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Philippines 2021

Two of world’s biggest league nations break COVID freeze

Two of the world’s most populous nations – representing almost 320 million people – will return to international rugby league with the staging of the Magellan Trophy. Brasil (population 211 million) and the Philippines (pop. 108million) have confirmed they will...
Brazil Rugby League

From the Wilds of Brazil to Women’s Rugby League

Date: 19/2/18

On Gil Marconi’s family farm in Brazil there are leopards, armadillos and capybaras.

Petero Civoniceva

Petero set for World Cup with his third nation

He has already been to previous Rugby League World Cups with Australia and Fiji, now Petero Civoniceva will travel to England on the uniform of surprise newcomers Brazil. Brazil’s history-making women’s rugby league team, also known as the Stake Amazonas,...
Details announced for Americas Women's World Cup 2026 qualifiers

Americas Women’s WC Qualifiers Announced

Four nations will take part in the Americas Women’s World Cup 2026 Qualifiers. Brazil, who made their debut at the last tournament, Canada, Jamaica and USA will meet at the University of North Florida North Rugby Fields between 6-9...
Brazil Rugby League 9s to take place in São Lourenço

Brazilian Rugby League 9s tournament in 2015

By Matthew Brown, Date: 10/12/14

When people think of Brazil they generally think of sunshine, Copacabana Beach, Carnival, Samba, Capoeira and The Amazon. Sporting wise, Brazilians have been known for sports such as Football (soocer), Martial arts, Formula 1 and Volleyball. Other sports such as Rugby Union and Basketball are also popular sports. One sport which is trying to make its mark in the Latin Nation of over 200 million people is Rugby League

Brazil Camp Dec 2021


Brasil Rugby League will take an extraordinary step in efforts to ramp up preparation for Rugby League World Cup 2021, rapidly organising a 9-day expenses-paid secure bubble to stave off disruptions to their calendar. After successfully hosting COVID-free events in...
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 2021 –...
USA V Canada Rugby League

Push to establish Rugby League Americas Confederation to capitalise on growth

Photo Credit: Carolyn Ritchie All four Americas nations that took part in the Rugby League European Confederation (RLEF) annual congress meeting are in lockstep over the need for the creation of a new Americas Confederation. The RLEF held its ACM...
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 based only on the results of...
Matt Gardner with fellow forward Juan David Espinal

Ex Super League player to captain Latin American side

Date: 20/9/18

The official squad for Latin America's participation at the 2018 Emerging Nations Rugby League World Championship in western Sydney has been confirmed.