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Despite being down to 12 men for most of the second half, after centre Ethan Napoli was sent off for a high tackle, and 11 for a spell when his winger Emanuele Passera was sin binned for a similar offence, Italy duly qualified for the 2021 World Cup with a six-try performance.

In difficult conditions at the Stadio Communale Teghil in Lignano, two touchdowns in three minutes around the hour mark saw the Italians home.

ITALY 34
Samuel Doleres, Emanuele Passera, Ethan Natoli, Rinaldo Palumbo, Richard Lepori, Gus Garzaniti, Jack Campagnolo, Alec Susino, Joseph Tramontana, Brenden Santi, Ryan King, Alexander Myles, Gioele Celerino
Subs: Daniel Petralia, Anton laria, Rhys Sciglitano, John Trimboli

Tries: Santi (10), Campagnolo (26), Passera (46, 58), Tramontana (61), King (78)
Goals: Campagnolo 5

Sent off: Natoli (43 – high tackle)
Sin bin: Passera (65 – high tackle)

SPAIN 4
Romain Franco, Alexis Escamilla, Daniel Garcia, Alex Doutres, Ludovic Renu, Luc Franco, Romain Palleres, Gaetan Estruga, Miguel Blanco-Charters, Kevin Aparicho, Antonio Puerta, Raphael Garcia, Julien Agullo
Subs: Miquel Tomas, Maxime Garcia, Emir-Walid Bouregba, Anthony Delgado

Try: L. Franco (17)

Sin bin: Agullo (45 – shoulder charge)
Half time: 14-4

Referee: Benjamin Casty (France)
 

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Luke Douglas’s last charge of his professional career, which saw him score for Scotland from 20 metres out, ensured that the Bravehearts qualified for their fifth World Cup, with a 42-24 triumph over Greece in London.

The retiring prop, who played the full 80 minutes to great effect, sealed a terrific personal performance with the conversion to his touchdown, the first goal of his illustrious career, Scotland were made to fight all the way by a committed Greek side, who were level 24-all with 15 minutes left to play.

From that point on, the Greeks having failed to find touch with a penalty, saw Scotland dominate.

GREECE 24

1. Terry Constantinou 2. John Mitsias 3. Greg Koutsimporgiogos 4. Mitchell Zampetides 5. Nick Mougios 6. Chaise Robinson 7. Jordan Meads 8. Stefano Totidis 9. Peter Mamouzelos 10. Robert Tuliatu 11. Sebastian Sell 12. Jake Kambos 13. Billy Magoulias
Subs: 14. Kosta Katsidonis 15. Stefanos Bastas 16. Jake Vrahnos 17. Theodoris Nianiakas

Tries: Zampetides (24), Tuliatu (28), Mamouzelos (39), Robinson (55)
Goals: Meads 4

SCOTLAND 42
1. Alex Walker 2. Matt Hogg 3. Davey Dixon 4. David Scott 5. Will Oakes 6. Callum Mclelland 7. Ryan Brierley 8. Luke Douglas 9. Oscar Thomas 15. Sam Luckley 11. Nick Glohe 12. Ben Kavanagh 13. Dale Ferguson
Subs: 10. Dan Turland 16. Joe Mclean 17. Kieran Moran 21. Liam Faughlin

Tries: Brierley (4), McLelland (11, 46), Kavanagh (17, 69), Scott (32), Oakes (66), Douglas (78)
Goals: Brierley 2, Thomas 2, Douglas 1

Referee: James Child (England)

Half time: 16-18
 

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Greece will make their debut at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England after thrashing Serbia 82-6 in Belgrade.

Full-back Chaise Robinson scored a hat-trick as the visitors, ranked 16th in the world, ran in 16 tries to secure the final European qualifying spot.
 

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Ireland again kept their opponents to one try in a match played in teeming rain in Santry near Dublin, victory earning them a higher ranking in the main World Cup draw at the end of the month, both nations having already booked their passage to England in 2021.

