Rugby League

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07/12/2015
Rugby League Cup Qualifiers
New USA head coach Brian McDermott tasted victory in his first game in charge, as the Hawks held on to defeat Jamaica 20-14 in the opening match of the Firehouse Subs World Cup Qualifiers – Americas, in Jacksonville , Florida.
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03/12/2015
USA and Jamaica name match day squad World Cup Opener
USA Hawks and Jamaica have named their 19-man squads for the opening match in the Firehouse Subs World Cup Qualifiers – Americas, which kicks off tomorrow (4th December) at the Hodges Stadium, University of North Florida, in Jacksonville.
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03/12/2015
Expanded Spanish Rugby League Championship kicks off
The opening round of matches have been held in the new Spanish Rugby League Championship, which has been expanded to eight teams.
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03/12/2015
Czech Rugby League celebrate record 2015 season
Despite a one-sided Grand Final, which saw table-toppers Orli Havlickuv Brod impressively defeat nearest rivals Czech Rabbitohs 62-0
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01/12/2015
Ghana RL elects new board and sets objectives for growth
Ghana Rugby League has elected a new Board of Directors, signalling a revamping for the sport in the country
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30/11/2015
Netherlands RL work in schools with special education needs
Netherlands Rugby League Bond has started a new programme working in schools for children with special educational needs.
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30/11/2015
Over 220 coaches and match officials graduate
As a result of the recently completed, 18-month, Leadership Devolution Project, 31 technical educators have been qualified and 224 new Level 1 coaches and match officials are now supporting the continuing growth of rugby league in Europe.
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27/11/2015
Wolverines name 20-man squad for World Cup Qualifiers
Canada Rugby League’s new head coach, Aaron Zimmerle, has arrived in the country and begun overseeing preparations for the Firehouse Subs World Cup Qualifiers – Americas, which start in eight days’ time in Florida.
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25/11/2015
Core of Reggae Warriors for Rugby League World Cup Qualifier
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.
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24/11/2015
Nine domestic clubs represented in USA Rugby League
Nine domestic clubs are represented in the final 20-man squad named by USARL for their two Firehouse Subs World Cup Qualifiers
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23/11/2015
Vereya celebrate victory in expanded Russian rugby league
As Russian rugby league prepares for next autumn’s World Cup Qualifiers – Europe, the stronghold village of Vereya, 80km to the south of Moscow, is once again celebrating silverware, after their Bears RLFC heroically defeated resurrected Moscow Magicians, 28-24
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20/11/2015
Czech Rugby League mourns loss of Vaclav 'Venca' Fischer
Czech Rugby League is in mourning following the sudden death of RLC Krupka Dragons and Czech international player Vaclav 'Venca' Fischer.
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20/11/2015
Brian McDermott ready for USA Rugby League World Cup
“I'm a strong believer in the notion that, once you've found what you have a talent for, with enough sacrifice, anything can be accomplished,” is the message USA head coach Brian McDermott is set to impress on his new charges.
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20/11/2015
Canada Wolverines Players to Watch
Canada RL board member Paul O’Keefe has highlighted some of the players in the Wolverines squad to look out for, as they prepare for the Firehouse Subs 2017 World Cup Qualifiers – Americas, due to start in Florida on 4 December.
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17/11/2015
Dorcol win Serbian rugby league Grand Final
Serbian champion club Dorcol created more history when they regained the title with a 50-34 win over Partizan at FC Radnicki Novi Beograd Stadium
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13/11/2015
Inaugural Belgian Rugby league Championship gears up
The Belgian Rugby League Association has announced the launch of its first-ever rugby league club competition
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13/11/2015
Reggae Warriors name train-on squad
Jamaica has released the names of a 53-man train-on squad for the Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers
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13/11/2015
Groundbreaking meeting for the development of rugby league
n a groundbreaking move for the sport, representatives from the Rugby Football League (RFL), the Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) and the Fédération Française de Rugby à XII
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11/11/2015
USA Hawks name squad for Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers
As tickets go on sale in Florida this week for the Firehouse Subs Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers – Americas, the hosts have named their train-on squad for their matches against Jamaica and Canada
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09/11/2015
USA Hawks in good shape for McDermott's arrival
Despite defeat in the Colonial Cup to Canada, according to USARL chairman and Hawks coach for the two-game series, Peter Illfield, the national side are making progress.
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09/11/2015
World Cup European Qualifiers draw
Exactly a year before the 14th and final nation playing in the next Rugby League World Cup is known, the draw has been made the European Qualifiers in Paris
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09/11/2015
European Qualifiers draw to be made tomorrow in Paris
The draw for the 2016 European Qualifiers for RLWC2017 will take place in Paris tomorrow (Wednesday November 4th) at 6.00pm (CET)
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09/11/2015
Spanish Rugby League Cup under way
Edetans Montcada will face Valencian Warriors and Córdoba Fénix go up against Custodians Madrid Miners on 14 and 15th November for places in the Spanish Cup final.
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24/07/2015
English Colleges embark on two game tour to Czech Republic
A 19-man tour group representing English Colleges has arrived in the Czech Republic to play two games against the Czech U20s in Vrchlabí.
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19/06/2015
Ukraine rugby league benefit from England Lionhearts visit
Despite narrowly losing out in the Artur Martyrosyan Memorial Cup, defeated 32-24 by the visiting English Lionhearts at the Spartak stadium in Kiev, Ukraine RL have hailed the contest as being immensely valuable.
