Dates confirmed for final European Qualifiers

Following the draw for the final European qualifying groups for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, undertaken Friday night by St Helens’ international stars Tommy Makinson, Regan Grace and Theo Fages, the dates for nest year’s fixtures have been confirmed. In a quirk of fate, the nations in group one (Italy, Ireland and Spain) have all faced each other before…

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World Cup Qualifier, Norway 40 – Germany 22

Norway overturned their negative eight points difference with a stunning second half performance to outgun favourites Germany in Porsgrunn.  All the sides in European Championship C – North therefore finish on two points but, due to the magnitude of this win, the Vikings progress to face ECC- South winners, Greece, in a neutral-ground play off next month. Leading narrowly at…

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Norway and Germany Squads for WCQ Showdown

Norway and Germany have named their 19-man squads for the final game in European Championship C – North, in Porsgrunn tomorrow (Saturday), which doubles up as the next stage of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers. The ultimate victors will face the winners of European  Championship C – South, on neutral territory, most likely in spring 2019. Germany are…

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International and European Federations send message of condolence to the family of George Kocev

It is with considerable sadness that the Rugby League International and European Federations have been made aware of the tragic passing of Georgi Kocev. The 31-year-old, who played for Bulgaria in the 2017 Balkan Championship, was training with his club side CSKA Moscow when he suffered an apparent heart attack. Medical assistance attended but doctors could not revive the back…

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Norway completes TEP activity with successful Match Official course

Norway is the latest country to complete its activities on the EU part-funded Training and Education Portal project. RLEF tutor Phil Smith oversaw young Serbian Rugby League Federation educator-candidate, Ivica Djordjevic and the host’s head of match officials, Adrian Seglem deliver a level one course to seven candidates in Stavanger. It was the first time that Rugby League Norge has…

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Czech Republic v Norway preview – European Championship C (North)

    The Czech town of Vrchlabi has World Cup fever with the national side taking on Norway there tomorrow (Saturday 16th) in the opening game in European Championship C – North, which also doubles as the first match in the 2021 RLWC qualifiers. The hosts have named two debutants, local Dominik Machek from Mad Squirrels, Vrchlabi, and Mikulov Rooster…

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