Ireland head coach Stuart Littler noted: “We spoke before the tournament that the first objective was to qualify and then that we wanted to win the group, and put our best foot forward in building some momentum over the next two years leading up to the World Cup.
 

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Greece will make their debut at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England after thrashing Serbia 82-6 in Belgrade.

Full-back Chaise Robinson scored a hat-trick as the visitors, ranked 16th in the world, ran in 16 tries to secure the final European qualifying spot.
SERBIA 6
Milos Zogovic, Rajko Trifunovic, Zane Bijorac, Aleksandar Djordjevic, Dragan Jankovic, Daniel Burke, Vojislav Dedic, Vladica Nikolic, Vladislav Dedic, Milos Calic, Jason Muranka, James Mirceski, Stevan Stevanovic
Subs: Ilija Radan, Vladimir Milutinovic, Lazar Zivkovic, Nikola Srbljanin
Tries: Mirceski (1)
Goals: Zogovic

GREECE 82
Chaise Robinson, Nikolaos Bosmos, Nick Mougios, Terry Constantinou, John Mitsias, Billy Magoulias, Jordan Meads, Stefanos Bastas, Peter Mamouzelos, Vasili Tsikrikas, Jake Kambos, Sebastian Sell, George Tsikrikas
Subs: Aris Dardamanis, Stefano Totidis, Adam Vrahnos, Robert Tuliatu
Tries: Robinson (6, 16, 64), Mitsias (9, 67), G. Tsikrikas (17), Constantinou (20), Kambos (24), Mamouzelos (33), Meads (39, 78), Magoulias (42), Bosmos (47, 70), Mougios (60), Dardamanis (79)
Goals: Meads 9
 

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Greece will make their debut at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England after thrashing Serbia 82-6 in Belgrade.

Full-back Chaise Robinson scored a hat-trick as the visitors, ranked 16th in the world, ran in 16 tries to secure the final European qualifying spot.
YES!!!!!!!!!! :smug:
 
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YES!!!!!!!!!! :smug:
A ruthless, 16-try display saw Greece claim the 15th and penultimate place in the 2021 World Cup - ensuring their debut in the global competition - at the Makis Stadium in Belgrade.

“Serbia were very physical, scored early
and gave us a shock but overall everyone is just so excited at playing in a World Cup and what it might do for the domestic game in Greece,” said their head coach Steve Georgallis amidst the celebrations. “We hope it’s the step forward needed and everyone back home will be proud of us. We’ve got a lot of young players and are looking forward to coming to England.”

Serbia opened the scoring on their first attack, James Mirceski going over but five tries in 24 minutes gave the visitors an unassailable lead. Full back Chaise Robinson scored two of them on his way to a hat trick and winger John Mitsias the first of his brace, George Tsikrikas, Terry Constantinou and Jake Kambos also crossing as the Greeks began to run riot.
 

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Last (16th) spot in World Cup: The repechage round (South Africa lost first round 6 - 66 Cook Islands)

USA v Cook Islands - Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville.
 

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A ruthless, 16-try display saw Greece claim the 15th and penultimate place in the 2021 World Cup - ensuring their debut in the global competition - at the Makis Stadium in Belgrade.

“Serbia were very physical, scored early
and gave us a shock but overall everyone is just so excited at playing in a World Cup and what it might do for the domestic game in Greece,” said their head coach Steve Georgallis amidst the celebrations. “We hope it’s the step forward needed and everyone back home will be proud of us. We’ve got a lot of young players and are looking forward to coming to England.”

Serbia opened the scoring on their first attack, James Mirceski going over but five tries in 24 minutes gave the visitors an unassailable lead. Full back Chaise Robinson scored two of them on his way to a hat trick and winger John Mitsias the first of his brace, George Tsikrikas, Terry Constantinou and Jake Kambos also crossing as the Greeks began to run riot.
Steve Georgallis - he was a handy player for the Magpies in the 1990s.
 
