The Kadikoy Bulls Rugby League Club are the 2016/17 Turkish Rugby League Association Premiers after defeating Eskisehir Aqua RW 68 - 14 in Istanbul.

Up 32 - 10 at half time, the Bulls were simply too strong for the Aqua club, claiming the first ever TRLA Premiership.

The Ukrainian Super League kicks off on 25 March with eight clubs playing in two groups of four and expectations that it will be the most competitive domestic season yet.

Group A in the west includes Sokil L`viv, Veres Rivne, Korzo Uzhgorod, and RLC Mukachevo whilst in east/central Group B, Legion XIII Kharkiv, RLC Kyiv, Korabel Mykolaiv, and Kyiv Rebels...
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The Kadikoy Bulls will take on Eskisehir Aqua RW in the inaugural Turkish Rugby League Association Grand Final this Sunday in Istanbul.

In the previous clash between these two sides, the Bulls won 46 - 21.
This will interest many fans in the U.K. but fans around the world may want to contribute their view on an important development.

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Further good news about growing activity across Africa. Lots of optimism and real domestic growth. Full story here: [ Link ]

Rugby League continues to make progress in Africa
Teams from six nations from across Europe are set to take part in the second annual Nederlandse Rugby League Bond Rotterdam Nines.

Teams for the tournament include hosts, fellow NRLB sides Rotterdam Pitbulls RLFC, Harderwijk Dolphins, and Amsterdam Cobras, plus international teams, the Wests Warriors (England), Swansea University (Wales), TSV Karlshöfen (Germany), RLC Dragons Krupka (Czech...
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The Hong Kong Rugby League Residents XIII defeated the Philippines National Rugby League Admirals 64 - 8 in Manila on Saturday to remain undefeated on tour.

Both teams featured players who participated in their respective domestic competitions.
Italy has been accepted as a Full Member of the Rugby League European Federation as a result of the improvements in their governance and competition structures. The next stage is to formally apply to the RLIF for an upgrade to Full Member
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The Hong Kong Rugby League has today announced the Hong Kong Residents XIII side that will take on the Philippines National Rugby League Admirals in Manila this Saturday.

The match will be the first time representative teams from the two regions have met in a Rugby League clash.

HKRL announce Residents XIII for Philippines clash - Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation
Former EnglandRL coach, Steve McNamara, has today been announced as Assistant Coach for the New Zealand Kiwis for this year's Rugby League World Cup.

McNamara joins David Kidwell and Shane Richardson in an expanded Kiwi management team for the tournament.

Richardson & McNamara join Kiwis management - Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation
The draw for Round Four of the 2017 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup has been released.

The Toronto Wolfpack will face the London Broncos RL, whilst Toulouse Olympique XIII - Officiel will host the Batley Bulldogs RLFC.

Orlfc Oldham Roughyeds will take on Haydock in the BBC Sport streamed match.
The - Serbian Rugby League Federation First Division competition kicks off this weekend with a brand new format.

New format for Serbian First Division
SKY Sport NZ have secured the broadcast rights for Rugby League World Cup 2017 in New Zealand.

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Campbelltown Sports Stadium has been named as the venue for this year's Pacific Invitation Test Series.

The Triple Header will see Fiji National Rugby League Limited Bati take on the Cook Islands Rugby League Kukis; the PNGRFL - Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League Kumuls play the Mate Ma'a Tonga and Rugby League Samoa (RLS) take on EnglandRL.

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Happy #InternationalWomensDay!

A big thank you to all women who are part of the Rugby League family and make this game so great!
A try by sub Saša Mitrović’s in the dying seconds of the game has helped Dorćol win the first piece of - Serbian Rugby League Federation silverware, the Super Cup, over the weekend, defeating arch rivals Red Star 32-30 in a thriller at the FK BASK Arena in Belgrade.
Expectations will be high for the Kumuls heading into the 2017 Rugby League World Cup after the nation missed the finals in the past two tournaments.

Nation in Focus: Papua New Guinea