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Sweden Rugby League enters new era

Date: 20/11/14

Scott Edwards has stepped down as chairman of Svenska Rugby League Förening (SRL), a post he had held since the creation of the Swedish governing body three years ago.

“An idea that was, in the beginning, simply a personal dream is now a reality,” said the former London Skolars player, who moved to Sweden ten years ago as a school teacher and started developing the sport there in 2009.

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Sweden continues its rugby league progress

Date: 24/7/14

As they prepare to make their entry in this season’s Nordic Cup, with a match against Denmark in Copenhagen on 16th August, holders Sweden are hoping continued domestic progress will help them become the first Scandinavian nation to win the trophy twice.

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Train like a Swede! rugby league style!

By Joel Saaghy, Date: 8/7/14

Sweden to hold another open training session to fans as well as national selection.

An open training session will be held on Sunday July 13 in Jönköping for all current players and those interested in trying out rugby league for the first time.

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Pan Scandinavian Rugby League comp wraps up with Internationals the new focus

Date: 20/6/14

The pan Scandinavian competition has come to an end for 2014, with skåne crusaders successfully defending their 2013 premiership going undefeated for the second season since the start of the competition.

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Sweden take the spoils in opening match of rugby league Nordic Cup

By Phil Caplan, Date: 25/7/13

Sweden produced an upset win in the opening game of the 2013 Nordic Cup, beating holders and European Bowl participants Norway 40-22 in Oslo.

The underdog visitors raced into a 20-0 lead, skipper Fabian Wikander leading the way, the hooker posting a total of two tries and six goals in a 20 point haul.

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Team from Sweden takes out Scandinavian 7’s tournament

By Richard Cowley, Date: 27/3/13

The 2013 rugby league season in Scandinavian warmed up over the weekend with the Scandinavian 7's Tournament taking place in Kungsbacka, Sweden. Teams from Sweden, Norway and Denmark all entered teams and the day itself was a huge success, showcasing the exciting rugby league talent within Scandinavia.

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Swedish Rugby League season to open with 7’s tournament

Date: 18/3/12

The 2013 rugby league season in Sweden will open with a 7's tournament hosted by Kungsbacka Rugby Club on the 23rd March. The 7's tournament will have an international flavour with teams from Denmark and Norway taking part.

Sweden ready for Rugby League Nordic Cup Challenge

By Phil Caplan, Date: 27/7/12

A new-look Sweden are set to face Norway in Gothenburg this Saturday in the next round of the 2012 Nordic Cup, according to Sverige RL Chairman Scott Edwards.

“We held a training session in Skåne recently, a county in southern Sweden that is new to rugby league,” he said. “From that 16 new, younger players made it into the squad and the boys are very excited.”

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Information on this page was updated - 11/3/2014

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