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Last (16th) spot in World Cup: The repechage round (South Africa lost first round 6 - 66 Cook Islands)

USA v Cook Islands - Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville.
I hope the USA Hawks win but I doubt they will. They seem to only use players from their domestic competition now. When they didn't they made the Quarter Finals at the World Cup.
 
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Lol, a blast from the past about the USA team that made the Quarter Finals at the Rugby League World Cup! 🇺🇸🏉

 
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Libya is the latest nation to receive Observer status from the Rugby League European Federation, which administers the sport in Africa.

With two clubs established in the capital Tripoli - Stars in Hey Al-Andulas and Znata in Sog Algumah - and more in formation, the bulk of the work to date has been in schools, at Rabea, Asma Preparatory school and ِthe Al-Ahfad High school.

Activities have been disrupted at times with bombings taking place less than 10km from training venues but a first beach tournament has been successfully completed, links made with the Libyan Paralympic Committee to introduce wheelchair rugby league to their programme, and a ‘let’s try rugby league’ initiative introduced for children via a series of lectures in schools.
 
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Following their heroics to partake in the recent Middle East Africa Championship in Lagos, Nigeria - which included a four-day bus journey each way, unscheduled border hold ups and fending off robbery - Cameroon Rugby League has been offered help by Australian side Cooma Stallions.

The club, situated on the south coast of New South Wales and formed in 1971, were group 16 premiers in 2017, and have offered two young Cameron players who played in the tournament the chance to join them on a two-year training programme, whilst also offering help and support back in their African homeland.
 
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Darren Fisher, head coach of Spain’s national men’s rugby league team, has stood down after close on six years in post, which has seen the sport make significant strides in the country.

Fisher took charge of Spain in their first-ever men’s international in 2014 – a 12-10 win over Belgium, led them to victory in 2015’s European Championship C and, last month, was one game away from qualifying them for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
 

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While in the Caribbean - CMU Spartans have retained the JRLA Intercollegiate 9s, held at the UWI Mona Bowl and which kicked off the ninth college season, beating Excelsior Community College Eagles 20-16 in the final.

Six colleges took part - The University of West Indies Pelicans, University of Technology Knights, Mico University Crocs and GC Foster Lions the others.

Dylan Davis was the hero for CMU with a hat trick in the decider, Anthony Findlay and Shamoy Stewart their other scorers. Exed were led by national player Akeem Murray with two tries, fellow internationals Javian Murray and Shaquiel Pollack also crossing.

Intercol rugby league chair Romeo Monteith commented: “The tournament was a fantastic start to the rugby league season here. The closeness of the scores in each game shows just how strong these teams are. The rugby league was both skilful and entertaining and we can’t wait for the commencement of the 13-a-side league in January and to see the teams in action again.”

After the group stages, Mico defeated GC Foster 20-8 in the fifth-placed play-off, whist UTech overcame UWI 16-12 to claim third spot.
 

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Thanks for these SJ. I like reading what goes on over there. Also seeing where some of the guys are playing.
 

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Russia’s Association of Rugby League Clubs (ARLC) wishes to reenergise the sport and is currently seeking at least five new directors.

ARLC is the National Governing Body for the sport of Rugby League in Russia and is a not for profit legal entity registered in Russia.

At the request of ARLC, the RLEF are running the recruitment process and once selected, the new ALRC Board will have to be ratified by its members at the next ARLC Annual General Meeting.

ARLC are seeking diversity in their Board and specialists in finance, governance, legal, sport, commercial, business development, communications and IT. Everyone is welcome to apply.

The current ARLC President Denis Korolev recently wrote to the Rugby League European Federation stating he wishes to step down as President and requested assistance in putting together a new Board. With nobody else in place this will be an entirely new Board of Directors to lead ARLC into a new era.

Korolev will support the transition process in terms of legalities however will step down and therefore the new Board, once in place, will decide upon the new President and Vice President.
 
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