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IRL membership: Nations Reclassified

International Rugby League will assist Ireland, Italy, Lebanon and Scotland to grow the game domestically after the four nations, along with Russia, were reclassified as Affiliate Members. A meeting of full members on March 14 agreed on significant changes to...
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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...
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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 –...

Latvian Rugby League Federation hosts successful coaching course

Date: 27/4/17

The Latvian Rugby League Federation has hosted a Level 1 coaching course in Riga which resulted in Vilmars Sokolovs and Aivis Asmanis receiving their coach educator qualification, and three new coaches qualified. RLEF coaching manager Martin Crick was supported by Polska Rugby XIII officials in delivering the course.

RC Fenikss Latvian Rugby League Champions

Date: 8/7/15

RC Fēnikss has been crowned Latvian rugby league champions after the second tranche of matches in the four team competition, begun last autumn, were completed.

Ķekava Warriors were runners-up ahead of Grobiņa Vikings and Livonia.

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Latvia hosts latest leg of rugby league European Project

Date: 25/9/14

The Latvian Rugby League has hosted the latest activity in the Leadership Devolution Project, as three Spanish, two Polish and one Scottish coach tutor-trainees joined their two Latvian colleagues in the beautiful setting of Sigulda, 50km north east of the capital Riga, nestling on the edge of the Gauja national park.

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Valmieras Fēnikss are Latvian rugby league champions

By Phil Caplan, Date: 4/11/13

A 22-16 victory over Livonia in the final round of matches saw Valmieras Fēnikss claim the Latvian Rugby League domestic crown.

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Latvians visit Scotland Rugby League camps & meet St Helens staff

By Phil Caplan, Date: 18/4/13

Scotland Rugby League has hosted three delegates from Latvia who observed the Bravehearts’ U15 and U16 national camp held at Sportscotland’s National Centre in Largs.

Also, as part of the RLEF’s European Commission-backed Governance Foundation Project, the trio participated in an SRL Board meeting, the trip forming the second phase of an exchange after SRL National Development Manager Mark Senter visited Riga in December 2012.

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International Team - Latvia Rugby League

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