Tuesday, April 23, 2024

New Texas Rugby League on the drawing board

By Brian Lowe (Photo: houston.culturemap.com)

Hot on the heels of our reports on the establishment of a new rugby league competition in California, comes news of discussions about another new league, this time in Texas.

California Rugby League

Ex-NRL player Manning primed to coach in new US league

By Brian Lowe,

As RugbyLeaguePlanet reported in late August, a new rugby league competition is being formed on the US West coast – the California Rugby League (CRL).

Americas Rugby League Championship cancelled

Following the latest meeting of the European Rugby League board, it has been confirmed that the 2021 Americas Championship has been cancelled, due to ongoing logistical difficulties for the nations involved in the region caused by Covid-19.. Originally scheduled for...
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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...
USA Rugby League

USA looks ahead to Cook Islands Showdown on 16th November

By Brian Lowe. (Photo Credit Allene Rachal)

Although it is still four and a half months away, the USA Hawks have already started initial planning for their Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) showdown with the Cook Islands.

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Potential RFL expansion unlikely to impact North America

By Brian Lowe, Date: 3/5/19

As time winds down to when the Rugby Football League (RFL) announces its decision on the two North American franchise submissions, it’s probably an opportune time to analyse whether they will make any difference to the status and profile of rugby league in the US and Canada.