Sunday, June 23, 2024
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...
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...
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 –...
South Africa Rugby League 2021

Rugby league back up and running in South Africa

The South African rugby league season is back up and running, with matches taking place in the Rhino and Protea Cup competitions. Like all other sports in the wake of the Covid-19 restrictions, the South Africa Rugby League Sport Association...
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

African nations welcome NRL coverage

For the first time, matches from the Australian men’s National Rugby League (NRL) are being broadcast in Africa, as part of a deal agreed by The Walt Disney Company Africa and shown on its ESPN channels. The 2021 competition is...
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...
NSW Country v South Africa

The curious case of rugby league in South Africa

If you were to walk down any of the streets in South Africa’s main cities of Johannesburg, Durban, or Cape Town, and ask the citizens of the Republic what their country’s rugby league team nickname is, you would be...