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South Africa

South Africa and Lebanon in mix to host 2020 MEA Championship

In the lead up to the second Middle East and Africa Championship, to be held in Nigeria for the first time from 2-5th October 2019, bids have been received to host the 2020 tournament from four nations.

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2020 Middle East Africa Rugby League Championship postponed

Photo: Nigeria 2019 Middle East Africa Rugby League Champions The Rugby League European Federation board has confirmed the decision to postpone the 2020 Middle East Africa Championship, which was due to be held in South Africa in October 2020 and...
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Asia Pacific Rugby League helping South Africa improve international standards

Date: 28/10/14

South African Rugby League has been hard at work in the past few weeks, embarking on an ambitious project to start qualifying all club coaches up to international standards. Working with the NRL and the AsiaPacific Rugby League Association, a long term project was initiated and Brian Greige, an international coaching moderator, has been sent to South Africa for 3 months to run various clinics and development programs.

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South African Rugby League talent set to shine at MEA Championship

Hosts South Africa, plan to showcase their domestic talent when they hold the 2020 Middle East Africa Championship against established nation Lebanon, defending champions Nigeria and 2019 runners up Morocco later in the year.

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South Africa to host the 2020 MEA Rugby League Championship

Photo: MEA Regioanl Director Remond Safi (left) congratulates JC Struss from South Africa

South Africa have won the bid to host the men’s 2020 Middle East and Africa Championship, which will take place in Pretoria next October.

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Rugby League Planet – South Africa snapshot and rugby league results


Information on this page was updated 14/4/14

Foundation Year - 1963

International Team - Rhinos

Highest finish in World Cup - Last in Pool (1995, 2000)

Top level domestic competition - South Africa have 5 provinces in the top competition with 19 club sides spread throughout the provinces.

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South African Rugby League students travelling to World Cup in England

Date: 15/5/13

South African Rugby League is pleased to announce the team to travel to Leeds in the United Kingdom to compete in the 8th RLIF Student World Cup. A series of training camps and trails were held with players from all the regions over the past three months and the training squad reduced from 35 players to a squad of 24 players.

The team will depart on the 1st of July for England to compete in 3 group matches before the semifinals and finals at Headingly Stadium in Leeds.

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South African Rugby League to embark on tour to Sydney

Date: 20/4/15

The South African Rugby League Rhinos are set to embark on a tour to Australia to play two international matches in Sydney and take part in development training with NRL sides Manly Sea Eagles, Canterbury Bulldogs and Penrith Panthers.

It will be the first time since 1963 that South Africa’s national rugby league side has toured the Antipodes, the then Springboks playing two Tests against Australia, in Brisbane and Sydney, and one facing New Zealand at Carlaw Park, which they won 4-3.

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Great Britain and Irish Academic Students make big rugby league impact in Cape Town

Date: 17/9/14

Great Britain and the Irish Students team made history on Saturday 13th of September, by being the first Great Britain Students representative side to play in South Africa. In their first game of a three match tour they took on the SARL Western Cape Invitational XIII at the most scenic venue the world has to offer. The Garden Tech Fields in Montreal Avenue, Oranjezicht has a majestic view of Table Mountain. This historic occasion was the first time the Western Cape has hosted an international rugby league side in a decade and a 500+ crowd added to this outstanding spectacle.

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South African Rugby League Student Team will partake as a rebel tour

Date: 1/5/13

A South African Rugby League Student Team will partake as a “Rebel Tour” at the 2013 RLIF Students Rugby League World Cup that takes place in Leeds, England. The South African team is studded with some of the best student players from various universities, colleges and tertiary institutions across South Africa, and will come face to face with some of the best in the world from Australia, England, New Zealand, Wales, Russia, Scotland and Ireland to mention a few. The team departs for England on the 1st of July and will face England, Wales and Ireland in the Pool Stages. The final will be on the 14th of July at Headingly Stadium in Leeds, United Kingdom.