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Italy win in Ukraine to bolster World Cup hopes

Italy win in Ukraine to bolster World Cup hopes

An early, six-minute, genuine hat trick from Lions Brescia winger Nicola Bellotti and a second half shut out of the hosts, ensured that Italy will take their place in the 2016 European Qualifiers for the following year’s World Cup, after

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USA chooses 35-man squad for Canada series

USA chooses 35-man squad for Canada series

After six weeks of USARL competition, the growing strength of the domestic game in the USA has been illustrated in the initial 35-man Hawks train-on squad, which has been named to face Canada for a two-game series in September and

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Scotland to open Euro Championship defence against Wales at Wrexham

Scotland to open Euro Championship defence against Wales at Wrexham

The full schedule of matches for the European Championship Rounds 1, 2, and 3, to be played in October / November 2015 was published on Sunday morning. SCOTLAND will open their defence of the title when they face Wales in

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2015 R.L.E.F. Congress

2015 R.L.E.F. Congress

A total of 19 nations – 11 full, five affiliate and three observer – attended the 2015 Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) Congress, including the annual Council meeting, which was held for the first time in Eastern Europe, with the Serbian Rugby

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USA a sleeping giant, admits McDermott

USA a sleeping giant, admits McDermott

Leeds Rhinos coach, Brian McDermott has admitted that he is excited about his new role in charge of the USA.  When it comes to Rugby League the country is a “sleeping giant”, he says. To start the new coaching role

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McDermott backs McNamara to remain England coach

McDermott backs McNamara to remain England coach

Leeds Rhinos coach, Brian McDermott believes that England coach, Steve McNamara should remain in the position beyond the end of this season. McNamara is out of contract with England at the end of the coming season, but McDermott – who

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Russians beat Ukraine in Belgrade

Russians beat Ukraine in Belgrade

In extremely hot conditions, in neutral Belgrade, Russia secured their place in the 2016 European Qualifiers for the 2017 World Cup with a hard fought win over Ukraine. The Bears were deserving winners but were made to work for victory

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Parliamentarians support Ukraine-Russia Rugby League match

Parliamentarians support Ukraine-Russia Rugby League match

The UK’s Parliamentary Rugby League Group has praised those involved in the governing bodies of Ukraine, Russia and Serbia for playing and hosting a match despite a background of political tension. The game, a Rugby League European Championship B fixture,

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England launch new shirt

England launch new shirt

The brand new England Rugby League shirt for 2015 was unveiled at a special fans’ event at Wigan St Patricks on Tuesday evening. England captain Sean O’Loughlin, Kallum Watkins, James Roby and Chris Hill were in attendance to officially launch

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Gallen talks down Rep retirement claims

Gallen talks down Rep retirement claims

Over the last few days, talk of Paul Gallen retiring from all representative football after the third State of Origin game this year has begun after his Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan stated he will be focussing solely on playing

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