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Kazakhstan Rugby League

Kazakhstan snapshot and rugby league results

KAZAKHSTAN RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW

Foundation Year - 2006

International Team - Kazakhstan Rugby League

Top level domestic competition - N/A

Japan Rugby League map

Rugby League Planet – Japan snapshot and rugby league results

JAPAN RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW

Foundation Year - 1994

International Team - Samurais

Highest finish in World Cup - 6th position Emerging Nations World Cup (2000)

Top level domestic competition - In the early 2000's they had a 3 team competition.

Jamaica Rugby League map

Rugby League Planet – Jamaica snapshot and rugby league results

JAMAICA RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW

Information on this page was updated - 11/3/2014

Foundation Year - 2004

International Team - Reggae Warrirors

Top level domestic competition - Jamaica in 2012 have 8 community club teams, 5 university teams, and 12 high schools and 5 primary schools playing tag rugby league.

Italy Rugby League map

Rugby League Planet – Italy snapshot and rugby league results

ITALIAN RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW

This page was updated 14/3/14

Foundation Year - 1960

International Team - Federazione Italiana Rugby League

Highest finish in World Cup - Runner-up Emerging Nations World Cup Final (2000)

Top level domestic competition - Italy currently has two independant bodies who run rugby league in Italy the FIRL (Official) and the FIRFL.

Rugby League Ireland map

Rugby League Planet – Ireland snapshot and rugby league results

IRELAND RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW

This page was last updated 11/4/14

Foundation Year - 1995

International Team - Wolfhounds

Highest finish in World Cup - Qualifying Semi-Final (2008), Quarter Final (2000)

Top level domestic competition - Ireland's domestic rugby league competition has been running since 1997. Ireland currently have 6 teams playing in the Elite League. The competition runs from May through to August. Ireland also run a north and south conference which have 4 teams each. In 2009 histroy was made with the kickoff of a new Northern Ireland 4 team competition.

Malta Rugby League

Roderick Attard to sign with Gateshead Thunder

Malta Rugby League 14/12/2009

Roderick Attard is on the verge of becoming the first Maltese born and bred rugby player to be contracted to a professional rugby league club abroad when he signs with the Gateshead Thunder this week.

Norway Rugby League

Norwegian national rugby league team The Vikings play friendly

Norway Rugby League  23/9/2009

On Saturday 19th September the Norwegian national team "The Vikings" played a friendly match against a Barbarians side made up of players from big rugby playing nations like Australia, NZ, South Africa and the UK. The Norwegians second stance on home soil was a big success with the home side recording a whopping 76-16 win over the Barbarians.

Norway Rugby League

Lillestrom Lions RLK – The first ever RL Club in Scandinavia

NORWAY RUGBY LEAGUE 22/9/2009

With Rugby League on the rise throughout Europe, Norway have also joined the Rugby League family. Next year Norway plan to start a 4 team domestic season which will have 3 Rugby Union Clubs who have shown expressed interest in playing League matches in 2010. Along with the 3 Union clubs a brand new club has been formed.

Malta Rugby League

Thunderstorm called up for Malta Rugby League

Malta Rugby League 5/9/2009

Gateshead Thunder prop forward Chris Parker has been named in the train-on squad for Malta's upcoming home international against touring English amateur club, Bamber Bridge.

The 27-year-old forward, a Gateshead Storm junior, was the Thunder's most improved player in 2008.

Denmark Rugby League

Denmark RL will host Norway in their first international fixture

Denmark Rugby League 11/8/2009

Denmark will host Norway for their first international fixture. The game will be played at the Danish Technical University on Saturday, 22nd August 2009.