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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...
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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 –...

Pacifique Treize testing day draws good turnout

The newest team bidding to enter the Intrust Super Cup has held a successful testing day in the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara. Pacifique Treize (Pacific 13) have been in talks with the Queensland Rugby League (QRL) about potentially joining the...

Solomon Islands to host historic first ever home test match


Date: 14/7/17

The Solomon Islands will host its first ever Rugby League Test Match when they host Vanuatu in the capital Honiara on Saturday 21st October 2017. The match will be the third Test between the Melanesian neighbours in what is turning into a fierce on-field rivalry. The Solomon Islands will be looking for their first victory after Vanuatu has scored two late come from behind victories in their 2013 encounter in Mackay (Australia) and most recent 24-15 defeat in Port Vila (Vanuatu) in 2016.

Solomon Islands Rugby League

Rugby League development in Solomon Islands is gaining momentum ahead of international against Vanuatu

By Richard Cowley, Date: 20/9/13

With many false dawns over the last few years Solomon Islands Rugby League will finally enter the international rugby league arena.

The momentum for the establishment of rugby league in the Solomon Islands kicked off in February 2013 when the Papua New Guinea high commissioner visited Solomon Islands to throw his support behind the establishment of rugby league in the Islands.

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Solomon Islands snapshot and rugby league results


This page was updated on the 14/3/14

Foundation Year - 1999

International Team - Solomon Islands Rugby League Federation

Top level domestic competition - To kick off in June/July 2009