in the country with the TRLA completing its first domestic championship involving five clubs, hosting two international beach events, as well as participating in the inaugural Balkans Super League.