Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Russia hit back to lead rugby league European Shield table

By Phil Caplan, Date: 10/9/12

RUSSIA 32 ITALY 18 - SK NARA Stadium in Naro-Fominsk, Saturday

A 26-point winning margin saw Russia displace Italy at the top of the congested 2012/3 Rugby League European Shield table, the Bears coming from behind with a strong second half show.

Magyar Bulls Hungary Rugby League

Hungary stages first local rugby league competition

By Phil Caplan, Date:31/7/13

The Hungarian Rugby League Federation organised its first Rugby League Cup over the weekend. Having had spent two years establishing exchanges with teams from regional neighbours Serbia and the Czech Republic, four male and three female teams played in a nines competition in Székesfehérvár, 65km south-west of Budapest.


Emerging Nations World Championship Wrap: 4 Oct

Date: 4/10/18

Niue, Turkey, Poland and Hungary were the winners in Round Two of the 2018 Emerging Nations World Championship played at St Marys Leagues Stadium today (Thursday 4 October).

Lebanon and Cook Islands name squads for Test at Belmore on Sunday

Date: 7/5/16

Nine of the 17 that clinched a berth in next year’s World Cup are included in the 17-man Lebanon squad which faces Cook Islands at Belmore this Sunday.

Northern Ireland Elks Rugby League Team

Northern Ireland claim historic first series win over Republic

Date: 23/8/16

On a wet and windy day the Northern Ireland Elks showed their mettle to not only win an absorbing game but to also take rugby league’s McGettigans State of Origin series for the very first time.

Jamaica Rugby League

Jamaican Rugby League continues to expand

By Phil Caplan, Date: 4/12/13

The inaugural second division of the Jamaican Rugby League has kicked off, with four teams taking part.

The development continues the mandate of the JRLA to have locals playing the sport more often throughout the year and sees senior club games taking place for the first time outside the traditional May-September window. 

Rugby League European Federation

Rugby League takes further steps in Africa

Date: 24/6/14

Rugby League development officer in Sierra Leone, Magnus Campbell, is convinced that the sport can take off in the country.

Already, and in concert with Wales Rugby League, there have been sessions in schools and a growing interest at club level, and there is a real desire in the country to learn and improve.


NZRL confirm Maguire as the new Kiwis Head Coach

Date: 10/5/18

The New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) can now confirm that Michael Maguire has been appointed to lead the Kiwis as Head Coach going forward.

England Rugby League

England name team to face Italy in World Cup warm-up

Italy Rugby League

Date 17/10/13

England coach Steve McNamara has named 20 of his 24-man Rugby League World Cup 2013 squad in the team to face Italy in the first ever senior international between the nations at Salford City Stadium on Saturday (4.30pm).

Ukraine Rugby League

Italy and Ukraine prepare for historic youth RL international

Date: 15/4/18

On 19 May, Ukraine U19s will cross the north-east Italian border to Fogliano di Repuglia to play a qualification match for right to be the eighth side in the 2018 U19 European Championships, which will be staged in Belgrade this August.