Balkan Super League will expand to 14 teams from 8 nations

Rugby League’s most geographically spread club competition, the Balkan Super League, will be further expanded when it kicks off in April 2019. Following the inclusion of a first Italian side, Lignano Sharks, the third year of the tournament will see it encompassing fourteen clubs for the first time, spread over two divisions, with eight nations involved. “After months of open…

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Ghanian royal made President of Ghana Rugby League

Nana Prempeh, an Ashanti Royal from Kumasi, has been made president of the Ghana Rugby League Federation. In further exciting developments, the newly-elected GRLF board has committed to university, club and international competitions in 2019 as the sport continues to progress in the capital Accra, and neighbouring city Tema. “I am honoured and privileged to have been elected to preside…

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Turkey Rugby League reports major increase in participation

The Turkish Rugby League Association has reported considerable growth as the champions of the men’s and women’s games have been crowned. Kadikoy Bulls defeated Ankara Phrygians 28-18 in the men’s Grand Final, whilst Izmir Batı Gücü also defeated the Phrygians, 8-4, in a double-header staged at the IBB Maltepe Sahil Sport Center, in Istanbul. “It has been an amazing season…

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Russia head coach spends week in France

In preparation for their Autumn 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers with Scotland, and either Greece or Norway, Russia head coach Denis Korolev has been a guest at Toulouse Olympique, observing their season preparations for the UK Championship under former French international Sylvain Houles. “I have long wanted to visit a professional team that performs at a high level,” said…

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Dates confirmed for final European Qualifiers

Following the draw for the final European qualifying groups for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, undertaken Friday night by St Helens’ international stars Tommy Makinson, Regan Grace and Theo Fages, the dates for nest year’s fixtures have been confirmed. In a quirk of fate, the nations in group one (Italy, Ireland and Spain) have all faced each other before…

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