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RLEF RECOMMENDS RE-LAUNCHING EUROPEAN YOUTH COMPETITION

24th February 2017

The RLEF Board of Directors has confirmed it is considering re-launching regular European youth championships from next year, with U18 the recommended level.

The Board discussed the proposal at a meeting at their London headquarters in addition to Europe’s World Cup qualifying formats...[read more]

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ITALY AND LEBANON ANNOUNCE HISTORIC WOMEN’S INTERNATIONALS

19th February 2017

Italy and Lebanon women’s teams will play an historic two-match series for their own version of the Mediterranean Cup. The first game will be in Jounieh, Lebanon, on 25 February, with the Azzurri hosting the return leg on 5 May.

Both countries’...[read more]

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RUGBY LEAGUE NORGE COMPLETES COACH ACTIVITY

14th February 2017

Seven level 1 coach candidates and three coach educators have qualified from a course held at the Ullevål Stadium in Oslo.

The trio of educators - Dave Hunter, Isaac Schmidt and Joshua Hornby - have been added to the RLEF technical portal, which...[read more]

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LEBANON SCHOOLS RUGBY LEAGUE SEASON SET TO KICK OFF

13th February 2017

The Lebanese rugby league schools season is set to kick off with seven teams competing, with more lined up to join next year and for an extended nines competition later in the season. Four sides play in the Mount Lebanon division, which covers Beirut and the surrounding...[read more]

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UKRAINE RL CONTINUES COACH AND MATCH OFFICIAL EDUCATION

9th February 2017

Ukraine Federation of Rugby League (UFRL), have continued to their drive to develop coaches and match officials for the domestic competitions as they have held simultaneous courses in Kiev and Kharkhov.

Twenty coaches from nine different cities attended the course which was led...[read more]

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Hungary 44 - 10 Thailand

8th February 2017

Both Thailand, coached by Brian Smith, and Hungary, coached by Jonathan Wilson, entered the game off the back of 2 strong Test Match wins against El Salvador and Uruguay just 4 days earlier.

The match almost did not go ahead, with the planned...[read more]

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Hungary 50 - 4 Uruguay

4th February 2017

The Hungarian National Rugby League Team, the Magyar Bulls, played their first ever Test Match outside the continent of Europe.

Hungary played Uruguay, in what was the first ever Rugby League Test Match for them as well.

The game started...[read more]

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PROGRESS IN GREECE CONTINUES WITH MATCH OFFICIAL ACTIVITY

2nd February 2017

The RLEF continues to work closely with the Greek rugby league community, running a Level 1 match official course in Athens, led by educator George Stilianos.

Five locals attended including Grigoris Koutsimpogiorgos, who has been earmarked as a referee of great potential. The...[read more]

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