Netherlands bag fourth sucessive win

For the first time in their history, the Netherlands rugby league side have won four consecutive Test matches, after their 24-4 triumph in Gothenburg, Sweden. “I am extremely proud of my players. They had to show great togetherness,” said Netherlands head coach, Kane Krlic, who played three debutants; Gydo Van Den Heuvel, David Schran and teenage back rower Rick Huther.…

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RLEF and FFRX111 forge collaboration agreement

Following successful level 2 coaching and match officials courses in Barcares, near Perpignan, involving RLEF cluster group Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland RL, agreement has been reached for the first time to recognise and adopt joint technical qualifications between the RLEF and the French Federation. This significant agreement follows on from the RLEF/Asia-Pacific agreement to develop joint coaching qualifications to be…

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Rotterdam Nines – Details Announced

Nine sides from six countries will take to the field for the annual Rotterdam Nines tournament, to be held on 14th April. Amsterdam Cobras, Harderwijk Dolphins and the hosts Rotterdam Pitbulls represent the Netherlands, North Brussels Gorillas join from neighbours Belgium, TSV Karlshofen and Ost Westfalen come from Germany, Eastern Europe sides Krupka Dragons (Czech Republic) and Ragbi Klub Dorcol…

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Dutch Celebrate Best Year Yet

The NRLB (Nederlandse Rugby League Bond) has celebrated its busiest season in their 15-year association with the Rugby League European Federation, including an expanded representative calendar, youth programme and domestic championship, as well as elevation to voting membership status within the governing organization. “As a governing body we made a conscious decision some time ago, that developing domestically was to…

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Netherlands v Sweden preview

Sweden travel to Holland for the initial Test match between the nations tomorrow, three weeks after the Dutchmen’s historic first-ever victory away in Germany. The fixture will be played at the AAC Rugby Club, the first international to be staged in Amsterdam. Upbeat Dutch coach Kane Krlic said: “After gaining our first win in 11 years, the atmosphere is very…

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