Saturday, June 25, 2022

Spain warm up for World Cup trail with good win


Spain prepared for their opening European Championship C game, at home to Malta this Saturday in Valencia, with a 36-24 win over Italy B in Alicante.

The winners of European C - which also includes Greece - the Spaniards taking their place having beaten Latvia, will join five other nations in the 2016 European Qualifiers for the 2017 World Cup.

Rugby League World Cup European Qualifier to be staged in Monza

Date: 25/5/16

The third round of the Pool A European qualifiers for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup will kick off in one of Italy’s great sporting cities, Monza, nine miles north-east of Milan in the Lombardy region.

RLIF honour the founder of the Rugby League World Cup


Date: 29/3/16

The Rugby League International Federation has announced that the trophy awarded to the men's World Cup Winners has been named ‘The Paul Barriere Trophy‘.

Preview – European Qualifier Pool B: Match 3 – IRELAND v RUSSIA


Date: 28/10/16

Ireland bring in Warrington Wolves duo Joe Philbin and debutant Toby King – who will play alongside brother George – for their Pool B decider at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, against Russia on Saturday (kick off 5pm)

Fiji vs Wales RLWC 2017

Match Report: Fiji break records with crushing win over Wales


By John Davidson, Date: 5/11/17 (Photo Credit NRLPhotos)

Fiji have handed Wales their worst-ever World Cup loss, smashing them 72-6 in Townsville.

Wales to host World Cup qualifier in Llanelli

Date: 23/3/16

International Rugby League will be held in Llanelli for the first time in 16 years when Wales host Serbia in a Rugby League World Cup qualifying match on Saturday 15th October at Parc Stebonheath (kick-off 6pm).

USA Hawks Captain Mark Offerdahl

USA beats Jamaica in World Cup Qualifiers Opener


By Brian Lowe, Date: 5/12/15 (Photo Credit Davey Wilson)

On a chilly and blustery Friday night in Jacksonville, Florida, the USA Hawks hung on to beat Jamaica 20-14 in the opening game of the Firehouse Subs Rugby League World Cup Americas Region Qualifying series.

In what turned out to be a competitive and entertaining match, the home team edged the visitors by four tries to three after leading narrowly10-6 at halftime.

Jamaica name squad for RLWC Qualifiers with core from UK Competition


Date: 25/11/15

Thirteen of Jamaica’s designated 20-man squad for the Firehouse Subs Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers – Americas, which start in Florida next week, come from the Championship or League 1 in the UK.

A trio of players travel over from Hunslet Hawks – Danny Thomas, Mo Agoro and Richie Barnett – with Batley and Keighley each providing a pair.

RLWC2017 Qualifiers Kick-off in May with Latvia up against Spain

Date: 13/5/15

The road to the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, to be held in the Antipodes, will begin a month from now in Riga on 9th May, when Latvia take on Spain in a knockout encounter.

The winners will become the final side in this year’s European C tournament, which will form part of the qualifying process that will see three more European sides join the seven already announced as seeds, together with further qualifiers from four other continents to make up the 14 nations.

Tonga Rugby League

Experience returns for Tonga


Date: 14/11/17 (Photo Credit NRLPhotos)

Experienced internationals Michael Jennings and Sam Moa will be back for Tonga in the Rugby League World Cup quarter final in Christchurch on Saturday.