Czech Republic set to face Serbia and Poland in historic double-header

An historic double-header is set to place in Vrchlabi on Saturday 24 August, when the Czech Republic play Serbia in a full international, preceded by their U18s facing Poland U20s, in a first-ever encounter between the nations. “Two new junior teams joined the Czech competition in 2019 and they are both full of talented players,” said Czech U18s head coach…

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Ghana title claimed by Bulls

Following the last round of matches, held at the University of Ghana Rugby Field, Bulls took the 2019 Championship, beating Skolars 40-30 to lift the title. Led by their skipper and man of the match Collins Ofosu, Bulls hung on in a terrific contest. “I have to commend the boys who showed a great commitment in training throughout the season,”…

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Netherlands Grand Final squad announced

Den Haag Knights will be hoping to reverse history when they face defending champions Amsterdam Cobras in tomorrow’s Netherlands Grand Final, at the National Rugby Centre Stadium in Amsterdam (kick off 3pm). The Knights will be competing in their fifth consecutive grand final since the clubs inception in 2015 and last season lost out in the decider to the Cobras, 29-28, in…

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South Africa confirm next goal is 2020 MEA Championships participation

After defeat to the Cook Islands in their 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifier at the weekend, South Africa has confirmed that their next step in rebuilding their international presence is to compete in the 2020 MEA Championships. “SARLSA is excited and keen to be part of the MEA Championships next year,” commented SARLSA president, Dr. Frans Erasmus. “It will…

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Italy’s women win 1st Test as Serbia make their bow

A brace of tries from loose forward Erica Neri and ten points via playmaker Rosaluna Gavagna, from a touchdown and three converstions, saw Italy’s women register their first home win, 26-0, against debutants Serbia, at Bella Italia EFA Village, Lignano Sabbiadoro. “I was very happy with our performance,“ said FIRL vice president, Tiziano Franchini. “In our last training sessions we…

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Serbia will become the latest rugby league nation to field a women’s team tomorrow (Saturday), when they face Italy in Lignano as part of the sport’s international weekend. The formal women’s club competition in the country only began this year, with sides playing regularly in Belgrade – at Red Star Belgrade and Partizan – and in Leskovac. But the opportunity…

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Further progress in Middle East Africa region – MEA report

Rugby League’s impact in the Middle East Africa region continues to grow, ahead of the 2019 MEA Championships to be held in Lagos, in October, featuring Nigeria, Morocco, Cameroon and Ghana. “The Middle East Africa Championships opens up the opportunity to build business relationships with Africa’s largest economy,” said Ade Adebisi, General Manager and Vice President of the Nigerian Rugby…

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