Spain, Russia and Serbia gear-up for European Championship B

Spain, Russia and Serbia have begun their preparations for October’s European Championship B, which doubles as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England.  The top two nations will join Italy, plus the winners of Euro C and the bottom two nations from the European Championships, in a final qualifying tournament in a year’s time. Spain host…

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Sheffield bids to host 2021 World Cup games

A joint bid to bring Rugby League World Cup fixtures to Sheffield in 2021 has been made by Sheffield City Council, Sheffield United, SIV and Sheffield Eagles, and it has passed the first stage of the selection process. It means some of the world’s top teams could be playing at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium when the tournament comes to England…

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RLEF set to reveal Kazandjian replacement

With RLEF general manager, Danny Kazandjian, having taken up a similar role for the northern hemisphere with the International Federation, European Federation chairman Maurice Watkins, MBE paid tribute to his efforts. “Whilst I wish Danny all the very best in his new role within the sport, with the International Federation, both I and the board are very sorry to lose…

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RLEF appoints two new directors

The Rugby League European Federation has appointed two new independent directors to its board; sport engagement manager Mahdi Choudhury and civil engineer Colin Kleyweg. Choudhury joined the British Olympic Association as a lawyer in 2006 and has worked as part of the TeamGB delegation at the last six Olympic Games, including serving as deputy chef de mission at the 2014…

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