Friday, January 21, 2022
Donnybrook Cup

USA Ireland discuss re-establishing St Paddy’s Day match: AGM

In what could be a significant move for international rugby league, the USA and Ireland are exploring the possibility of re-establishing their former Donnybrook Cup match. News of the bilateral dialogue emerged at the...
Philippines v Portugal 2013 International 9's

IRL World Rankings: How realistic are they?

The latest IRB world rankings came out on December 10th and show the top four countries, in order, New Zealand, England, Tonga and Australia. The IRL states on its website that world rankings are...
European Rugby League Ball

Reaction from Euro nations to new Rugby League world rankings

Following the release of the new men’s, women’s and wheelchair world rankings by the IRL, there has been some significant movement for some European nations. In the men’s, Serbia – who played the most Test fixtures in...
CJ Cortalano USA

New York Freedom Pulls Out of NARL

In massive news in rugby league in the United States, the New York RLFC has announced that it is no longer part of the fledgling North American Rugby League (NARL). “The NARL have done...
WRL USA Redtails

USA v Canada Women’s Test Postponed

The inaugural women’s rugby league international between the United States and Canada has been postponed, largely due to the pandemic. The match between the USA Redtails and Canada Ravens had been scheduled to be...
California Rugby League

California Rugby League forced to realign

The California Rugby League (CRL) has opted to take the drastic step of realigning its competition in the wake of an all-in brawl involving three teams during a practice session in southern California. The...
USA Rugby League All Stars

Match Fitness Cited as Factor in USARL All-Star Game

Match fitness is being cited as one of the main factors in the final outcome of the 2021 USA Rugby League (USARL) All-Stars game. The South Conference kept its unbeaten run against the North...
WRL USA Redtails

USA Names Team for First Ever Women’s Rugby League International

The USA has named its squad for the history-making women’s rugby league international against Canada in October. The Redtails have announced a squad of 19 players for the USA’s first-ever test match. They’ll play...
Peter Illfield

Players Pressure USARL Chair to Step Down

Players, mainly associated with the stalled North American Rugby League (NARL), are pressing for the chairman of the US Association of Rugby League (USARL) Inc, Peter Illfield to step down. The players say they...

USA Rugby League extends olive branch to NARL teams

USA Rugby League (USARL) LLC has extended an open invitation to teams and players that had been preparing to be part of the inaugural season of the North American Rugby League (NARL) to consider joining its ranks.