South Africa congratulate Australia and New Zealand on winning right to host 2017 Rugby League World Cup

From Phil Caplan, RLEF media The Rugby League International Federation today announced that Australia and New Zealand were jointly successful in winning the right to host the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, ahead of a bid from South Africa. Chairman of the bid committee and RLIF vice chairman, Nigel Wood said: “The bid from South Africa was very strong, prepared professionally and clearly demonstrated a passion for...

Australia and New Zealand announced as the hosts of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup

From SAfRL media The Rugby League International Federation today announced that Australia and New Zealand were the successful bidders to host the 2017 RLIF World Cup. The joint bid was one of two bids, with South Africa being the other nation bidding for the honors to host this prestigious event. Chairman of the bid committee and RLIF Vice-Chair, Nigel Wood said “This was not a simple decision but with fans of...

RUGBY LEAGUE TO FEATURE WITHIN COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN GLASGOW

From Phil Caplan, RLEF media The lead up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will feature rugby league as an exhibition sport, with an U19s 9s Championship involving five of the six Commonwealth Regions. The Rugby League Commonwealth Championship 2014 will be contested by South Africa, Canada, Jamaica, England, Scotland, Wales, Australia and Papua New Guinea, with the teams split into two groups. The matches will...

SOUTH AFRICAN RUGBY LEAGUE ANNOUNCED THE SENIOR TRAINING GROUP TODAY FOR THE 2013 SEASON

From South African Rugby League Media The Rhino’s first match will be against New South Wales Country League at Bosman Stadium in Brakpan, Gauteng on the 18th of October 2013. The New South Wales Team will also play a Gauteng Combined Clubs side the 12th of October 2013. Kobus Botha, President of SARL, was very upbeat, saying: “We have the utmost faith in the coaching staff and the players, and trust they will...

RLEF AGM & CONFERENCE REGISTERS RECORD ATTENDANCE

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media A record number of 24 nations, an increase of four from last year, attended the 11th Rugby League European Federation Annual Council Meeting and fourth RLEF Conference at Brunel University, to coincide with last weekend’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium. It signalled a first full year as chair for Maurice Watkins CBE. “Some notable progress has been made by many of our members...

Festival of World Cups

By Daniel Andruczyk 2013 is shaping up to be a huge year for Rugby League internationally. Not only do we have the first grade world cup for the men, but there are five other world cups being played as well: Women’s, Wheelchair, Students, Armed Forces and Police Forces. Though there is a website (see here) it seems that they get a small showing on the various media outlets and as always we down play them. So here...

News from South Africa

From Various There is also news from the South Africans. They have been having their season and results are starting to come in with the Tuks and Tigers currently battling it out for top spot honours. Rhino & Protea Cup Schedule & Results Week-End Results (12 Jan 13): Current Results Rhino and Protea Cup Week-end Results: Log Results: Forthcoming Week-end Schedule: 09-Feb-13   Daniel...

South Africa Plays on

By Daniel Andruczyk A lot has been happening over the weekend and fortunately or unfortunately (depending on how you see it) is revolves around International Rugby League. I see it as fortunate as it keeps the games international growth in the eye of the fans and media, however there are still some very interesting attitudes about International rugby League out there. But some news, where this thread started first...
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