Boost for Rugby League in Fiji

Petero Civoniceva and Fiji National Rugby League’s dream to field a professional team in the New South Wales Rugby League’s premier competition received a huge boost today following the Australian Government’s announcement of its landmark support for Rugby League in the Pacific. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, made the announcement in Suva, the capital of Fiji, this morning, pledging financial…

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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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Former Leeds star Eastwood joins Intrust Super Premiership NSW side

Former New Zealand international and Leeds Rhinos powerhouse Greg Eastwood has been heralded as one of the biggest signings in Intrust Super Premiership NSW history, as he joined Newtown Jets ahead of 2019. The 2008 World Cup winner played for the Rhinos in the 2010 season, in between two spells with Canterbury Bulldogs, but struggled to truly settle. His second…

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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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Red Star Belgrade sign American duo

Red Star Belgrade have strengthened their squad ahead of their historic Challenge Cup clash with Cumbrian amateurs Millom ARLFC by signing two American internationals. Brandon Anderson and Jamil Robinson have joined the Serbian club ahead of the new season, having previously played stateside for Brooklyn Kings. Both players operate in the centres and featured in USA’s 10-16 defeat to Jamaica…

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Steeden to once again be the Official Match Ball supplier in Super League

Australian sports manufacturer Steeden will return as the Official Match Ball supplier to Super League, Championship and League 1, the Challenge Cup and England Rugby League on a three-year deal. Steeden balls will be available from early January for pre-season games and will feature in the first round of the Challenge Cup later in the month. The deal means the…

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