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Palestine RL, based in Bethlem and formed in 2014, has been formally recognised by the country’s Olympic Committee.

PRL president, Rabie El Masri commented: “This is a significant development for us and will enable the organization to move forward. With our Observer membership of the Rugby League European Federation’s Middle East Africa region, I met The Palestine Olympic Committee in Ramallah and they were very helpful and supported us.

Currently there are two men’s clubs operating – Warriors and Eagles - and two women’s clubs in the process of being established – Brave Blossoms and Urcas - with international fixtures also planned for 2020.

Recognition by the Palestinian Olympic Committee means that another nation has been ratified for International Rugby League’s (IRL) aim of becoming a member of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), which would open up further funding streams.
 

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Greek League: RIP - THEODOROS ANANIAS. Former Rhodes Knights player lost his brave battle with cancer earlier today. Our deepest sympathies are with his family during their difficult time.
 

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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.