Monday, April 15, 2024

Holland and Belguim launch joint rugby league competition

Date: 9/3/15

Following a meeting in Hoogerheide, delegates from Belgium and Dutch rugby league clubs have formally announced a new competition.

The cross-border league will be named the BNRL Championship (Begium-Nederland Rugby League Championship) and the four clubs involved are: Amsterdam Cobras Rugby League Club, Den Haag Knights Rugby League, Rotterdam Pitbulls RLFC and North Brussels Gorillas Rugby League.

Belgium and Czech Republic announce rugby league test Series

Date: 1/3/15

The Belgian and Czech Rugby League Associations have announced a two-match Test series. Belgium will host the Czech Republic in Brussels on 18 April and then visit Tis, 100km south east of Prague, on 3 October.

Czech head coach David Lahr, who will field players exclusively from the domestic competition, said, “It will be a great opportunity to test the progress of our league, the standard of its games and the players.”

Belgium Rugby League

Tribute paid to Belgium rugby league stalwart

 

One of the stalwart administrators in European rugby league, Yves-Michael Kazadi (On the right in photo), is standing down after ten years - the last five as president - of the Belgium Rugby League Association, due to ill-health.

Serbian Rugby League

Signs of a return to rugby league activity in Europe

A round up of potential return to play activity across the RLEF regions following widespread lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, shows a varied picture. Positive signs have come from Czechia where Lukáš Hergott, prezident of the Česká Asociace Rugby...
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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 based only on the results of...
Belgium Rugby league map

Rugby League Planet – Belgium snapshot and rugby league results

BELGIUM RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW

Information on this page was updated - 11/3/2014

Foundation Year - 2009

International Team - Belgium Rugby League

Top level domestic competition - There is currently no domestic rugby league competition. Currently has one team playing games against teams from London, France, Catalonia, Germany and Morocco.

Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands announce triangular series

Date: 13/5/16

Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands have announced the dates of their triangular series. Germany will host the Belgians in Dusseldorf on 6 August before travelling to Rotterdam a week later for the Griffin Cup, contested annually between the two neighbours. The Dutch complete the series on 3 September when they play in Brussels.

Belgium inaugural rugby league championship set for kick-off

 

Date: 14/11/15

The Belgian Rugby League Association has announced the launch of its first-ever rugby league club competition, with four clubs participating in the Belgian Super League, which will end with a Grand Final on 25 June, 2016.

Eagles RL and Cens Academy of Molenbeek, North Brussels Gorillas and East Brussels Broncos make up the competition, with each club playing the other twice.

Final leadership devolution project RL activity undertaken

 

Date: 23/6/15

Delegates from Belgium and the Netherlands attended the French Federation Congress, in the final activity of the 18-month Leadership Devolution Project, which has been supported by the European Union.

The RLEF nations have been involved in programmes fostering good governance and increasing match officials and coaching capacity, with the senior nations acting as mentors.

Belgium look to win Tri-Nations decider

Date: 3/9/16

Belgium face the Netherlands this afternoon in Neder Over Hembeek, seeking to win the Western Europe Tri-Nations.