Road to RLWC17

Tonga name their RLWC squad 

Andrew Fifita, Jason Taumalolo and Manu Vatuvei are just some of the big names that will play for Tonga in this years Rugby League World Cup. Andrew Fifita was originally named in the Australian Kangaroos squad but told Mal...

Scotland announce thier RLWC squad

Scotland’s coach Steve McCormack has announced his squad for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup. The Bravehearts will head to Ballina on Friday 20th October for a trial match against Country Rugby League’s u23 team. Ballina Festival of Football Fixtures: 4:30pm –...

Wales name their RLWC squad

Wales coach John Kear has finalised his squad for the upcoming World Cup. Craig Kopczak will captain Wales during the World Cup, while Phil Joseph and Elliot Kear will assist him in vice captain roles. Wales RLWC squad: Courtney Davies Steve Parry Chester...

RLWC Guide 

Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea will play hosts for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. (Photo Cameron Spencer/GettyImages) Nations: Australia New Zealand England Scotland Samoa France Ireland Fiji Wales United States Tonga Italy Papua New Guinea Lebanon Pools: The nations' current RLIF rankings are in parentheses. Pool A: Australia (1), England (3), France (6), Lebanon (21) Pool...

New Zealand name their RLWC squad

Adam Blair, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Shaun Johnson are just a few of the big names that will line up for the Kiwis in the upcoming World Cup. New Zealand RLWC Squad: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors) Dallin Watene Zelezniak (Penrith Panthers) Jason Nightingale (St George...

Road To The World Cup: Lebanon

Welcome to the first of many editions of Road to the World Cup. Each week I’ll be previewing one of the 14 nations that will be competing in this year’s Rugby League World Cup. With plenty of interesting facts...

France name their RLWC squad

French coach Aurelien Cologni names his squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. The French squad includes eight players from the Catalans Dragons. France kicks off their RLWC campaign against against Lebanon on October 29 at Canberra Stadium. J Bousquet...

RLIF Board Statement regarding eligibility rules

The Rugby League international Federation has issued a staunch defence of its eligibility rules in the face of criticism in some quarters over recent national selections. CEO David Collier said “After proper review and consultation the Board amended the eligibility rules in...

The League Lady | Prime Minister’s Xlll Helps Build Women’s Rugby League in PNG

Getting to participate in the Prime Ministers Xlll under card is a huge win for women's rugby league, but it's an even bigger win for Papua New Guinea, the rugby league loving country who's finally gotten a representative women's...

Does the Rugby League World Cup mean anything?

The 15th instalment of the Rugby League World Cup is just three weeks away and while die-hard league fans will be keen to see the best players in the world, this writer fails to see the hype. Don’t get me...

Toa Samoa names their RLWC squad

Samoa Coach Matt Parish has named his World Cup Squad. Samoa will be captained by Parramatta Eels forward Frank Pritchard. Toa Samoa will play a trial match against Country Rugby League (CRL) U23 squad in Wagga Wagga on Friday 13...

Thiaday: A bit of respect would’ve been nice.

Kangaroos veteran Sam Thiaday took to social media late Tuesday afternoon to air his frustration over missing selection in the Kangaroos Rugby League World Cup squad. Thaiday debut for Australia in 2006 against New Zealand as part of the Kangaroos...

World Cup match officials announced

The world's best are coming for the Rugby League World Cup and that includes the tournament's "15th team" – the match officials. RLWC2017 head of officiating Tony Archer today announced a squad of match officials for the World Cup and...

RLWC NEWS | Italy squad named

Italy have announced their train-on squad for the Rugby League World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand, starting late October. Three time Italian International Cameron Ciraldo will coach the side. Aidan Guerra (Sydney Roosters); Alberto Mariani (Brianza Tigers),  Alec Susino (Mounties), Alex Mammone (Halifax), Alvise Rigo (Leoni Venetians), Brenden Santi  (Sydney Roosters/Wyong Roos), Chris Centrone (Wyong...

#RLWC2017 Preview | PNG Kumuls

The PNG Kumuls head into the 2017 Rugby League World Cup on a high after the PNG Hunters breakthrough success in the Intrust Super Cup in Queensland, and although they disappointed in the NRL State Championship a week later,...
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