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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England Academy 18 Australian Schoolboys 6

A determined and persistent England Academy side last night proved themselves too strong, in the second of this year’s two Test series against their Australian Schoolboys opposition, in a match played in crisp, cold conditions, on an immaculate pitch at Headingley, winning 18-6 to take this year’s series 2-nil. Calmly confident seems the best word to describe the England performance,…

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Albania granted Observer status

Albania has become the 39th member nation of the RLEF after they were granted Observer status, further strengthening the sport in the Balkans. “Congratulations to everyone involved in Albania Rugby League, the sport should be excited about the developments taking place in the region,” said Jovan Vujosevic, RLEF Central & Eastern Europe regional director, who has facilitated their inclusion. “Tirana…

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Saints stars to make World Cup draw

INTERNATIONAL STARS TO DRAW FINAL EUROPEAN GROUP QUALIFYERS FOR 2021 WORLD CUP England’s Golden Boot winner Tommy Makinson, French star Theo Fages and Wales flyer, Regan Grace will draw the final men’s European qualifying group for the 2021 World Cup in England. The draw will take place at the Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens, on Wednesday 12 December at 3pm,…

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Toronto and Toulouse will NOT play in the Challenge Cup

Toronto Wolfpack and Toulouse Olympique have confirmed they will NOT be entering the Challenge Cup next season. The two Championship clubs have omitted themselves from the competition, and will not partake in the Round Four when Championship sides join the competition. Last season saw the Wolfpack crash out to Warrington Wolves in the sixth round, while Toulouse chose not to…

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