Squads confirmed – final European qualifiers for World Cup

The match day squads have been confirmed for the first round of games in the final European qualifiers for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. Next Saturday (26 October), Spain face Ireland in Valencia (5pm kick off) in Pool A. Italy, completing the group, and Scotland host Serbia in Glasgow (3pm) in Pool B; Greece the other contenders. The top two…

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Spain qualify more coaches ahead of new Rugby League season

Ahead of the new domestic season which launches in April, the AERL has qualified eight new coaches from Andalusia, after a successful level one course held at Lupión City Hall, in the Jaén region. Candidates from three clubs – Andújar, Baeza and Huelva – took part, in association with ARLA (Rugby League Association of Andalucía). “The course has been very…

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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 progress, Serbia devastated despite 24-20 European Championship B decider win

Despite narrow defeat at the Makis Stadium in Belgrade, Spain’s patient, determined display ensured their greatest outcome since making their international debut in May 2014.  In order to overtake the Spaniards, retain European Championship B and remain on the qualification trail for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, Serbia need to win by a margin of 14 points. When full…

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Squads announced for tomorrow’s Serbia v Spain Championship B decider

Serbia and Spain have announced their 19-man squads for the 2021 World Cup Qualifier showdown at the Makis Stadium in Belgrade tomorrow (Saturday). All three nations in European Championship B are tied on two points, with the Serbians needing to beat their opponents tomorrow by a difference of 14 points in order to retain their title, and move on to…

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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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Spanish Rugby League links with Valencian soccer

In the lead up to their fixtures in European Championship B, against Serbia and Russia (which double as qualifiers for RLWC2021 in England) the Spanish Rugby League Federation is further fostering a close relationship with soccer in the Valencia region. “Instead of trying to go head-to-head with other sports, Rugby League here is starting to join forces with other programmes,…

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