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19/06/2015
In-form Germans host Netherlands
Germany will be seeking to maintain their unbeaten run against the Netherlands when the sides meet in Gnarrenburg, north of Bremen, on Saturday.
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19/06/2015
Greek rugby league runs coaching activity
The final technical activity of the EU-backed Leadership Devolution Project took place in Athens, with 13 local coaches receiving their Level 1 qualification from RLEF coaching manager Martin Crick.
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15/06/2015
Malta Rugby League qualifies new match officials
In the build up to their international with Belgium at Headingley Carnegie Stadium next Sunday (21st June, 12.30pm kick off), MRL have qualified four new referees, following a course held at Sliema’s Waterfront Hotel.
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15/06/2015
Anderson Hails '400 Man' Brough
Huddersfield Giants Head Coach Paul Anderson has paid tribute his captain Danny Brough ahead of the half-back’s 400th career appearance.
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15/05/2015
Serbia rugby league renew friendships with England Lionheart
Nine years ago, the Serbian rugby league community made a strong friendship with the English Lionhearts, the representative from the then Rugby League Conference, who were first major international team to travel to Belgrade to support growth of the sport in the region.
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15/05/2015
European Championship B - Serbia v Russia - Preview
Serbia look to hold on to their lead at the top of the table against their nearest rivals, as European Championship B recommences this weekend in Belgrade.
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12/05/2015
R.L European Fed Board Meeting discusses range of issues
The RLEF held its second Board Meeting of the year on Monday, attended by Rugby League International Federation chairman Nigel Wood and, for the first time, newly appointed RLIF CEO David Collier, OBE.
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11/05/2015
Spain on road to Rugby League World Cup 2017
Spain join Malta and Greece in the next phase of the Rugby League World Cup 2017 qualifiers later this summer, after their 32-12 win against Latvia at the Upesciema Stadions, Upesciems, just outside Riga, in a European Championship C qualifying tie.
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08/05/2015
Road to World Cup 2017 starts in Riga on Saturday
The Rugby League World Cup 2017 qualifiers begin at the Upesciema Stadions, Upesciems, just outside Riga on Saturday (9th May, kick off 3pm) when Latvia host Spain to determine who will take the final place in European Championship C 2015, alongside Malta and Greece.
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06/05/2015
University rowers in medal-winning form at BUCS Regatta
There was a gold, a silver and two bronze medals for University of Bath rowers as they continued their impressive 2015 form at the British Universities & Colleges [BUCS] Regatta, staged at Nottingham Water Sports Centre.
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06/05/2015
Hungary hosts rugby league coaching seminar
The final Hungarian activity of the Leadership Devolution Project - co-funded by the EU, the RLIF and RLEF - took place in Budapest, attended by Hungarian, Irish, Italian and Greek delegates.
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04/05/2015
Serbian rugby league U18 defeat Bosnia Herzegovina juniors
Full back Vladimir Milutinovic was the star of the show, contributing 20 points from two tries and a perfect six goals, as Serbia’s U18s beat Bosnia and Herzegovina’s juniors 36-6 away in Vitez.
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17/02/2015
Lebanon take Middle East Africa U18 rugby league series
Lebanon’s U18s defeated their Saudi Select counterparts in both games played in Beirut this weekend to take the MEA Junior Championship.
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17/02/2015
Lebanese Rugby League Federation launch new season
At the start of their 17th season of domestic rugby league, the Lebanese Rugby League Federation’s seven-strong board, headed by president Mohamed Habbous, have had a new four-year mandate ratified by the Ministry of Youth and Sport in Beirut.
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17/02/2015
Euro Federation runs first all-continental officials course
As part of the comprehensive 18-month RLEF-EU Leadership Devolution Project, the RL European Federation has run its first ever technical development course conducted for Continental candidates.
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12/02/2015
Six new Belgian rugby league coaches qualify
The Belgian Rugby League Association hosted the latest stage of the joint RLEF-EU Leadership Devolution Project in Brussels led by RLEF
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12/02/2015
Irreductibles crowned inaugural Spanish rugby 9s champs
The inaugural Espana rugby league national 9s tournament has been successfully completed, with Irreductibles CREM crowned champions.
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12/02/2015
Irreductibles crowned inaugural Spanish rugby 9s champs
The inaugural Espana rugby league national 9s tournament has been successfully completed, with Irreductibles CREM crowned champions.
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11/02/2015
Schools rugby league programme started in Spain
Rugby league is being introduced to schools in Spain with the first part of a programme launched successfully in Guadassuar, Valencia.
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11/02/2015
First rugby league match officials qualify in Belgium
Belgian rugby league has qualified its first technical tutors, following the completion of the match officials segment of the joint EU-RLEF Leadership Devolution Project in Brussels.
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11/02/2015
Int'l rugby league returns to Headingley Carnegie Stadium
International rugby league will return to the stadium where it all started in 1908, and staged the 1970 World Cup final.
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26/01/2015
Unique collaboration between Italian and Spanish RL
FIRL (Federazione Italiana Rugby League) and AERL (Spanish Association of Rugby League) have agreed to collaborate on the joint development of rugby league in both countries.
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04/11/2014
GB Luge’s national development squad adopts Bath as training
The Great Britain luge team has become the latest Olympic Winter sport team to officially adopt the University of Bath as a training base.
