The Toronto Wolfpack have put together an encouraging performance in their first official game, going down to 2016 Challenge Cup winners, Hull FC, 26 - 20 at KCom Stadium in Hull.
Toulouse Olympique XIII - Officiel have shown that they will be a force to contend with in this year's Rugby League Championships after defeating Super League club and local rivals, Dragons Catalans Officiel, 22 - 6 at Stade Ernest ArgelĂšs.

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The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has today announced that Ivan Cleary will coach the Lebanon Cedars at this year's Rugby League World Cup.

Lebanon have been drawn in Group A for the tournament with the Australian Kangaroos, EnglandRL and the FFR XIII - Fédération Française de Rugby à XIII Chanticleers.
Congratulations to Jesse Bromwich and Sarina Fiso who were borh winners at the 2016 NZRL Awards on Friday night.

Bromwich was named New Zealand Kiwis Player of the Year for the second year running, whilst Fiso claimed her third Kiwi Fern of the Year award.

2016 NZRL Awards Night winners - Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation

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The FFR XIII - Fédération Française de Rugby à XIII has announced the French U23s squad for the upcoming match against the City of Hull Academy side on February 9.

FRANCE U23S SQUAD:
ALBERT Lucas (Dragons Catalans), AMBERT Thomas (St EstÚve XIII Catalan), BELMAS Lambert (St EstÚve XIII Catalan), BIENES Clément (Albi), BONNET Guillaume (Lézignan), BOUZINAC Charles (Lézignan), CARDACE Damien...
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The 2016/17 Rhino Cup (First Division) champions will be decided this weekend when the University of Pretoria TUKS Rugby League club take on the Pretoria Bears.

One of the dominant clubs of the South African Rugby League, the TUKS will go into Saturday's Grand Final as favorites.
The Australian Jillaroos have named an experienced squad for their upcoming three-match series against the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns at this year's NRL Auckland Nines.

Women's teams named for All Stars & Auckland Nines

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The Torres Tigres have won the 2016/17 España Rugby League Spanish Cup Final after defeating the Custodians Madrid 28 - 24 in the tournament final.

A try to Tigres halfback, Majoni, in the final minutes of the match handed the Valencian side the silverware.

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Rugby League Nines is set to feature at the 2019 Pacific Games in Nukuʻalofa.

Rugby League Nines has been played at two previous Pacific Games, with Fiji (2007 - Apia) and Papua New Guinea (2015 - Port Moresby) winning Gold in the respective tournaments.

Rugby League Nines to feature at 2019 Pacific Games - Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation

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The Hong Kong Rugby League Nines is set to go international in 2017 with the HKRL officially welcoming their first overseas team to the tournament, the Diamond Chiefs. Hailing from Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, the Diamond Chiefs will be one of two overseas teams expected to enter the 2017 tourn...

PNG's Diamond Chiefs to take part in Hong Kong Nines - Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation

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Rugby League returns to the Pacific nation of Tonga for the first time in 2017 when the Tonga National Rugby League Nines kicks off at Teufaiva Stadium this Saturday.

The sixteen team tournament features sides from the TNRL First and Second Division competitions including last year's Grand Finalists, the Ha’akame Broncos and Vaini Doves.

Sixteen teams to take part in TNRL Nines - Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation

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The 2016/17 España Rugby League Spanish Cup Final is set to take place this Saturday when the Torres Tigres take on Custodians Madrid in the Final.

The Tigres qualified for the final after defeating the Valencian Warriors 60 - 30, whilst the Custodians defeated CĂłrdoba FĂ©nix en Poniente 34 - 33.
Rugby League continues to make progress in Chile, with the Futbol A 13 Chile to host it's second ever Rugby League Festival in the city of Mulchén on January 21.

Following a highly successful festival in Negrete in late 2015, and a positive start to the local domestic premiership, Futbol A 13 Chile is taking the code south.

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Mulchén to host second Futbol A 13 Chile festival - Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation

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St Helens prop forward, Adam Walker, has won the 2016 Scotland Rugby League Dave Valentine Award.

The forward won the Player of the Year award after an impressive performance for the Bravehearts in the recent Rugby League Four Nations series.

Walker has earned 14 caps playing for Scotland after making his international debut in 2012.
The Avatiu Nikao Eels have won the first piece of Rugby League silverware on offer in 2017, after successfully defeating their title and winning the second annual Cook Islands Rugby League Nines.

The Eels defeated the Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles 33 - 10 in the two-day tournament final held in Avatiu on the Island of Rarotonga.

Avatiu Eels defend Nines title - Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation

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The Fiji National Rugby League has announced that the Fiji Residents team will embark on tours of France, Canada and Hawaii (USA) in 2017.

The tours are designed to raise the standards in the Fiji domestic structure and giving Fijian based players the best chance of being selected for the Bati at this year's Rugby League World Cup.

FNRL announce tours for Residents team - Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation

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2017 will feature the 15th Rugby League World Cup. Keep up to date with everything to do with the tournament by liking the official Facebook page.

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Happy Birthday International Rugby League!

On this day in 1908, Aberdare hosted Rugby League's first ever Test Match when the Wales Rugby League - Rygbi Cynghrair Cymru Dragons took on the touring New Zealand Kiwis in front of over 20,000 fans.

The Welsh won the historic Test 9 - 8 despite the New Zealand side leading 8 - 3 at half-time.
Rugby League enjoyed another year of growth in 2016 with the likes of Chile, Bulgaria and Turkey joining the Rugby League family!

As we count down the final days of the year the RLIF would like to say thank you to all the players, coaches, officials and fans who support and take part in this great game and help it continue to grow around the globe!
The second Melanesian Club Championship is set to take place in Lawaqa Park Sigatoka, with Zone Champions Nadi Aviators taking on PNG Digicel Cup Champions, the Snax Tiger. Nadi Aviators head coach Vela Tawake said the team’s preparation had been going on well in an interview with the Fiji Times. “T...

Sigatoka to host second Melanesian Club Championship - Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation

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