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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...
Bulgaria Rugby League

Bulgaria rugby league debut in Balkans Championship


Bulgaria make their Test debut this evening when they take on Greece in the opening game of the 2017 Balkans Championship in Belgrade, Serbia. The bulk of their squad come from their most established club, Lokomotiv Sofia, but Georgi Kostov from CSKA Moscow is also included.

Bulgaria Rugby League

Bulgarian U19s make RL debut and almost pull off shock win

Date: 3/4/18

Serbia U19s came from behind to register a 26-20 victory, after debutants Bulgaria came close to a shock upset win on their debut in Sofia in front of 300 fans at the ŽTP Stadium.

Italy face Malta in men's rugby league international

Italy Face Malta in Sydney

Italy take on Malta tomorrow (Saturday) in a men’s senior international for world ranking points at Lidcombe Oval, Sydney (kick off 3.30pm, local time). Italy include nine who played in the World Cup last year, head coach Leo Epifania saying:...
Squads named for two men's senior rugby league internationals this weekend

Squad’s Named for Saturday’s Men’s Senior Internationals

The squads have been named for two men’s senior internationals taking place this Saturday. Montenegro face Malta in Tivat for the Medieval Shield (kick off 7.30pm local time), while Poland take on Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium in Majkowski...
Georgi Kocev

RL bodies send message of condolence to family of Georgi Kocev


Date: 18/6/18

It is with considerable sadness that the Rugby League International and European Federations have been made aware of the tragic passing of Georgi Kocev. The 31-year-old, who played for Bulgaria in the 2017 Balkan Championship, was training with his club side CSKA Moscow when he suffered an apparent heart attack.

Malta retain Medieval Shield with 34-10 win over Montenegro

Malta Retain Medieval Shield

A strong first half performance, which saw them lead 20-0 at the break, enabled Malta’s men to retain the Medieval Shield following a 34-10 win in a senior international over Montenegro in Tivat. There were seven individual try scorers...
Malta and Bulgaria announce squads for rugby league men's international

Malta And Bulgaria Announce Squads for Men’s International

Malta and Bulgaria have announced their squads for the men’s senior international in Marsa tomorrow, Saturday (kick off 4pm local time), which is for world ranking points. Last weekend Malta defeated Montenegro 34-10 in Tivat and this fixture will kick...
Malta v Bulgaria 2022

Bulgaria to face Malta in rugby league Test

Bulgaria will host Malta in a senior men’s international at Stadium Trebich in Sofia on Saturday 8 October with a 5.30pm kick off (local time). It will be the first-ever meeting of the nations and the host’s fifth fixture...
Bulgaria vs Serbia 2021

Rugby league international – Bulgaria 16 Serbia 28

In only their third international, Bulgaria put in a spirited performance to run a young Serbia side close at FC Trebich in Sofia. The hosts trailed narrowly at half time and it took a try in the 71st minute...