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13/10/2014
Legion XIII take Ukraine rugby league title
The oldest club in the Ukraine, Legion XIII from Kharkov, claimed the championship crown, defeating Crimea-based CEPU from Simferopol in the Grand Final, 36-6.
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22/09/2014
Rugby League European Championship Serbia 45 - Italy 6
Serbia threw the 2014-15 European Championship B wide open at the half-way stage with their second-ever win over Italy, producing a massive shock at the Makis Stadium, Belgrade to move top of the table on points difference.
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22/09/2014
Palestinian youngster adds to RL education in Salford
Palestine Rugby League has taken a further step forward with one of its many talented youngsters, Khaled Issa, having trained with Super League club Salford Red Devils.
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22/09/2014
Jamaica Rugby League will crown new champions
A new champion will be crowned in Jamaica's premier rugby league competition after Liguanea Dragons upset defending champions Duhaney Park Red Sharks in their semi-final and GC Foster got past Jamaica Defence Force.
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07/09/2014
Giants Sign Learmonth to Super League Contract
Huddersfield Giants have signed their 19 year old prop forward Mick Learmonth to a one year Super League contract for 2015
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06/09/2014
Germany and Catalonia Lose Status
The Rugby League European Federation has revoked Germany’s Affiliate Membership and Catalonia’s Observer status.
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06/09/2014
Spanish Rugby League dream becoming a reality
The inaugural president of the Asociacion Espanol Rugby League has reflected positively on the organisation’s first year.
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06/09/2014
Eight nations receive rugby league coach-tutor training
Coach-tutor trainees from Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Malta and Spain received training from RLEF Coaching Manager Martin Crick and his team of Thierry Dumaine of the Catalan Dragons, Tiziano Franchini and Remond Safi, in London as part of the RLEF’s EU-backed Leadership Devolution Project.
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01/09/2014
Ghana achieves Observer status
The RLEF has awarded Observer status to Ghana Rugby League, giving the sport its first official presence in West Africa.
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22/08/2014
Russian Rugby League votes in new President
Following its AGM, the Russian rugby league (ARLK) has voted Dmitry Belov as its new president.
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22/08/2014
South Africa Rugby League spreads into North West province
South Africa Rugby League has announced the formation of two new clubs to play in the North West province and compete in the Protea Cup; Pretoria East Rabbitohs and Stilfontein Hurricanes.
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22/08/2014
Denmark rugby league revel in Nordic Cup success
A comprehensive 44-6 success over holders Sweden in Copenhagen last weekend, building on earlier victory against Norway in Osl
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11/08/2014
Denmark announce RL Nordic Cup squad to face Sweden
Denmark RL has announced their 25-man squad for the Nordic Cup clash against holders Sweden on 16th August at the DTU playing grounds, Lyngby, Copenhagen (kick off 2pm)
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11/08/2014
Spain to establish rugby league 9s
The AERL - Spanish Association of Rugby League - has launched their inaugural Rugby League 9's competition to be played in the close-season.
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11/08/2014
Rotterdam level Dutch rugby league derby series
Game two of the NRLB Nationale Kampioenschap at Delft Rugby Club saw Rotterdam City Pitbulls emerge victorious, 30-20, over Amsterdam City Cobras in another thrilling encounter to level the series.
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11/08/2014
Rugby League 2014 European Championship fixtures released
France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will meet each other in the autumn after the draw was confirmed for the 2014 European Championships.
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11/08/2014
International Federation announce latest World Rankings
Following a summer of Test match rugby league across the continents, the new world rankings have been announced by the International Federation, the first since the 2013 World Cup.
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30/07/2014
European Championship B, Game 5 - Italy 22 Russia 18
Italy went to the top of the table after winning the battle of the previously unbeaten nations but were pushed all the way by the Russians, both sides scoring three tries.
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27/07/2014
European Championship B, Game 5 Italy V Russia – Preview
The top two teams in European Championship B face off in the beautiful Alpine town of Gemona on Saturday (26th July), with Italy official Kelly Rolleston labelling it as a: “Must win game”.
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27/07/2014
Sweden continues its rugby league progress
As they prepare to make their entry in this season’s Nordic Cup, with a match against Denmark in Copenhagen on 16th August, holders Sweden are hoping continued domestic progress will help them become the first Scandinavian nation to win the trophy twice.
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23/07/2014
Reggae Warriors pleased with Toronto display
In front of a crowd of over 3,000 despite heavy rain, Jamaica just missed out on claiming the fourth annual Caribana Trophy, losing 24-20 to Canada in Toronto.
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22/07/2014
Schools rugby league gaining momentum in Lebanon
The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has pointed to its expanding school’s rugby league championship, sponsored by construction and telecommunications company GMEA for the third successive year, as an indicator of further growth of the sport in the country.
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22/07/2014
Swedish side wins 2014 Czech rugby league International 9s
The fourth annual CZRLA International 9s Tournament, held in Pardubice, has been won by the Skane Roosters ensuring that the competition has had a different victor from a different nation each time.
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22/07/2014
One week to go until eagerly awaited Children’s Day 2014
There is now just one week to go until the hugely anticipated Children's Day 2014 kicks off.
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22/07/2014
Amsterdam take Dutch derby spoils
Amsterdam Cobras won the first game in the NRLB Nationale Kampioenschap, defeating Rotterdam City Bulldogs 28-20 in the baking heat at their Rugby Bond Stadium home.
