Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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...
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...
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Rugby League Planet – Palestine snapshot and rugby league results


Information on this page was updated - 11/2/2012

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Palestine Rugby League

Palestine Rugby League recognised by country’s Olympic Committee

Palestine RL, based in Bethlem and formed in 2014, has been formally recognised by the country’s Olympic Committee.

Palestine RL return with game in Lebanon

Palestine U21s Return To Play

Palestine’s U21s side have returned to play after facing the American University of Beirut at the AUB sports centre. The student side ran out 34-18 winners with Mohammad Daaboul claiming three of their seven tries; Taher Kin, Theo Botsfort...
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 –...
Palestine Rugby League

Palestinian youngster adds to rugby league education in Salford

Date: 17/9/1

Palestine Rugby League has taken a further step forward with one of its many talented youngsters, Khaled Issa, having trained with Super League club Salford Red Devils.

Georgia and Palestine attend Rugby League European Federation Annual Conference

Date: 21/8/14

Twenty-four countries - 21 Members and Observers and three unranked nations – will attend Friday’s twelfth RLEF Annual Council Meeting and Conference at Brunel University, West London, ahead of this weekend’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley, where they will be guests.

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...
Palestine Rugby League

Palestine Rugby League gain Rugby League European Federation Observer Status

Date: 30/10/14

Palestine Rugby League has gained official accreditation from the Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) – the governing body for the sport throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

The according of Observer status is seen as an important step in implementing the structures needed to create a consistent and well organised domestic competition alongside a credible international side.