Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Ghana Rugby League

First regional rugby league courses to take place in Africa

As part of the second Middle East Africa Championship, to be held in Lagos, Nigeria in early October, the first regional coaching and match official courses will take place during that week. Led by RLEF coach educators Martin Crick and Phil Smith, they will be assisted by Lebanon’s Nayef abi Said.

Middle East and Africa regions

Rugby League continues to grow in Middle East and Africa

Rugby league’s impact in the Middle East Africa region continues to grow ahead of the 2019 MEA Championships, to be held in Lagos, Nigeria in October and also featuring Morocco, Cameroon and Ghana. 

Nigeria Rugby League

New Nigeria Rugby League Association accepted by RLEF

Date: 19/12/18

A new Nigeria Rugby League Association has replaced the previous governing body as Observer members of the RLEF, following a number of inactive years by the old federation.

Details announced for Middle East Africa Women's World Cup qualifiers

Details Announced for MEA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers

Kenya will host Nigeria in the MEA women’s 2026 World Cup qualifiers later this year, as they aim to become the first African nations to qualify for the tournament proper. The two matches will be played at the Impala Club...
Philippines v Portugal 2013 International 9's

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...
Nigeria and Ghana women to meet in three match rugby league international

Nigeria And Ghana Women to Meet

Nigeria and Ghana’s women are set to meet in an historic senior women’s series for world ranking points. The nations will play two games at the Balogun Stadium in Lagos on November 3 and 5, with a return fixture...
Middle East Africa Rugby League

Middle East Africa Rugby League Federation steering group established

With significant increased rugby league activity - and more nations than ever before established and playing - the first steps have been taken to set up a federation for the sport in the Middle East and Africa region. A five...
International Rugby League

IRL Publishes 2023 Annual Report

International Rugby League has released its 2023 annual report. The report focuses on the unprecedented growth of the international game in the wake of one of the greatest challenges faced by the IRL after the decision by France 2025...
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...
Netherlands pull off famous win over Serbia in rugby league international

International Action at Unprecedented Level

International rugby league is set to hit new heights with 22 fixtures scheduled to take place across the globe over a nine-day period starting this weekend. The surge in international activity involves men’s, women’s and wheelchair teams representing nations from...