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FIRST SPANISH MATCH OFFICIALS QUALIFIED

17th April 2014

The first group of nineteen Spanish referees have received their Level 1 qualification following a three-day visit from RLEF tutor Phil Smith in Valencia. The training course supports the first ever Spanish championship, which kicked off in late March between five clubs, and has been included...[read more]

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RLEF-EU PROJECT SPREADS ACROSS EUROPE

14th April 2014

The Rugby League European Federation’s EU-backed Leadership Devolution Project, which commenced in Czech Republic in March, has held further sessions in three countries involving ten nations. Ireland, the Netherlands and Scotland hosted a total of seven project partner countries in a series of governance, coaching and...[read more]

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TOULOUSE WINS THE CUP FOR FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY

14th April 2014

Toulouse Olympique lifted France’s Lord Derby Cup for the first time in the club’s 70-plus year history on Sunday, easily dispatching 2012 champions AS Carcassonne 46-10 in the Stade Albert Domec, Carcassonne.

Under a hot Spring sun the home side got off to the best...[read more]

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WESTERN EUROPEAN NATIONS ANNOUNCE TEST MATCHES

11th April 2014

Four international games have been announced as Test match rugby league comes to Western Europe over the next couple of months. The Nassau Trophy sees Belgium and Spain play home and away; the Orange Cup pits the low countries against each other as Belgium take on...[read more]

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DUTCH, BELGIANS AND FRENCH COMMENCE EU RUGBY LEAGUE PROJECT

10th April 2014

The RLEF-EU Leadership Devolution Project, which sees 17 RLEF partners working together on an 18-month project, has begun its ‘Cluster 2’ activities in Delft, the Netherlands. RLEF Coaching Manager Martin Crick and the French Federation’s Thierry Dumaine combined to oversee the training of two new Dutch and...[read more]

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USA RUGBY LEAGUE PIONEERS DEFEATED BY JAMAICA HURRICANES

8th April 2014

The USARL Pioneers development side finished their two game tour of Jamaica, going down 50-30 to the semi-professional Hurricanes, the cream of the Jamaican game, at the Constant Spring Football Field.

The hosts were in charge 26-14 at half time, but brilliant and determined play...[read more]

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SECOND EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP B FIXTURE SWITCHED FROM UKRAINE

7th April 2014

The European Championship B match between Ukraine and Italy, scheduled for Kharkiv on 5 July, has been switched to Italy as the political crisis in Ukraine shows no immediate signs of abating. 

In mid-March Ukraine’s 24 May home clash against Russia, also scheduled for Kharkiv,...[read more]

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UKRAINIAN CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS DESPITE POLITICAL CRISIS

4th April 2014

The Ukrainian Championship has begun despite the ongoing political crisis that has already forced their European Championship B tie against Russia to be switched from its original venue, Kharkov. 

Last season, six clubs competed in the top division. The UFRL expanded it to eight for 2014,...[read more]

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