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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Kiwis seek closing win

The New Zealand Students’ tour of England reaches a climax on Saturday (26 May) with the Second Test against England Universities. The Kiwis will go into the contest, at Kingston Park, Newcastle, aiming to head home on a winning note. England prevailed 42-4 at the LD Nutrition Stadium, Post Office Road, Featherstone, last Saturday in an opening international which was…

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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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Leeds Beckett take on the Kiwis!

NEW ZEALAND STUDENTS will open a three-match tour of England tomorrow (Wednesday 16 May) with a game against Leeds Beckett. The fixture, at Kirkstall, kicks off at 2.00pm. The Kiwis will then meet England Universities on Saturday (19 May, 2.15pm) in a curtain-raiser to the Betfred Championship clash between Featherstone Rovers and Leigh Centurions at the LD Nutrition Stadium, Post…

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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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