Wales and Ireland 19-man squads for European Championship

Respective head coaches John Kear and Stuart Littler have named their squads for the 2021 World Cup qualifying showdown between Wales and Ireland in Wrexham tomorrow, (Sunday, kick off 3pm); the final game of the 2018 European Championship. Ireland, thanks to their superior point’s difference, need a point to achieve automatic qualification, whilst the defending European Champions, Wales have to…

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Kear lauds Wales’ 2018 season

This year has been “the best since 2015”, according to Wales head coach John Kear. Wales and Ireland go head-to-head at the Racecourse Stadium in Wrexham on Sunday (3pm) and the winner will qualify for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. The Dragons lost their opening European Championship encounter in France, but they responded with a 50-12 victory over Scotland.…

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Scotland 12 Wales 50 – European Championship result

An astonishing 50-point turnaround ensured that European Champions, Wales remain on course both to defend their trophy and to qualify for the 2021 World Cup. With the Bravehearts getting off to a near faultless start, John Kear’s men – trailing 12-0 after only eight minutes – then clawed their way back into the contest and were behind by only four…

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European Championship : France 54 Wales 18

France head for their World Cup qualifying showdown with Ireland next Saturday in confident form, after a comprehensive nine-try win over Wales at the Stade Albert Domec, Carcassone, Aurélien Cologni’s men dominated the opening exchanges and just after half time, the power of forwards Romain Navarette and skipper Jason Baitieri, allied to the guile of Tony Gigot – who finished with…

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Most diverse ever Match Official appointments for European Championship

The 2018 European Championship match officials list has been confirmed, with the group drawn from seven of the RLEF’s ember federations, the most diverse representation ever. A number of graduates from the RLEFs part EU-funded technical development programmes will feature after the appointments were made by the recently formed RLEF Match Officials Panel, made up of Steve Ganson (RFL), Mohammed Drizza…

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France v Wales squads for European Championship clash

France and Wales have named 19-man squads for their European Championship clash at the Stade Albert Domec, in Carcassone tomorrow (Saturday, kick off 6pm CET), which doubles as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England. The French have been strengthened by the arrival of Wigan duo, Morgan Escare and Romain Navarette, after the pair became the…

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Wales announce train-on squad for European Championships

Wales head coach John Kear has named nine uncapped players in his train-on squad for the forthcoming European Championship, which doubles as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England. And in addition to the nine (Chris Vitalini, Rhys Gant, James Mason, Liam Rice-Wilson, Connor and Curtis Davies, Sion Jones, Elliot Jenkins and James Olds), with experienced Dan…

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Chris Thair appointed RLEF General Manager

The Rugby League European Federation has appointed Chris Thair as its new General Manager, taking over from Danny Kazandjian who has become Global Operations Manager for the International Federation. Thair, aged 41, who will take up his new role on 1st November has a long history in developing rugby league, most recently as CEO and a director of Wales Rugby…

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