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22/07/2014
England Colleges continue Belgium’s rugby league education
Hat tricks from Josh William and Tom Blakey were the highlights as England Colleges won 72-6 in Brussels against a young Belgium XIII.
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21/07/2014
Dutch derby added to rugby league calendar
This Saturday, 19th July, will see the inaugural ‘NRLB Nationale Kampioenschap’ kick off in the Netherlands, with the first of a two-game series played between the big city rivals as the Amsterdam City Cobras face Rotterdam City Pitbulls.
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21/07/2014
Rugby league Reggae Warriors ready to face Canada
The Jamaica Rugby League Association has announced their 22-man initial squad to face Canada at the Lamport Stadium in Toronto on Saturday (July 19) kick off 7pm.
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21/07/2014
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP C, GAME 2 - CZECH REPUBLIC 8 MALTA 34
A hat trick from full back Andrew Muscat was the highlight as Malta made it one win from two in European Championship C, beating the Czech Republic 34-8 at the Tis Rugby League Field, Havlickuv Brod.
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11/07/2014
Chairman hails European rugby league growth
Rugby League European Federation chairman Maurice Watkins CBE, has hailed the continued progress of the organisation, with the publication of its annual report.
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10/07/2014
European Championship C, Game 2 - Czech Republic prepare
Czech Republic make their debut in European Championship C when they face Malta on Saturday evening (12th July) at the Tis Rugby League Field, Havlickuv Brod.
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09/07/2014
England Youth international signs with the Claret and Gold
Huddersfield Giants are pleased to announce the signing of current Giants 16’s Academy player and England Youth international Izaac Farrell on a two year professional contract.
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09/07/2014
Pioneers Take First test in Ghana
First Test - GHANA RL 4 GB STUDENT PIONEERS 46 – El Wak Stadium, Accra - Report
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07/07/2014
GB Student Pioneers make huge impression in Ghana
The Great Britain Student Pioneers have already made a significant impression on their tour to Ghana
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07/07/2014
Rugby League Euro Championship B, Match 4 - Italy 54 Ukraine
A hat-trick from barnstorming debutant centre, XIII Del Ducato’s Raffaele Dalla Ragione was the highlight as new-look Italy won their opening game in European Championship B.
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04/07/2014
Rugby League European Championship B, Match 4 - Preview
A new-look Italy make their bow in this year’s competition on the back of their 2013 World Cup exploits, facing Ukraine in Gemona tomorrow
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04/07/2014
Giants Sign England Captain
Huddersfield Giants are pleased to announce the signing of current scholar and England Youth Captain Matthew English on a three year professional contract.
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03/07/2014
Italy completes first Junior season
A landmark has been reached by the Federazione Italiana Rugby League (FIRL) as they prepare for an U18 international against Serbia on Saturday.
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01/07/2014
Rugby League European Championship C - Game 1
The President of Malta, H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, watched as her national side were defeated by Greece, 32-18
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01/07/2014
Belgium take the spoils in Low Countries rugby league derby
Belgium defeated Holland 32-16 at the VUB-Sports department in Brussels, crossing for six tries.
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01/07/2014
Ciencias Valencia claim inaugural Spanish Rugby League Cup
Ciencias Valencia have picked up their first silverware, winning the inaugural Spanish Cup on a sweltering afternoon in the city.
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16/06/2014
Italy rugby league name train-on squad
Italy, under coach Paul Broadbent, have named a 39-man train-on squad for their opening game in European Championship B against Ukraine, on 5th July in Gemona.
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16/06/2014
Denmark rugby league unveil Nordic Cup squad for Oslo
The Danish Rugby League Forbund (DRLF) have announced their initial train-on squad ahead of the first Nordic Cup tie against Norway in Oslo on the 28th June 2014.
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06/06/2014
Nordic rugby league nations prepare for battle
This month sees rugby league’s fourth Nordic Cup kick off with the three competing nations – Norway, Denmark and holders Sweden - better prepared than ever.
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06/06/2014
Aris Petroupolis win 2014 Hellenic Cup rugby league 9s
Four teams took part in the annual Hellenic 9s, held for the first time at the home of newcomers Pyrrihios Aspropyrgos, in Gorytsa Aspropyrgos, west of Athens.
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04/06/2014
British rugby league team tour Jamaica
A contingent of 34 players will arrive in Jamaica this weekend as a strong BARLA U23s squad make their second trip there following on from last year’s successful visit.
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30/05/2014
Johnson and Dickinson sign full time Giants contracts
Promising young Academy duo to sign for the 2015 campaign
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29/05/2014
London Broncos help launch Malta Rugby League
Malta Rugby League national coach Anthony Micallef launched his side’s upcoming summer internationals campaign today together Super League club London Broncos.
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29/05/2014
First rugby league club established in Madrid
The AERL - Spanish Association of Rugby League – has announced the creation of a seventh club and the first in the capital, Griffons RL Madrid.
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28/05/2014
Greece Rugby League announce European C train-on Squad
Coach Matthew Ashill has named a 26-strong train-on squad a month ahead of Greece’s bow in official international competition when they play away to Malta on 28 June.
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28/05/2014
Lebanon rugby league appoint Maroon as coach
The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has appointed Darren Maroon as the national team head coach and head of performance for the next four years.
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28/05/2014
Spanish revel in first rugby league Test win
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.
