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French Rugby League

France 28 beat Scotland 10 to win European Championship

Date 11/11/18

France picked up their first European Championship title since 2005 with a 28-10 triumph at the Albert Domec Stadium, Carcassonne, to go through the 2018 tournament unbeaten - but they were made to fight all the way as Scotland put in their best performance.

France Wheelchair Rugby League World Winners

France is top of the Wheelchair Rugby League World Rankings

France are ranked number one in the world as the official International Rugby League (IRL) wheelchair rugby league world rankings are issued for the very first time. The French can lay claim to have been the “inventors” of the wheelchair...
Theo Fages v Wales 2018 European Championship

Men’s European Rugby League Championships expanded in 2020

The draw will take place in Serbia on Friday evening (7pm, CET 8pm) for the expanded men’s 2020 European Championships, which will feature four levels of competition for the first time.

France Rugby League map

Rugby League Planet – France snapshot and rugby league results


Information on this page updated 14/3/14

Foundation Year - 1934

International Team - Les Tricolores

Highest finish in World Cup - Runner-up World Cup Final (1954, 1968)

Top level domestic competition - In 2006 the Perpignan based Catalans Dragons entered the Super League competition. The French Elite Championship first kicked off in 1935. Currently 9 teams compete in the Elite Championship. 

French Elite 1 Championship – Round 2 Results

By Richard Cowley, Date: 2/10/12

Round 2 of the French Elite 1 Championship took place over the weekend with Carcassonne, Lezignan, Limoux, Pia and Saint Esteve / XIII Catalan all securing wins.

French Rugby League

France win dramatic Rugby League U19 European championship final

Date: 12/8/18

France, despite being without three players who flew to England to make their debuts for Catalans Dragons in the Super League on Friday night, held on to defeat England 26-24 in the U19 European Championship at the Makis Stadium in Belgrade.

Aerial view of proposed redevelopment of Stade Arnauné

League 1 not the answer for French rugby league team Toulouse


By Philip Kingsland, Date 13/6/15

It has been widely rumoured that Toulouse Olympique XIII will be permitted to enter League 1.

League 1, the 3rd and lowest tier of professional Rugby League in Britain has become steadily populated with burgeoning expansion clubs, such as Coventry who entered this year. These clubs are doing an admirable job with the resources they are afforded, but to require Toulouse to enter amongst this mix is plain cinglé - which is French for Bonkers.

French Rugby League

The final winter for Innes – French rugby league Lord Derby Cup preview

By Guy Williams, Date: 9/3/13

TOULOUSE Olympique might have to start sourcing Tooheys New suppliers in the south of France if Adam Innes has his way.

The Sydney-raised Innes is edging closer to the fairytale finish he deserves after 12 seasons in the French Federation of Rugby League’s Elite One competition.

French Rugby League

Offerdahl wants a second chance – French rugby league Lord Derby Cup preview

By Guy Williams, Date: 9/3/13

DAMAGING Carcassonne front rower Mark Offerdahl should have been part of arguably the club’s most successful season to date. But, he wasn’t.

Carcassonne won both the French Federation of Rugby League’s Elite One premiership and the Lord Derby Cup in 2011-12, upstaging minor premiers Pia Donkeys in both finals.

French Rugby League

The International Rugby League Frontline Report: France

By John Davidson, Date: 20/10/14

A quarter-final finish at last year’s World Cup and a strong showing in Super League this season from Catalans Dragons has French rugby league in good shape. John Davidson reports.