Italy sanctioned for off-field incident

Italy sanctioned for off-field incident

The Rugby League World Cup 2017 has today sanctioned the Federazione Italiana Rugby League (FIRL) following the completion of an investigation into an off-field incident involving Italian Rugby League players in Cairns during the tournament. A fracas reportedly broke out

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Fiji move through to the quarters

Fiji move through to the quarters

Fiji qualified for the World Cup knockout stages undefeated after beating Italy 38-10 to progress as Group D winners. Despite going behind early to an Italian Josh Mantellato try, Fiji led 12-4 at half-time through a Kevin Naiqama try and

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Ireland begin World Cup campaign with a win

Ireland begin World Cup campaign with a win

An impressive Ireland posted a comfortable first win in the Rugby League World Cup in Cairns, beating Italy 36-12. A composed performance across the park featuring a haul of six tries will leave the Wolfhounds hopeful of progressing out of

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Coaching and Match Officials Courses – Sicily

Coaching and Match Officials Courses – Sicily

The Federazione Italiana Rugby League recently hosted a Level 2 coaching and a match officials course in tandem, in Catania, Sicily,  The course was attended by delegates from England, Sweden, Greece and Spain, with RLEF coaching manager Martin Crick and

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RLEF Board Discusses Strategic Calendar

RLEF Board Discusses Strategic Calendar

At a recent meeting in its new offices near London Bridge, the RLEF Board discussed the instigation of a wider European calendar, to include evolving the three-tier European Championship and expanding the age group competition. “We made clear progress on

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Italy and Spain Set for Triple-Header

Italy and Spain Set for Triple-Header

ITALY AND SPAIN SET FOR TRIPLE-HEADER An international festival of rugby league will take place in Saluzzo tomorrow (Saturday) when Italy will meet Spain. The respective senior and U21 national sides will play in the Piedmontese town, and to complete

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Lebanon and Italy announce Mediterranean Cup Squads

Lebanon and Italy announce Mediterranean Cup Squads

Both squads have been announced for Saturday’s Mediterranean Cup clash between Lebanon and Italy, at the Universite Libanais in Beirut. Both are made up entirely of domestic-based players, with the 17 Azzuris featuring five debutants and the 20 Cedars including

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Cedars to host 2017 Mediterranean Cup in Beirut

Cedars to host 2017 Mediterranean Cup in Beirut

Lebanon is aiming to retain the Mediterranean Cup on 3 June when the Cedars face Italy in Beirut. And as last year in Sicily, when the Cedars edged a superb game, 26-22, against the Azzurri, the encounter will be between

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Saluzzo Roosters Crowing After Final Match Win in France

Saluzzo Roosters Crowing After Final Match Win in France

Italian rugby league club, Saluzzo Roosters, have completed their debut season in the French competition by beating St Martin XIII 26-16 in the final match of their campaign, triggering euphoric scenes in the Centro Sportivo di Manta. The side originally

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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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