Spanish Rugby League links with Valencian soccer

In the lead up to their fixtures in European Championship B, against Serbia and Russia (which double as qualifiers for RLWC2021 in England) the Spanish Rugby League Federation is further fostering a close relationship with soccer in the Valencia region. “Instead of trying to go head-to-head with other sports, Rugby League here is starting to join forces with other programmes,…

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Russia in RLWC Qualifiers should boost the local game

As Russia prepare to take on Spain and Serbia early next month, in European Championship B (which doubles as the next stage of qualification for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England), president of the Russian Federation of Clubs (ARLK), Denis Korolev, is predicting a significant boost for the game in Russia. “Participation of the Russian national team will…

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RLEF can boast seminal technical progress in Europe

In a major step forward for technical progress, 13 match officials and eight coaches have taken part in ‘professional placements’ activities as part of the EU-backed Training and Education Portal project, which completes at the end of this year. In the build-up to the RLEF Congress in Serbia – one of the project’s cluster leaders – the week-long professional development…

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Scotland announce side for clash in Cumbria

The Scottish line-up for the Under 19s fixture with Cumberland at Wath Brow Hornets on Sunday (23 September) has been confirmed. The side is: Euan Caldwell (Bon Accord Bulls), Liam Jones (Warrington Wolves), Joe Camlin (Siddal), Robbie Wales (Edinburgh Eagles), Finlay Thain (Edinburgh Eagles), Alex Williams (Edinburgh Eagles), Aidan Giblett (Manchester Rangers), Chris Paterson (Newcastle Thunder), Dan May (Halifax ERA),…

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World Cup Qualifier, Norway 40 – Germany 22

Norway overturned their negative eight points difference with a stunning second half performance to outgun favourites Germany in Porsgrunn.  All the sides in European Championship C – North therefore finish on two points but, due to the magnitude of this win, the Vikings progress to face ECC- South winners, Greece, in a neutral-ground play off next month. Leading narrowly at…

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Norway and Germany Squads for WCQ Showdown

Norway and Germany have named their 19-man squads for the final game in European Championship C – North, in Porsgrunn tomorrow (Saturday), which doubles up as the next stage of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers. The ultimate victors will face the winners of European  Championship C – South, on neutral territory, most likely in spring 2019. Germany are…

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Russia, Serbia and Spain name extended squads

Russia, Serbia and Spain have named their initial, extended squads for October’s European Championship B, which doubles as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England. The top two nations will join Italy (the winners of Euro C) and the bottom two nations from the European Championship, in a final qualifying tournament in a year’s time. Spain…

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2018 RL European Championship details confirmed

The dates, kick off times and venues have been confirmed for the 2018 Rugby League European Championship, which features France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The tournament also acts as a qualifier for the 2021 World Cup in England, with the top two nations going through automatically to join the current eight seeds. The bottom two nations will become the top…

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