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Greek Association Awarded Observer Status

Greek Association Awarded Observer Status

The RLEF has granted Observer status to the Greek Rugby League Association. The GRLA, which is registered in Athens, was incorporated on 28 February 2017, and is the governing body of the four clubs that participate in the domestic competition:

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Rugby League’s Sport England funding cut by 38%

Rugby League’s Sport England funding cut by 38%

Sport England has slashed its funding towards Rugby League, offering £10.75m over the next four-year period. The funding received is a 38% deduction from the previous four-year cycle, when the Rugby Football League was awarded £17.5m to help the development

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Ukraine Super League Set for Kick Off

Ukraine Super League Set for Kick Off

The Ukrainian Super League kicks off on 25 March, with eight clubs playing in two groups of four, and the expectation is that this will be the most competitive domestic season yet. The Group A clubs (in the west) are

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Gareth Hock wouldn’t say no to England return if the call came

Gareth Hock wouldn’t say no to England return if the call came

Gareth Hock admits he would be unable to resist the lure of a recall to the England side if he was asked to do so by Wayne Bennett. Hock has not played for England since 2012 – and acrimoniously exited

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Out of Africa – a Spike of Interest

Out of Africa – a Spike of Interest

SPIKE OF INTEREST OUT OF AFRICA The RLEF’s Middle East Africa region has reported an encouraging rise in the level of interest in rugby league over the last few months. Remond Safi, MEA regional director, who is based in Beirut

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Amor unnerved by competition for England selection

Amor unnerved by competition for England selection Updated

Kyle Amor has spoken of his desire to secure a place in England’s World Cup squad following his early involvement in the national team. The uncapped St Helens prop has been involved in both of England’s Elite Performance Squad training

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Six Countries to be Represented at Rotterdam 9s

Six Countries to be Represented at Rotterdam 9s

Sides from six nations – Holland, England, Wales, France, Germany and the Czech Republic – will take part in the second annual Rotterdam 9s. Organised by the Nederlandse Rugby League Bond, last year’s (inaugural) 9’s saw teams from Belgium and

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Wayne Bennett keeping tabs on Greg Eden ahead of World Cup

Wayne Bennett keeping tabs on Greg Eden ahead of World Cup

England coach Wayne Bennett is casting a watchful eye over Castleford winger Greg Eden ahead of this year’s World Cup, Tigers coach Daryl Powell has confirmed – after the national boss reportedly changed his opinion of the former Huddersfield and

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Italy Promoted to Full RLEF Member Status

Italy Promoted to Full RLEF Member Status

The administrative body for Italian rugby league, Federazione Italian Rugby League (FIRL), has been granted full member status of the Rugby League European Federation for the first time. Although the sport has been played in Italy since the 1950s, modern

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Norway Announces Historic First Youth International

Norway Announces Historic First Youth International

In a first for rugby league in the country, Norge RL has announced its inaugural youth international, their U19s set to face Serbia U18s on 7 May, in Nannestad, 60km north of Oslo. Joshua Skidmore-Hornby, head coach of the Norwegian

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