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Postby 4N » Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 15:13

To be clear, they can still play as Tonga XIII like they did last year until they get their board issues sorted out.

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Postby Canalina » Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 09:03

The Euro championship and Euro U19 have been postponed to next year/s

The Euro champ'ship B, C, D and U19 will be played in 2021, while the Euro championship A will return just in 2022 because next year there's the World Cup.
In 2022 the Euro A will be widened to eight teams: the current six ones (Fra, Wal, Ire, Sco, Ita, Spa) plus England and the winner of the Euro B

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Postby iul » Mon, 20 Jul 2020, 12:49

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12169640 ... -loan/amp/
Looks like Toronto Wolfpack is in a bit of trouble. Despite them having a billionaire owner to had to resort to asking other clubs for a loan. Would be nice to see them go bust.

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Postby iul » Mon, 20 Jul 2020, 17:31

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Wonderful news. Hopefully they are dead now along with their Ottawa and NY expansion efforts.

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 17:52

Women's Superleague and women's Challenge Cup 2020 has been cancelled.

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Postby Canalina » Sun, 27 Sep 2020, 04:28

Apparently league restarted the test matches before union did

The Netherlands v Germany, yesterday

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Postby Thomas » Sun, 27 Sep 2020, 10:52

Not a bad match..

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Postby RugbyLiebe » Mon, 28 Sep 2020, 09:14

Watched it live as two rugby friends of mine were playing for Germany. Interesting that they scrapped the scrums.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Postby Thomas » Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 12:05

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GHANA RUGBY LEAGUE RECOMMENDED FOR AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP OF INTERNATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE
https://www.intrl.sport/news/ghana-rugby-league-recommended-for-affiliate-membership-of-international-rugby-league/

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Postby Chester-Donnelly » Mon, 02 Nov 2020, 20:33

Toronto Wolfpack denied. Superleague clubs have voted to not let them back in. I guess that is the end of that.

https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/sp ... -rejected/

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Postby Chester-Donnelly » Sat, 07 Nov 2020, 16:26

Bradford Bulls have thrown their hat in the ring for the vacant Super League place.

https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/ ... 55010.amp/

Newcastle Thunder also have Super League ambitions, this seems to be longer term goal. Newcastle Thunder is owned by Newcastle Falcons. It's interesting that the owner feels he can grow both codes of rugby rather than seeing them as rival codes.

https://www.skysports.com/amp/rugby-lea ... -ambitions

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Postby Chester-Donnelly » Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 20:55

https://www.totalrl.com/bringing-back-t ... er-league/

I have a couple of questions for consideration.

Who will be the team to replace Toronto Wolfpack in the Super League?

Should Catalan Dragons now leave Super League and France set up their own professional league league? This is similar to the future of Italian rugby question. Could France sustain its own professional league? And then meet its old English rivals in a European competition.

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Postby vino_93 » Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 17:46

Answer for France : no. RL is ultra minor. If you look to our first league, the clubs are mostly villages around Perpignan. Nobody cares about RL outside of there, and a bit around Avignon. And Toulouse is working correctly, even if that will remain minor considering all the sports there are there.

And for me, nobody in France want to see dragons living superleague for a minor pro league here.

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Postby Chester-Donnelly » Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 18:08

vino_93 wrote:Answer for France : no. RL is ultra minor. If you look to our first league, the clubs are mostly villages around Perpignan. Nobody cares about RL outside of there, and a bit around Avignon. And Toulouse is working correctly, even if that will remain minor considering all the sports there are there.

And for me, nobody in France want to see dragons living superleague for a minor pro league here.


Thanks Vino. Then they must stay in Super League. Although this does seem a bit one sided. Could we put a basketball team in your Pro league please? That would be awesome.

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Postby Thomas » Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 21:31

turn up for the books:

Michael Cheika appointed Lebanon head coach for Rugby League World Cup
https://www.the42.ie/michael-cheika-appointed-lebanon-head-coach-for-rugby-league-world-cup-5272724-Nov2020/?utm_source=shortlink

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby vino_93 » Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 12:26

Chester-Donnelly wrote:
vino_93 wrote:Answer for France : no. RL is ultra minor. If you look to our first league, the clubs are mostly villages around Perpignan. Nobody cares about RL outside of there, and a bit around Avignon. And Toulouse is working correctly, even if that will remain minor considering all the sports there are there.

And for me, nobody in France want to see dragons living superleague for a minor pro league here.


Thanks Vino. Then they must stay in Super League. Although this does seem a bit one sided. Could we put a basketball team in your Pro league please? That would be awesome.


Sorry, no. Here we don't sell places, you need to earn it. You can start in department league in Pas de Calais I guess :D

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Postby Chester-Donnelly » Thu, 10 Dec 2020, 21:23

Newcastle Thunder (the rugby league department of Newcastle Eagles) has been accepted into the Rugby League Championship next season (the tier below Super League). This is a good decision in my opinion. Rugby league has been growing in Newcastle for a few years now. It is a good place to expand.

I hope the new Super League club will be York City Knights. They have a new stadium that is almost complete. If they are promoted, the Knights will be York's number one sports team. York is outside of the traditional rugby league heartland of West Yorkshire, so this will be another expansion. London and Toulouse are also good options for expansion but I think York would be a better option because it would turn the city into a rugby league city. You're never going to do that to London or Toulouse.

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Postby Chester-Donnelly » Sat, 12 Dec 2020, 10:58

The new Super League team will be announced on Monday.

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Postby Chester-Donnelly » Mon, 14 Dec 2020, 14:21

The twelfth Superleague team for next season has been announced. It will be Leigh Centurions. Not a bad choice. They have a really nice stadium. They're a good club. They probably deserve it. Leigh is right in the middle between Wigan, St Helens, Warrington and Salford's stadium. They will get plenty of away supporters when fans are allowed in. It will keep travel costs down and maximize attendances. It strengthens rugby league in one of the rugby league heartlands. It was probably the most sensible choice in uncertain times.

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Postby Thomas » Sun, 03 Jan 2021, 20:39

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Albania Rugby League invites all Albanians who play rugby outside the Albanian territory, who have the desire and will to give their contribution to the Albanian national team, to contact us.
The goal of Albania RL is the selection of candidates for the Albanian national team in rugby league, which will have 2 international matches for 2021.
The selection process will be carried out in several stages by the technical staff of the national team, to have in these 2 historic match for Albania Rugby League a competitive and high level team in these appearances.

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Canalina » Sun, 21 Feb 2021, 22:17

We are worried about the risk of postponement for the Women RWC but the League World Cup (men & women & wheelchair) starts just a month after and in a currently more at risk location: mid september start for the WRWC in New Zealand, end of october start for the RLWC in England. I don't follow rugby league, I wonder if there are plans to postpone the Cup or if they are certain to go ahead. A tournament with reduced crowd could be affordable for a Women RWC but probably a big blow for the much more ambitious RLWC

https://www.rlwc2021.com/schedule

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Re: The Rugby League Thread

Postby Thomas » Thu, 18 Mar 2021, 20:59

Rugby League in Nicaragua is officially recognised by the IND (Nicaragua Institute of Sport)

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