Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Tonga v Samoa Crowd

Test Flip-Flopping Makes a Joke of Rugby League

Here we go again. As the international calendar continues to pick up steam, yet another player has made the contentious decision to swap allegiances after having already played for two other countries during his career. And what’s more, the jelly...
European Rugby League Ball

European Rugby League appoints new directors

European Rugby League has appointed a new chair and an additional independent director to conclude the process of enlarging its of board, following governance review proposals approved by the membership at the 2021 AGM. The first stage saw the recruitment...
European Rugby League Ball

European Rugby League releases new four-year strategy document

European Rugby League (ERL) has released its new strategy document coving the period from 2021 to the 2025 Rugby League World Cup, which has been bid for by France. The plan aims to continue to build on the growth...
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RLEF board praises members for getting through the toughest year

The Rugby League European Federation board has published its 2020 annual report, acknowledging that its members showed extreme fortitude and resilience during the effects of the pandemic and Covid-19 lockdowns. ERL chair Maurice Watkins CBE says in his address to...
Steeden European Rugby League Match Ball

Steeden become the official match ball partner of ERL

European Rugby League has agreed a new partnership with sports manufacturer Steeden to become the official match ball supplier of the confederation. Steeden is currently the official match ball of professional competitions Betfred Super League in Europe, and the National...
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Seven European match officials included in new rugby league international squad

Seven European officials from four countries have been selected in the International Rugby League (IRL) international match officials squad (IMOS), which will operate under the elite panel and officiate international matches outside the top tier. As part of the EU-Funded...
European Rugby League

Rugby League European Federation undergoes rebranding

The Rugby League European Federation (RLEF), which currently administers the sport in the northern hemisphere has completed its re-imaging exercise, now becoming European Rugby League (ERL) as its public-facing brand. The name change was approved at the 2020 annual council...
Canada v Jamaica

International Rugby League eligibility rules still a conundrum

Photo Credit: Davey Wilson International eligibility rules continue to be somewhat of a conundrum for the IRL and national governing bodies respectively despite their efforts to tweak regulations. The NRL is an example of a national competition that is wrestling with...
Netherlands v Germany 2018 in Rugby League Test

Netherlands take on Germany in only scheduled northern hemisphere rugby league Test match

Netherlands and Germany have named their squads for this Saturday’s (26 September) Griffin Cup encounter which, because of increased coronavirus restrictions in the region, has been moved from Leiden to RC Eemland, Amersfoort. The ranking Test match is scheduled to...
Serbian Rugby League 2020

Support for increased domestic player quota

“Moving forward together” was the keynote from the Rugby League European Federation annual congress and ACM, held virtually on Saturday. Over 30 countries gathered online, among them Rugby Football League CEO Ralph Rimmer. The Council overwhelmingly supported the board’s proposal...