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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Spaniards Relished their Recent RLWC2017 Qualifiers Experience

Spain Rugby League coach, Darren Fisher has seen nothing but positive feedback after the nation’s debut in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers. Three years in to their development, his side performed highly creditably in Russia and at home to Ireland in Valencia, earning plaudits for their spirit and desire against much more experienced opponents. Acknowledging that his side…

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Spain relish positive World Cup experience

Spain‘s international Rugby League coach Darren Fisher claims to have had positive feedback after the nation’s debut in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers. Three years in to their development, his side performed highly creditably in Russia and at home to Ireland in Valencia, earning plaudits for their spirit and desire against much more experienced opponents. Fisher acknowledged that the Spaniards…

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