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28/05/2014
Spain taste victory in their first-ever rugby league Test
Spain came from 10-2 down just before the hour to defeat Belgium 12-10 in the their first-ever rugby league Test encounter.
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15/05/2014
Actor Matthew Lewis to Run with the Rhinos!
Leeds Rugby Foundation is delighted to announce that Vice President and actor Matthew Lewis is the next high profile name to sign up to this year's Run with the Rhinos team for the ASDA Foundation Leeds 10k.
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14/05/2014
Al-Galacticos triumph in Lebanese rugby league Grand Final
Jounieh Al-Galacticos overcame a 10-point half time deficit to claim a third Lebanese title on Saturday, defeating Immortals RLFC in the coastal city of Jounieh.
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30/04/2014
Sierra Leone takes to rugby league
Wales Rugby League development manager Mark Jones made his long awaited return to Sierra Leone recently.
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30/04/2014
Ukraine rugby league announce European Championship squad
With the start of 2014-15 European Championship B competition less than a month away, Ukraine has announced a 22-man train-on squad for the biennial championship.
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30/04/2014
Serbia rugby league announce train-on squad
The Serbian Rugby League Federation has announced a 40-man train-on squad for the European B tournament which kicks off in Belgrade next month with a match against Ukraine.
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20/04/2014
Mico University College crowned Jamaican rugby league champs
Mico University College defeated the University of the West Indies 42-18 to be crowned Intercollegiate Rugby League Champions and, in so doing, ended their 2013-2014 campaign unbeaten with 11 wins and 1 draw.
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16/04/2014
Rugby League Leadership project spreads across Europe
The Rugby League European Federation’s EU-backed Leadership Devolution Project, which commenced in Czech Republic in March, has held further sessions in three countries involving ten nations.
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16/04/2014
Mico to face University of West Indies
Mico will get an opportunity to defend their intercollegiate title after a comprehensive, ten-try 54-7 semi-final win over UTech.
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14/04/2014
USA Rugby League Pioneers defeated by Jamaica Hurricanes
The USARL Pioneers development side finished their two game tour of Jamaica, going down 50-30 to the semi-professional Hurricanes, the cream of the Jamaican game, at the Constant Spring Football Field.
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04/04/2014
Dutch rugby league plan big year
The Nederlandse Rugby League Bond, which has been granted Observer status of the RLEF since February 2012, is targeting 2014 as the year in which it will significantly develop rugby league in the Low Countries.
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23/03/2014
European Union-backed rugby league project gets underway
The European Rugby League Leadership Devolution Project is underway, with the Czech Rugby League Association hosting a four-day match officials seminar attended by English, Swedish and Maltese delegates.
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23/03/2014
Rhodes Knights into Greece rugby league championship final
With their fifth straight victory, Rhodes Knights has booked a place in the inaugural Greek Rugby League Championship final in May.
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21/03/2014
Czech rugby league season kicks-off with pre-season 9's
Pardubice-Chrudim Rabbitohs won the annual Czech rugby league pre-season 9s tournament after they defeated Slavia Hradec Kralove in the final.
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21/03/2014
Ukraine home fixture in rugby league European Championship
The European Championship B match between Ukraine and Russia, scheduled for Kharkiv on 24 May, has been switched to Russia due to the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine.
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18/03/2014
Scandinavian rugby league kicks off 2014 season
The Scandinavian region has finalised its 2014 rugby league calendar and is preparing for the most exciting year to date.
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09/01/2014
Rodley Rockets and Bramley Buffaloes merge
Bramley Buffaloes Rugby League Club and Rodley Rockets ARLFC have formally agreed to merge from the start of 2014.
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23/12/2013
Kelly joins Giant as Head of Youth Performance
Andy Kelly was delighted to be joining the Giants:

“I am very excited about this opportunity with the Huddersfield Giants having watched them become one of the top five Clubs in Super League.
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14/12/2013
Swinnow Primary School Hit Gold!
Leeds Rugby Foundation today presented Swinnow Primary School with the Sainsbury's School Games Kitemark Gold award.
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06/12/2013
Jamaican rugby league continues to expand
The inaugural second division of the Jamaican Rugby League has kicked off, with four teams taking part.
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02/12/2013
Salford Red Devils donate kit to European RL nations
Re-branded Super League outfit Salford Red Devils have donated three sets of kit to European nations Serbia, Ukraine and Latvia as part of their commitment to help spread the sport.
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20/11/2013
Mico claim Jamaican Collegiate rugby league 9s crown
With nine wins and a draw from their 10 fixtures, Mico University College emerged victorious in the Jamaican Collegiate 9s tournament run over consecutive weekends.
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15/11/2013
Vereya romp to Russian Rugby League Championship
Vereya, Russia’s most successful rugby league club, has again been crowned champions after a comprehensive aggregate win over Moscow Storm.
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08/11/2013
RL European Federation wins record European Union grant
The Rugby League European Federation has been awarded a record grant from the European Commission’s Sport Unit for its Leadership Devolution Project, which will begin in 2014 and is co-funded by the RLEF and RLIF.
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02/11/2013
Opening season of rugby league completed in Bosnia
RLC Bjeli Zecevi have emerged as champions from the first season of domestic rugby league competition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, defeating Stanari’s RLC Rudar 36-4 at the city stadium in Doboj, in the final game of a three club, six round campaign.
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30/10/2013
Lebanese player banned for life
The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has banned a player for life for assaulting a match official.
