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EUROPEAN QUALIFIER TO BE STAGED IN MONZA

25th May 2016

The third round of the Pool A European qualifiers for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup will kick off in one of Italy’s great sporting cities, Monza, nine miles north-east of Milan in the Lombardy region. The Federazione Italiana Rugby League has partnered with the city, home...[read more]

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OVER 400 CHILDREN INTRODUCED TO RUGBY LEAGUE IN ITALY

23rd May 2016

Over 400 boys and girls between the ages of five and 16 played in a rugby league tournament in Este, introducing them to the fundamentals of the sport. The tournament worked with a number of schools in and around Padova with 12 local councils involved, covering...[read more]

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ITALY AND LEBANON REVIVE MEDITERRANEAN CUP

20th May 2016

After a ten-year hiatus, the Mediterranean Cup has been resurrected by the Italian and Lebanese rugby leagues. The teams will play in a one-off match on 11 June in Catania, Sicily, at the Centro Universitario Sportivo’s Cittadello dello Sport. In an agreement reached by the two federations, principally...[read more]

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RUGBY LEAGUE ANNOUNCES ITS OWN VERSION OF THE AMERICAS CUP

17th May 2016

Following the success of their meetings in the Rugby League World Qualifiers last season - which saw Brian McDermott’s USA make the finals in 2017 - Canada, Jamaica and United States have unveiled a new tournament, ‘The Rugby League Americas Cup.’ The nations will play the other...[read more]

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IRELAND ANNOUNCED AS 2016 RLEF CONGRESS HOST NATION

16th May 2016

The 2016 RLEF Congress will be held in Bray, outside Dublin, Ireland, between 28-30 October 2016, to coincide with Ireland’s home 2017 World Cup qualifier against Russia on 29 October in the town. 

RLEF chairman Maurice Watkins, CBE commented: “This will be the second Congress...[read more]

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Ireland 4 - 24 England

14th May 2016

A length of the field try by Karle Hunte broke the resistance of the Irish Students and lead England Lions to a hard fought win

The game started with both sides showing good work in defence, with neither finding a way through in...[read more]

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WESTERN EUROPEAN NATIONS ANNOUNCE TRIANGULAR SERIES FIXTURES

12th May 2016

Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands have announced the dates of their triangular series. Germany will host the Belgians in Dusseldorf on 6 August before travelling to Rotterdam a week later for the Griffin Cup, contested annually between the two neighbours. The Dutch complete the series on...[read more]

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GB STUDENT PIONEERS ANNOUNCE TOUR TO HUNGARY

11th May 2016

The GB Student Pioneers will retain their central European flavour in 2016, having announced a tour to Hungary. It follows their successful trip last year to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The British side, which is drawn from students from four nations who have made a notable contribution to...[read more]

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