Morocco name coach for MEA Championships

Following completion of their domestic championship, Morocco Rugby League has named Jérôme Alonso as their head coach for the MEA Championships in Nigeria, in October, where they will initially face Cameroon. He will be assisted by Rachid Amraoui. “I am very happy and proud to have been chosen to coach Morocco’s national team.,” Alonso said. “It is with great enthusiasm…

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RLEF launch Women’s, and Wheelchair, European Championships at Congress

Following its first-ever Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, the RLEF has announced the creation of two new Championships, beginning in 2023: the European Wheelchair Rugby League Championship and European Women’s Rugby League Championship. “It is important that we continue to reflect our members activities and needs,” commented RLEF general manager, Chris Thair. “Both the women’s and the wheelchair games have grown…

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Greece triumph over Norway to qualify for World Cup final stages

A dominant first half, which saw them 32-0 ahead at the break, saw Greece qualify for the final stages of the 2021 World Cup European qualifiers, where they will face Scotland and Russia, with the top two sides advancing. They were also crowned European Championship C winners. The gallant Norwegians, with centres Kristoffer Borsheim and Fredrik Nordtun outstanding, rallied in…

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Greece and Norway name 19-man squads for World Cup qualifier

Greece and Norway have named their 19-man match day squads for tomorrow’s European Championship C Final, which also acts as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. The nations will meet for the first time today (Saturday) at the home of London Skolars, New River Stadium, Haringey (kick off 1pm), before the hosts face Doncaster in their League…

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RLEF Congress will see 23 national bodies gather in Istanbul this weekend

A record total of over 40 delegates, representing 23 national federations, will be part of the RLEF Congress to be held this weekend in Istanbul, Turkey, who host the annual get-together for the first time. RLEF general manager Chris Thair is looking forward to the gathering and venue. “There is a vibrancy in international rugby league at present highlighted this…

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Lebanon Rugby League Federation appoint new CEO

Nayef Abi Said has been appointed as the the new Lebanese Rugby League Federation CEO.  After a three-month recruitment process, the 39-year-old becomes the organisation’s second chief executive, taking over from the long-serving previous incumbent, Remond Safi, who will now focus on his regional role with the RLEF. Abi Said has an exemplary pedigree, having played for the Lebanese American…

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Lebanon appoint Rick Stone as Head Coach for their 2019 international fixtures

The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has named its staff for their 2019 international fixtures. Former Newcastle Knights and Huddersfield Giants boss, Rick Stone has been appointed Head Coach. He will be assisted by former national team player, George Ndaira, and Lebanon’s U20s and U18s coaches, Michael Habib and Tony Sakr.   Sam Ayache has been appointed Operations Manager. “After a fantastic achievement…

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