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30/10/2013
Anasta predicts promising future for Rugby League In Greece
NRL stalwart Braith Anasta has admitted that making his debut for the fledgling Greek national rugby league side at the weekend was a highly significant moment in a glittering career.
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29/10/2013
Hungary And Greece prepare for first rugby league Test Match
As the 2013 Rugby League World Cup gets underway, two fledgling nations will also take their first steps in battle on Sunday in their Test match debuts and with an eye on qualifying for the 2017 global extravaganza.
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25/10/2013
Ghana Rugby League Championship Launches
The Ghana Rugby League championship has kicked off in another milestone for the sport in West Africa.
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20/10/2013
Italian Rugby League President revels in win over England
FIRL President Orazio D'Arro has said that his nation’s 15-14 over co-hosts England in a World Cup warm up match at Salford is, “a great moment for the game in Italy.”
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10/10/2013
Four Year Deal for England Knights Star
England Knights wingman Jodie Broughton has signed a four year contract with League Leaders Shield Winners Huddersfield Giants.
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03/10/2013
RLEF delegation attends annual Eu Sports Forum
A two-man RLEF delegation represented European rugby league at the annual EU Sports Forum, held in the seat of the EU presidency, Lithuania.
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02/10/2013
Leeds Rugby Foundation Win 2013 Foundation of the Year Award
Leeds Rugby Foundation is proud to announce they have won the first ever Community Foundation of the Year award for 2013 which was presented at last night’s Super League Man of Steel awards in Manchester.
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01/10/2013
BBC Crew join Rugby League Cares Founders' Walks
Salford Red Devils coach and BBC summariser Brian Noble and BBC Rugby League presenter Tanya Arnold are the latest pair to put their best foot forward and sign up for Rugby League’s historic Founders’ Walks.
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30/09/2013
Duhaney Park Red Sharks crowned Jamaican National Champs
A terrific score from Nathan Campbell and late try saving tackle by Robert Rodney saw Duhaney Park Red Sharks secure a 28-23 victory over defending champions Vauxhall Vultures in a thrilling JRLA National Club Championship Grand Final.
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16/09/2013
South West London Chargers 28 Gateshead Storm 22
The Chargers – an amalgamation of South London Storm and West London Sharks – won their first trophy in their inaugural season, edging a terrific contest, to douse the Storm.
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16/09/2013
European Shield – Game 12 – ITALY 32 SERBIA 20
A man of the match performance from Richard Lepori, who’s try on the hour secured victory, saw the Azzurri claim second spot in the final European Shield table, in a captivating clash.
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13/09/2013
European Shield Preview: Game 12 – Italy V Serbia
Italy’s domestic players get a further chance to stake their claim for a World Cup place when they face Serbia in the final game of the 2012-13 European Shield this Saturday in Este, Veneto.
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01/09/2013
Norway Stripped Of European Bowl Points
Norway has been stripped of their two competition points in the 2013 European Bowl, gained after a home 26-14 win over Czech Republic, for fielding ineligible players.
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31/08/2013
South Africa Announce Training Group To Face Australian Tour
The SARL has announced a 40-strong training squad as they prepare to face New South Wales Country at the Bosman Stadium in Brakpan, Gauteng on the 18th October.
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31/08/2013
South Africa Announce Training Group To Face Australian Tour
The SARL has announced a 40-strong training squad as they prepare to face New South Wales Country at the Bosman Stadium in Brakpan, Gauteng on the 18th October.
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27/08/2013
Greek Rugby League Federation formed and accepted
In a major step forward for the on-going development of rugby league in Greece, an Athens Magistrates Court has approved an application for federation status, confirming the creation of the Hellenic Rugby League Federation.
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19/08/2013
Russian RL Look To Build On European Shield Success
A three-day seminar and workshop in Naro-Fominsk, run by RLEF Coaching Manager Martin Crick, has identified a five man team that will help the ARLK to establish itself in the regions, comprising of Grigory Esin (St Petersburg, north region
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18/08/2013
Keith Senior Completes ‘Quest 13’
Leeds Rugby Foundation are proud to announce that Leeds Rhinos legend Keith Senior has safely completed his Quest 13 mission in under 13 hours.
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14/08/2013
England-Midlands U18s undertake second pioneering tour
The England-Midlands U18s depart for Belgrade, Serbia on Thursday 15th August where they face Germany and the hosts at the Rugby League European Federation Youth Festival.
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09/08/2013
Keith Senior’s ‘Quest 13’ Challenge Revealed
After much speculation and anticipation, former Leeds Rhinos star Keith Senior has finally revealed what his Leeds Rugby Foundation ‘Quest 13’ challenge will in tale.
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09/08/2013
Russia Take European Shield After Germans Fail To Get Visas
Russia have been awarded the 2012-3 Rugby League European Shield after their final game at home to Germany this weekend was called off, after a number of the opposition players failed to apply for their visas in time.
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02/08/2013
Hungary Stages First Local Rugby League Competition
The Hungarian Rugby League Federation organised its first Rugby League Cup over the weekend.
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29/07/2013
European Shield Game 10 - Germany 30 Italy 6
A man of the match performance from Warrington’s young full back James Saltonstall saw Italy retain faint hopes of winning the 2012-3 European Shield, with a 66-30 win over holders Germany in 36 degree heat in Karlsruhe.
