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Lebanon and Saudi squads announced for junior MEA series

Date: 12/2/15

The Middle East Africa junior Championship returns after a year’s absence, with the Saudi Rugby League Association’s U18s visiting Lebanon this week.

The 2014 event was cancelled due to regional instability but this year Lebanon will play Saudi Arabia Select, on 13 and 15 February at AUB’s state-of-the-art Hostler Centre.

Hungary and Saudi Arabia awarded rugby league observer status

By Phil Caplan, Date: 24/6/13

The Hungarian Rugby League Federation and Saudi Arabian Rugby League Association have both been awarded Observer status by the RLEF Board of Directors.

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Rugby League Planet – Saudi Arabia snapshot and rugby league results


Foundation Year - 2009

International Team - Saudi Arabia Rugby League

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Rugby League flourishing in Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah

By Phil Caplan, Date: 18/2/14

Despite the obstacles, which has seen some MENA (Middle East North Africa) age-group tournaments again postponed, there is evidence of rugby league’s growing popularity in the region, with open age activity scheduled for 2014, in addition to U20, U18, U16 and U14s.

Camels outdone by Cedars in Mena Championship – Saudi match report game 1 and...

By David Kinkead, Date: 18/2/13

Game 1

Lebanon and Saudi met for the first of an expanded regional championship that will feature two games yesterday. The sides were locked at 22 all last year and bragging rights were firmly up for grabs this time round. Lebanon won the toss and elected to kick.

Lebanon do double over Saud Arabia select

Date: 19/2/15

Lebanon’s U18s defeated their Saudi Select counterparts in both games played in Beirut over the weekend to take the MEA Junior Championship.

The young Cedars won the first match, played in stormy, cold conditions, 18-4 on Friday night before turning on the style with a 40-6 victory on Sunday.

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 –...
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...
Italy v Ireland u19 2022

IRL membership: Nations Reclassified

International Rugby League will assist Ireland, Italy, Lebanon and Scotland to grow the game domestically after the four nations, along with Russia, were reclassified as Affiliate Members. A meeting of full members on March 14 agreed on significant changes to...