Spain progress, Serbia devastated despite 24-20 European Championship B decider win

Despite narrow defeat at the Makis Stadium in Belgrade, Spain’s patient, determined display ensured their greatest outcome since making their international debut in May 2014.  In order to overtake the Spaniards, retain European Championship B and remain on the qualification trail for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, Serbia need to win by a margin of 14 points. When full…

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Squads announced for tomorrow’s Serbia v Spain Championship B decider

Serbia and Spain have announced their 19-man squads for the 2021 World Cup Qualifier showdown at the Makis Stadium in Belgrade tomorrow (Saturday). All three nations in European Championship B are tied on two points, with the Serbians needing to beat their opponents tomorrow by a difference of 14 points in order to retain their title, and move on to…

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Spain win World Cup Qualifier against Russia 32 / 24

Toulouse scrum half Romain Pallares led Spain to victory with a hat trick of tries to help overcome a stubborn Russian side who, despite conceding seven touchdowns to four, refused to surrender the initiative in Valencia, in the opening game of European Championship B. “Full credit to Russia, we knew they were going to be a big, physical side and…

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Spain and Russia announce World Cup Qualifier squads

Spain and Russia have announced their 19-man squads for tomorrow’s opening game of European Championship B, in Quatre Carreres, Valencia (kick off 3pm CET), with the tournament also doubling as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England. The game will be live-streamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/leymabasketenglish/live These two nations have met once before in this competition, in 2016…

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Spanish Rugby League links with Valencian soccer

In the lead up to their fixtures in European Championship B, against Serbia and Russia (which double as qualifiers for RLWC2021 in England) the Spanish Rugby League Federation is further fostering a close relationship with soccer in the Valencia region. “Instead of trying to go head-to-head with other sports, Rugby League here is starting to join forces with other programmes,…

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Russia, Serbia and Spain name extended squads

Russia, Serbia and Spain have named their initial, extended squads 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 (the winners of Euro C) and the bottom two nations from the European Championship, in a final qualifying tournament in a year’s time. Spain…

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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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Spanish Season Set to Kick Off

The Spanish Rugby League Association (AERL) is ready to launch its new championship season this Saturday (4 November). The ‘Liga MFB’ – named after principal sponsor My Fit Body, a sports nutrition company, will see a six-team Serie A, supported by Serie B in Andalucia and a regional summer league.  Five Valencian clubs – Bufals Sedaví, Ontinyent, Torrent Tigers, Valencian…

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Coach Educator course in Valencia builds AERL candidate’s Confidence

Two new Spanish coach educator-candidates continued their development journey in Valencia, as the Asociacion Española de Rugby League hosted a Level 1 coaching course before the start of its new season. The course, which was also attended by Rugby League Ireland’s Wayne Kelly, was a part of the EU-backed Training and Education Portal project, and built around a Valencian 9s…

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