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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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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Greek Rugby League facing World Cup dilemma

The Greek Rugby League Association (GRLA) is on the brink of an historic and difficult decision to move their final RLIF Rugby League World Cup qualification game away from Athens and probably into England. This comes about because of the long-running and baffling arrangement where the Greek government has recognised a rival and unrecognised group governed by the Hellenic Federation…

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Bastas looking forward to Chase return

Doncaster’s Greece international, Stefanos Bastas says can’t wait to play alongside former England star Rangi Chase, who joined the Dons ahead of a return from a drugs ban for cocaine use, which ends on 14th July. After joining the club himself after only one season in the country with Hemel Stags, the 25-year-old Greek anticipates considerable excitemet, playing alongside the…

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Greece triumph over Norway to qualify for World Cup final stages

A dominant first half, which saw them 32-0 ahead at the break, saw Greece qualify for the final stages of the 2021 World Cup European qualifiers, where they will face Scotland and Russia, with the top two sides advancing. They were also crowned European Championship C winners. The gallant Norwegians, with centres Kristoffer Borsheim and Fredrik Nordtun outstanding, rallied in…

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