Tuesday, July 16, 2024
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Reality Check for Rugby League Fans

The International Rugby League (IRL) and Rugby Football League (RFL) have both been criticized recently for decisions they have made regarding international games and domestic competitions, respectively, but is that criticism out of line? The IRL has been under the...
France women qualify for Rugby League World Cup

France Women Qualify for RLWC2026

France women overcame 38 degree heat and high humidity at the FC Radnicki Stadium in Belgrade to top group B and qualify for the 2026 Rugby League World Cup in the southern hemisphere. It will be the fourth time...
Wales women qualify for first Rugby League World Cup

Wales Women Qualify for 2026 World Cup

Wales women created history by qualifying for their first World Cup, winning European qualifying group B after a 48-6 win against Netherlands at the RC Waterlands in Purmerend, north Amsterdam.   Tom Brindle’s side ran in ten tries, Cardiff Demons centre...

Canada Comments on Changes to RLWC and IRL Membership

Photo Credit Davey Wilson The International Rugby League (IRL) is still copping reaction to its planned changes to qualification for Rugby League World Cups and IRL membership a little more than two months since the board initially announced those changes. A...
Rugby League World Cup

IRL questioned on changes to future World Cups

At least 15 developing rugby league countries have formed a working group to present a list of items to the International Rugby League (IRL) in regard to changes to the qualification process for future Rugby League World Cups. The nations...
Rugby League World Cup

Slim Pickings for Americas teams after World Cup postponed

The rest of this year is looking more and more like being slim pickings for teams in the Americas following the decision by the International Rugby League (IRL) to postpone the 2025 Rugby League World Cup. The United States, Canada,...
RLWC2021-Trophies

Rugby League World Cup postponed to 2026

The International Rugby League (IRL) has confirmed that the 2025 Rugby League World Cup has been pushed back to 2026 and that it will be played in the southern hemisphere. The number of teams competing in the men’s World Cup...
RLWC2021-Trophies

IRL Set for Crucial Meeting with RLWC2025 on the agenda

The International Rugby League (IRL) board is due to meet in Singapore at the end of this month for what will be one of its most crucial meetings in recent memory. The big issue that will be front and centre...
RLWC 2025 France

European Rugby League statement on 2025 World Cup

European Rugby League chair Dean Andrew, OBE has expressed his disappointment at the cancellation of the 2025 Rugby League World Cup in France, but believes the sport there still has a bright future.   “While the withdrawal of French government support...
Women's France VS Serbia Test

France Women Face Serbia In Avignon

France women will face Serbia women for the first time tomorrow (Saturday) at the Parc des Sports d'Avignon (kick off 1900hrs local time). New France head coach Romain Maillot has trimmed his squad from a group of over 30 players...