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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Dates confirmed for final European Qualifiers

Following the draw for the final European qualifying groups for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, undertaken Friday night by St Helens’ international stars Tommy Makinson, Regan Grace and Theo Fages, the dates for nest year’s fixtures have been confirmed. In a quirk of fate, the nations in group one (Italy, Ireland and Spain) have all faced each other before…

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Spain and Russia announce World Cup Qualifier squads

Spain and Russia have announced their 19-man squads for tomorrow’s opening game of European Championship B, in Quatre Carreres, Valencia (kick off 3pm CET), with the tournament also doubling as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England. The game will be live-streamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/leymabasketenglish/live These two nations have met once before in this competition, in 2016…

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Russia in RLWC Qualifiers should boost the local game

As Russia prepare to take on Spain and Serbia early next month, in European Championship B (which doubles as the next stage of qualification for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England), president of the Russian Federation of Clubs (ARLK), Denis Korolev, is predicting a significant boost for the game in Russia. “Participation of the Russian national team will…

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Russia, Serbia and Spain name extended squads

Russia, Serbia and Spain have named their initial, extended squads for October’s European Championship B, which doubles as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England. The top two nations will join Italy (the winners of Euro C) and the bottom two nations from the European Championship, in a final qualifying tournament in a year’s time. Spain…

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Spain, Russia and Serbia gear-up for European Championship B

Spain, Russia and Serbia have begun their preparations for October’s European Championship B, which doubles as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England.  The top two nations will join Italy, plus the winners of Euro C and the bottom two nations from the European Championships, in a final qualifying tournament in a year’s time. Spain host…

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