Albania granted Observer status

Albania has become the 39th member nation of the RLEF after they were granted Observer status, further strengthening the sport in the Balkans. “Congratulations to everyone involved in Albania Rugby League, the sport should be excited about the developments taking place in the region,” said Jovan Vujosevic, RLEF Central & Eastern Europe regional director, who has facilitated their inclusion. “Tirana…

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Saints stars to make World Cup draw

INTERNATIONAL STARS TO DRAW FINAL EUROPEAN GROUP QUALIFYERS FOR 2021 WORLD CUP England’s Golden Boot winner Tommy Makinson, French star Theo Fages and Wales flyer, Regan Grace will draw the final men’s European qualifying group for the 2021 World Cup in England. The draw will take place at the Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens, on Wednesday 12 December at 3pm,…

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Carribean Maritime claim Intercollegiate 9s Championship

The start of the eighth season of Intercollegiate Rugby League in Jamaica has been marked by CMU winning their first title, taking out the annual 9s championship. It is a remarkable turnaround for the club, formed only two years ago and who finished bottom of the table last season. Six sides, split into two groups of three, contested the tournament,…

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Final activity in TEP portal

Five match officials from across Europe joined the Rugby Football League’s full time match officials department, together with Australian Gerard Sutton ( who refereed two of the Tests between England and New Zealand), spending time experiencing a high-class performance environment. Ben Casty (France), Quentin Boissonnade (France), Guido Bonatti (Italy), Andrew Pilkington (Spain) and Jaroslav Bzoch (Czech Republic) were selected by…

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Serbia’s Red Star complete unprecedented quadruple

Red Star Belgrade have completed the season unbeaten, taking the Balkan Super League crown from derby rivals Partizan; winning the Grand Final 30-6 at the SC Inge Stadium, Zvezdara. This year’s competition featured 15 teams from seven nations and victory saw the red and white’s pick up an unprecedented fourth trophy of the campaign, which saw them win all their…

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Jamaica win World Cup place – USA 10 Jamaica 16

Jamaica made history with their first-ever win over USA, 16-10, bringing them the 2018 Americas Championship and automatic qualification for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, the eleventh nation to book their place. The Reggae Warriors’ heroic, stoic, goal line defence – particularly in a scoreless second half – saw them become the inaugural Caribbean nation to make…

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World Cup qualifier squads – USA and Jamaica

USA and Jamaica have both named the 19-man squad for their showdown at Hodges Stadium, University of North Florida, Jacksonville tomorrow (Saturday, kick off time 4pm local).  The outcome will decide the eleventh nation to qualify for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England. The hosts, USA are unchanged after defeating Chile 62-0, on Tuesday, and Hawks’ head coach…

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Saturday’s USA v Jamaica decides 11th World Cup qualifier

USA, having beaten Chile last weekend (64 – 0) and Jamaica, who beat Canada (38 – 8), will meet tomorrow (Saturday 17th) to decide the eleventh qualifying nation for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England. The match will be played at the Hodges Stadium, University of North Florida, Jacksonville on Saturday, kicking off at 4pm local time. Below…

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