Cameroon Announce 22-Man Squad

Five of the six clubs playing domestic rugby league in the Cameroon are represented in their reduced 22-man squad for the MEA Championship in Lagos, Nigeria from 2-5 October. Bulls RL from Yaoundé have the highest number included, with eight, although the club Championship has taken a break while players are released for national team duties. Cameroon RL head coach,…

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Historic Weekend for European Rugby League

For the first time, last weekend, two full women’s internationals took place on the same day, when a number of historic fixtures across the board marked a milestone weekend for the RLEF. Canada Ravens beat Serbia Women 34-6 in Belgrade, the hosts making their international debut in the female game. Turkey continued their rapid progression, overcoming debutants Greece Women in…

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Germany and Netherlands name squads for annual Griffin Cup

The seventh, annual Griffin Cup will be staged in Gnarrenburg, Germany this Saturday (kick off 4pm) with the hosts looking to regain the trophy. They won the first four encounters starting in 2013, when they were triumphant 28-22 in Heidleberg, but have been defeated in the last two clashes, including last year’s clash in Rotterdam, when the Dutch prevailed 38-22.…

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Middle East Africans name squads for 2nd Championship

Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco and Nigeria have all announced initial train-on squads for the second Middle East Africa Championship, to be held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria from  2-5 October. Hosts Nigeria have opted for a 60-man party, initially, including Canterbury Bulldog’s Jayden Okunbor, who has been named vice captain, young Leeds prop Muizz Mustapha, who has impressed…

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Istanbul Saturday – European U19s qualifier Turkey v Ukraine

Turkey will face Ukraine this Saturday (31 August) at the Beylerbeyi Stadium, Istanbul to determine the eighth nation to play in the 2020 U19s European Championship (kick off 3pm). The winners will head to Lignano Sabbiadoro in Italy to join the hosts, France, England, Wales, Scotland, Serbia and Ireland from 3–13 September next year. Turkey RLA  have run training camps…

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Greece v Scotland World Gup Qualifier to be played in London

The Greek Rugby League Association has confirmed that, due to continued difficulties staging their 2021 Rugby League World Cup Qualifier in Athens, the ‘home’ match with Scotland will be held in London, at the home of London Skolars.  The tie will take place under lights at the New River Stadium on Friday 1 November. Greece qualified for this deciding group…

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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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