RLEF announces new charitable partnership

The Rugby League European Federation and the Australian-based charity Dev Inno Ltd, have entered into a partnership to build cohesive, sustainable rugby league communities in the RLEF’s Middle East Africa region. Dev Inno’s Sport for Life programme, aimed at promoting sport and education in developing nations, will focus on delivering technical training to coaches, officials and administrators, to increase the…

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Historic U19s qualification tie today – Italy v Ukraine

Italy and Ukraine U19s meet for the first time today, in the Stadio Fogliano, Fogliano di Repuglia, for the right to be the eighth nation in the 2018 U19 European Championships, in Belgrade this August. The eliminator will be the first of its kind at this level, signalling the growing emphasis on junior development among the RLEF’s member nations. The…

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Czech Republic v Norway, 16 June will kick-off World Cup 2021 Qualifiers

Preparations are in hand as the Czech Republic and Norway look to kick off the 2021WC Qualifiers, in Vrchlabi on the 16th of June. The clash will double as the opening tie in European Championship C–North, a group which also includes Germany.  The winners will then play the top team from the south group (Malta, Ukraine or Greece) for the…

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Global rugby league coaching standards agreed

The RLEF and APRLC progressed on global coaching standards following a three-day summit in Newcastle, Australia.  Technical standards leaders of the RLEF, Martin Crick, and Asia Pacific RL Confederation, Peter Corcoran, agreed a coach education programme that will establish the first internationally recognised set of qualifications. The four-year coach programme will commence in January 2019, the date by which they…

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Parliament commemorates 50th anniversary of Watersplash Final

Members of Parliament have recognised the 50th anniversary of the Watersplash Final. A motion has been tabled in the House of Commons by Member of Parliament for Wakefield, Mary Creagh MP, commemorating the game between Leeds and Wakefield Trinity, which was played in wet conditions at Wembley Stadium on 11 May 1968 for rugby league’s Challenge Cup. The game included…

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Chile – first South or Central Americans ever to contest a World Cup Qualifier

Chile will become the first ever nation from South or Central America to contest a Rugby League World Cup qualifier. With news that Federacion de Rugby Futbol League 13 Chile has become an affiliate member of the Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation (APRLC), they have been cleared to compete in qualifiers for the 2021 tournament. “We are delighted to continue…

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GC Foster College win Jamaican Inter-Collegiate championship

The eighth Jamaican Intercollegiate rugby league championship was claimed by GC Foster College Lions, as they defeated Excelsior Community College Eagles (Exed) 24-6 in the Grand Final, at the University of West Indies Mona Bowl. The Lions were brilliantly led by MVP Mikel Facey, whose play-making skills were the difference between the teams. Facey also posted a try and he…

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