Russia head coach spends week in France

In preparation for their Autumn 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers with Scotland, and either Greece or Norway, Russia head coach Denis Korolev has been a guest at Toulouse Olympique, observing their season preparations for the UK Championship under former French international Sylvain Houles. “I have long wanted to visit a professional team that performs at a high level,” said…

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Final activity in TEP portal

Five match officials from across Europe joined the Rugby Football League’s full time match officials department, together with Australian Gerard Sutton ( who refereed two of the Tests between England and New Zealand), spending time experiencing a high-class performance environment. Ben Casty (France), Quentin Boissonnade (France), Guido Bonatti (Italy), Andrew Pilkington (Spain) and Jaroslav Bzoch (Czech Republic) were selected by…

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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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