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25/07/2013
Sweden take the spoils in opening match of Nordic Cup
Sweden produced an upset win in the opening game of the 2013 Nordic Cup, beating holders and European Bowl participants Norway 40-22 in Oslo.
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25/07/2013
Reggae Warriors fall to Canada in Rugby League
Jamaica rugby league head coach and director of rugby Romeo Monteith reflected on his side’s 38-14 loss in Toronto at the weekend as they arrived back on the island.
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24/07/2013
Leoni Veneti reclaim Italian rugby league origin crown
Leoni Veneti reclaimed the Italian State of Origin crown with a 40-30 win over Longobardi in Piacenza.
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24/07/2013
Giants Star Signs Long Term Deal
Giants centre Joe Wardle extends his stay at the John Smith’s Stadium
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18/07/2013
Leeds Rhinos' Summer Rugby Camp to Start on Monday
Parents wishing to book their children on one of Leeds Rhinos' many Summer Camps must act NOW as the first camp starts this coming Monday.
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13/07/2013
European Bowl Preview: Game 2 – Norway V Czech Republic
Holders the Czech Republic begin the defence of the title they have held for two years on Saturday when they face Norway in Oslo in the second match of the 2013 Rugby League European Bowl.
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10/07/2013
Belgrade Select win third Czech International 9s Tournament
A Belgrade Select team won the third annual Czech Rugby League International 9s tournament in Pardubice.
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09/07/2013
European Bowl: Game 1 - Ukraine 42 Norway 14
Ukraine lived up to their pre-tournament favourites tag with a comfortable win against Norway in the opening match of the 2013 European Bowl.
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03/07/2013
Keith Senior and Barrie McDermott Go Head to Head
Leeds Rhinos legends Keith Senior and Barrie McDermott may have been teammates on the rugby field, but that friendship counts for nothing as the pair push themselves to the limit in preparation to go head to head in the Leeds Rugby Foundation’s ‘Run with the Rhinos’ team.
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26/06/2013
The Giants to go Supersonic this Friday
The Huddersfield Giants and the John Smith’s Stadium will play host to the BLOODHOUND SUPERSONIC CAR (SSC) before their top of the table clash against the Catalan Dragons on Friday 28th June (8pm kick off).
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26/06/2013
Norway select train-on squad for rugby league European Bowl
Head coach Matt South has announced a 38-man initial squad just over a week ahead from Norway’s rugby league European Bowl match in Ukraine, as their championship heads into a summer break.
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21/06/2013
Ukraine rugby league register historic victory against Barla
Ukraine rugby league registered a memorable win against the BARLA Young Lions touring team to capture the Artur Martyrosyan Memorial Cup in Kharkov.
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19/06/2013
Seaview Gardens win Jamaica RL Primary School Championship
The Jamaica Rugby League Association successfully staged its second annual Primary School Championship this weekend at GC Foster College with over 100 children from six schools participating.
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17/06/2013
Parliamentary Rugby League Group awards Honorary Memberships
The Parliamentary Rugby League Group has made Spen Allison and Maurice Oldroyd Honorary Life Members of the Group.
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15/06/2013
Czechs announce train-on squad for European Bowl defence
The Czech Rugby League Association has announced a 35-man train-on squad as they prepare to defend the European Bowl for the second successive year.
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11/06/2013
Italy announces Rugby League European Shield train on squad
The Federazione Italiana Rugby League has announced an initial 47-man train-on squad three weeks ahead of Italy’s competition-defining clash against Russia in the European Shield 2012-13.
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11/06/2013
Syrian crisis fails to halt Lebanese schools RL final
Beirut’s St. Joseph’s School has been crowned 2013 Lebanon GMEA Champions after a 36-6 victory against northerners Namouzaj Public School.
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05/06/2013
Italian rugby league season launched
The Federazione Italiana Rugby League has launched their 2013 season, headlined by an enlarged Serie A championship that incorporates geographical expansion into central Italy
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03/06/2013
Russian youth RL played in the shadow of the kremlin
The traditional Dinamo sports day included rugby league in its activity programme for the third consecutive year.
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03/06/2013
USA to play Rugby League World Cup warm up game in France
France will host the USA Tomahawks in a Rugby League World Cup warm-up match.
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03/06/2013
Jamaica Rugby League season set for kick off
Jamaica’s premier rugby league competition, The National Club Championship (NCC), gets into full swing with six teams; Vauxhall Vultures, Liguanea Dragons, JDF Warriors, GC Foster Lions, Spanish Town Vikings and Duhaney Park Red Sharks, taking part
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01/06/2013
GB Student Rugby League Pioneers to head to Morocco
The Great Britain Student Pioneers, who tour emerging countries in an effort to promote and develop rugby league will venture outside Europe for the first time since their formation in 2005, when they head to Morocco in June.
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01/06/2013
Czech Rugby League qualify new batch of match officials
A total of 13 new match officials, many with links to CZRLA clubs, have qualified as match officials after a dual language course.
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28/05/2013
Rugby League Ireland qualify first batch of new coaches
Ireland have become the latest nation to graduate from the European Commission-backed RLEF Technical Strategy, following European Federation Coaching Manager Martin Crick’s five-day visit to Dublin where he conducted Phase 3 of the two-year project.
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28/05/2013
SERBIA 10 RUSSIA 24 – Makis Stadium, Budapest, Saturday
Victory over Italy at the end of June will see Russia claim the European Shield after a win over Serbia in a feisty clash in Belgrade, in front of a partisan crowd.
