RLIF Middle East Africa Championship to be staged in Lagos, Nigeria

Three nations on debut and one returning to the international fold will contest the second RLIF Middle East Africa Championship in October 2019. The event, staged over four days, will be hosted at the Teslim Balogum Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria, with the hosts facing fellow newcomers Ghana, and Cameroon (also making their bow) coming up against Morocco, who last played…

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New Super League partner for a new Nigerian club

You might mistakenly be thinking that rivalry between Super League clubs is mainly restricted to the Pennines, in the North of England.  But no; the battle between Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield Trinity has recently taken on an international dimension – in Nigeria. The newly established Nigerian Rugby League is set to launch its inaugural domestic competition this summer.  Leeds Rhinos…

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Spain qualify more coaches ahead of new Rugby League season

Ahead of the new domestic season which launches in April, the AERL has qualified eight new coaches from Andalusia, after a successful level one course held at Lupión City Hall, in the Jaén region. Candidates from three clubs – Andújar, Baeza and Huelva – took part, in association with ARLA (Rugby League Association of Andalucía). “The course has been very…

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Serbia `Team John’ beat Lebanon `Team Bev’ in traditional season-starter Risman Cup

The traditional match to herald the start of the new rugby league season in Serbia, named after the Risman family, saw Serbia’s U21s ‘Team John” defeat Lebanon’s U23s ‘Team Bev’ 36-24, at the BASK Arena. In the seventh annual clash, ‘Team John” retained the trophy thanks to a superb hat-trick from skipper Vladimir Milutinović’s, and overturned a 14-12, half-time deficit, to…

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Lebanon RLF elect new board

Following elections hosted and presided over by the Ministry of Youth and Sport in Beirut, the Lebanese Rugby League Federation has announced its new administrative board. The six-strong group, which is mandated until January 2023, includes four independent directors and two nominated by the clubs. The move towards an independent board was part of a key strategic decision made early…

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Balkan Super League will expand to 14 teams from 8 nations

Rugby League’s most geographically spread club competition, the Balkan Super League, will be further expanded when it kicks off in April 2019. Following the inclusion of a first Italian side, Lignano Sharks, the third year of the tournament will see it encompassing fourteen clubs for the first time, spread over two divisions, with eight nations involved. “After months of open…

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