Thursday, April 18, 2024
Kenya Awarded IRL Affiliate Membership

Kenya Awarded IRL Affiliate Membership

Kenya Rugby League Federation is aiming to achieve IRL Full Membership by 2025 and develop a professional competition in the near future after being awarded Affiliate Membership at last week’s IRL Board meeting in Singapore. Kenya is the fastest developing...
Kenya Awarded IRL Affiliate Membership

Kenya Rugby League Apply for Affiliate Membership

Following 18 months of impressive growth since becoming Observer Members, the Kenya Rugby League Federation are set to receive a boost to their status as European Rugby League has reviewed and approved their application for Affiliate Membership. Affiliate Membership requires...
Kenya Coaching 2022

Kenya Rugby League to host coaching and match official courses

Representatives of eight nations – Kenya, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, DR Congo and Burundi – will convene in Nairobi between 1-6 April for the delivery of coaching and match official courses. The event, funded by the Rugby League...
2022 Rugby League Middle East Africa Championship

Ghana Rugby League to host 2022 Middle East Africa Championship

Following a comprehensive bidding process, Ghana has been chosen to host the 2022 Middle East Africa Championship, which will run from 27 September to 2 October. Four nations will take part - Morocco, Nigeria and Cameroon joining the hosts...
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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...
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 –...
Middle East Africa Rugby League

Further rugby league expansion in Africa, and Montenegro granted Observer status

In encouraging news, the Middle East Africa region has put forward a new representative format that features a proposed four-tier competition with promotion and relegation. It will cater for the growing number of nations playing the sport and allows...
Morocco Rugby League

Federation of Morocco Rugby League granted affiliate member status by RLEF

Morocco is set to become the fourth African nation to be granted affiliate member status, after their application was accepted by the Rugby League European Federation. It has now been forwarded to the board of International Rugby League for...
Morocco Rugby League

Morocco name four French-based players in their MEA train-on squad

Morocco have named four players who play in the French domestic league in their squad for the MEA Championship in Lagos, Nigeria from 2-5 October. Iliass Laachiri from Lyon, Carpentras’ Naji Anas, Adam Ed Diche from Union Sportive Ferralaise and Toulon’s Badreddine Medkouri (pictured) will all be meeting their team mates from the domestic leagues in the Nigerian capital.

Morocco Rugby League

Morocco Rugby League name coach for MEA Championships

On the back of the completion of their domestic championship, Morocco Rugby League has named Jérôme Alonso as their head coach for the MEA Championships in Nigeria in October, where they will initially face Cameroon. He will be assisted by Rachid Amraoui.