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24/05/2013
South Africa rugby league set to host NSW Country tour
South Africa Rugby League have announced that the New South Wales Country League will tour there in October 2013.
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24/05/2013
European Shield 2012-13: Game 8 Preview - Serbia V Russia
Competition leaders Russia travel to Belgrade to face an in-form home side that, after an impressive 46-10 win over Germany last week, will be looking to take over top spot.
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23/05/2013
Rugby League European Federation stalwart moves on
After six seasons at the helm, RLEF Match Officials Manager Steve Davis has decided to relinquish his post. Davis, the Federation’s inaugural match officials chief, will return to his native Sydney having spent the last 13 years in England.
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22/05/2013
Ukranian RL Federation acceted as full members of RLEF
Ukraine has joined European rugby league’s top table after the RLEF board of directors granted the UFRL full member status.
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19/05/2013
Rugby League European Shield - SERBIA 46 GERMANY 10
A hat trick from Dorcol’s outstanding loose forward Stefan Nedeljkovic saw Serbia register a comfortable win over a gallant German outfit, to move into second place in the European Shield table.
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17/05/2013
European Shield 2012-13: Game 7 - Serbia V Germany - Preview
The 2012-13 European Shield recommences in Belgrade on Saturday, with Serbia hosting Germany.
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13/05/2013
New Clubs Set for Italian Season
Three more new clubs are scheduled to start the Italian domestic season, which is officially launched at the end of May in Milan.
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13/05/2013
Women’s rugby league returns in Italy
Using their inaugural appearance in this autumn’s Rugby League World Cup as a springboard, the Federazione Italiana Rugby League is determined to ensure further growth in all areas of the sport.
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08/05/2013
Gauteng Rugby League Association gains accreditation
On the back of Western Cape formally recognising rugby league, Gauteng Rugby League Association has become a member of the Gauteng Sports Council.
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07/05/2013
Italy rugby league qualify 13 new coaches
The Italian Rugby League Federation have overseen the qualification of, appropriately, 13 new coaches following the successful conclusion of their second ever official coaching course.
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07/05/2013
Western Cape RL Association gains formal recognition
South Africa’s Western Cape Rugby League Association has been formally recognised, becoming a member of the Western Cape Sports Council .
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04/05/2013
Dutch qualify rugby league coaches and match officials
A group of Dutch coach and match official tutors and candidates have completed a course in Rotterdam.
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03/05/2013
Lebanese Rugby League Federation train PE teachers
The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has spread its wings further into the Beirut community with the completion of a Level 1 Coaching Course at the Lebanese University complex in the capital.
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29/04/2013
Russia in Pole Spoistion for RL European Shield Resumption
European Shield leaders Russia have announced a familiar squad as they attempt to consolidate their position at the head of the table
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29/04/2013
Stocks Releases Germany Rugby League Train-On Squad
Germany coach Dan Stocks has released a 28-man train-on squad for the RLEF European Shield 2012/13 reverse fixtures, with his team travelling to Belgrade to play Serbia.
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29/04/2013
2013 Czech Rugby Leagyue Championships Kick-Off
The First and Second Divisions in the Czech Rugby League Championships have kicked off their 2013 seasons.
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28/04/2013
Vereya Win Russian Rugby League 9s
The Russian domestic season got underway in the Moscow Region with men’s, women’s and colleges 9-a-side tournaments.
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22/04/2013
Italian RL Welcome New Dual Code-Side in Championship
FIRL have announced that ‘Florence Rugby 1931’ will take part in the 2013 Serie ‘A’ Rugby League championship.
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20/04/2013
Mico University take Jamaican Rugby League crown
JAMAICAN RUGBY LEAGUE INTER-COLLEGIATE GRAND FINAL – Mico 32 G.C. Foster 29
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20/04/2013
Wales Rugby League Embark on Sierra Leone Project
Rugby league’s Commonwealth expansion initiative has entered new territory following an exploratory visit to Sierra Leone by a joint Wales Rugby League-Rugby League European Federation delegation.
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19/04/2013
Morroco & UAE Qualify Rugby League Coaches
The Moroccan Rugby League Federation, MRLF, has conducted a first coaching course since becoming officially recognised by the RLEF in 2012.
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19/04/2013
RLEF Statement on Italian Rugby League
Following recent statements on social media concerning rugby league in Italy, the RLEF reconfirms its position that FIRL (Federazione Italiana Rugby League) is the sole legal and recognised National Governing Body of Italian rugby league
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18/04/2013
Lativains Visit Scotland RL Camps and Meet St Helens
Scotland Rugby League has hosted three delegates from Latvia who observed the Bravehearts’ U15 and U16 national camp held at Sportscotland’s National Centre in Largs.
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13/04/2013
First Hungarian Coaches Gain Rugby League Qualification
Marko Nikowitz and Mezes Balint from Budapest have become the first Hungarians to pass the Rugby League European Federation Level One coaching course.
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13/04/2013
New RL Club in Bosnia and Herzegovina Play 1st Game
Rudar from Stanari - near the city of Doboj in Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina - have played their first competitive game of rugby league after forming three months ago.
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12/04/2013
Anderson Swoops To Freshen Up Squad
Huddersfield Giants Head Coach Paul Anderson has freshened up his Super League squad with the addition on a month’s loan of Wolves hooker Brad Dwyer.
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