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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Final activity in TEP portal

Five match officials from across Europe joined the Rugby Football League’s full time match officials department, together with Australian Gerard Sutton ( who refereed two of the Tests between England and New Zealand), spending time experiencing a high-class performance environment. Ben Casty (France), Quentin Boissonnade (France), Guido Bonatti (Italy), Andrew Pilkington (Spain) and Jaroslav Bzoch (Czech Republic) were selected by…

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France and Scotland 19-man European Championship squads

France head coach Aurélien Cologni has named his 19-man squad for the match with Scotland in Carcassonne tomorrow (Saturday, kick off 6pm CET) which, if his men remain unbeaten, will see them lift the European Championship for the first time in 13 years. Going in as favourites against the yet to be victorious Scots, the French qualified for the 2021…

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19-man squads confirmed for Ireland v France

Ireland and France have named their 19-man squads for the European Championship clash at the Morton Stadium, Santry tomorrow (Saturday, kick off 2pm) Both nations won their opening round matches, at home to Scotland and Wales respectively, and the winners stand on the verge of attaining automatic qualification to the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England – the top…

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European Championship : France 54 Wales 18

France head for their World Cup qualifying showdown with Ireland next Saturday in confident form, after a comprehensive nine-try win over Wales at the Stade Albert Domec, Carcassone, Aurélien Cologni’s men dominated the opening exchanges and just after half time, the power of forwards Romain Navarette and skipper Jason Baitieri, allied to the guile of Tony Gigot – who finished with…

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Most diverse ever Match Official appointments for European Championship

The 2018 European Championship match officials list has been confirmed, with the group drawn from seven of the RLEF’s ember federations, the most diverse representation ever. A number of graduates from the RLEFs part EU-funded technical development programmes will feature after the appointments were made by the recently formed RLEF Match Officials Panel, made up of Steve Ganson (RFL), Mohammed Drizza…

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France v Wales squads for European Championship clash

France and Wales have named 19-man squads for their European Championship clash at the Stade Albert Domec, in Carcassone tomorrow (Saturday, kick off 6pm CET), which doubles as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England. The French have been strengthened by the arrival of Wigan duo, Morgan Escare and Romain Navarette, after the pair became the…

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