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Germany national rugby league team

The Germany national rugby league team is the national rugby league team of Germany.

Germany
Badge of Germany team
Team information
Governing bodyRugby League Deutschland
RegionEurope
Head coachSimon Cooper
CaptainBrad Billsborough
Most capsKristian Keinhorst (15)
Top try-scorerJimmy Keinhorst (19)
Top point-scorerJimmy Keinhorst (108)
RLIF ranking30th
Uniforms
First colours
Team results
First international
 Germany 34–32 Austria 
(Bad Reichenhall, Germany; 2006)
Biggest win
 Germany 96–0 Czech Republic 
(Hochspeyer, Germany; 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 6-90 Serbia 
(Hochspeyer, Germany; 2011)

For more German stats, news, team results and more visit Germany's RLEF Page.

National teamEdit

The captain of the national side is Brad Billsborough. Simon Cooper and Bob Doughton are joint coaches. The most capped player is Kristian Keinhorst who has 15 Caps.

As well as playing friendlies and one-off games, the German national team has participated in two tournaments.

In the Central Europe Development Tri-Nations in 2006 they won both of their matches narrowly beating Austria in Bad Reichenhall in front of over 350 people. They then beat Estonia in Tallinn to seal victory of the competition.

2018 squadEdit

2018 Germany Squad
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach

  • Simon Cooper



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)

Updated: 4 July 2010
Source(s): European Shield 2010

Official Men's Rankings as of November 2019
Rank Change* Team Pts%
1   2   New Zealand
2   1   Australia
3   1   England
4     Tonga
5     Fiji
6   4   Papua New Guinea
7     Samoa
8   2   France
9   1   Scotland
10   1   Lebanon
11   5   Greece
12     Ireland
13   1   Italy
14   3   Wales
15   4   Serbia
16   1   Malta
17   1   Norway
18   3   United States
19   4   Poland
20   7   Jamaica
21   1   Hungary
22   3   Czech Republic
23   5   Cook Islands
24   7   Turkey
25   1   Netherlands
26   4   Spain
27   6   Canada
28     Nigeria
29   2   Solomon Islands
30   10   Sweden
31   4   Germany
32   1   Chile
33     Ghana
34   16   Morocco
35   3   Vanuatu
36     South Africa
37   8   Russia
38     Cameroon
39   2   Ukraine
40   1   Colombia
41   4   Brazil
42     Belgium
43   4   Denmark
44   4   Bulgaria
45   4   Latvia
*Change from July 2019

Notable playersEdit

ResultsEdit

European ShieldEdit

Since 2007, Germany has been a participant in the European Shield, the successor to the Central Europe Tri-Nations. In the 2007 Shield, they were beaten in Heidelberg by a strong Serbia side but beat the Czech Republic in Prague, subsequently finishing second.

In the 2008 European Shield, Germany again defeated the Czech team. However, they lost to the subsequent champions Italy and again took second for the tournament.

The 2009 European Shield featured the same three sides as in 2008. The first match of the tournament saw Germany lose to the Czech Republic 30–4 in Olomouc. That game marked the first international victory for the Czech team.[1]

In the 2010 European Shield, Germany lost to the subsequent group winners Serbia and defeated the Czech team, finishing in the second place.

All-time Results RecordEdit

Team First Played Played Win Draw Loss Points for Points against Last meeting
 Austria 2006 1 1 0 0 34 32 2006
 Czech Republic 2007 5 4 0 1 230 76 2018
 Estonia 2006 1 1 0 0 38 24 2006
 Italy 2008 3 0 0 3 86 166 2013
 Malta 2011 1 1 0 0 36 12 2011
 Norway 2011 1 0 0 1 28 32 2011
 Russia 2012 2 0 0 2 26 62 2013
 Serbia 2007 5 1 0 4 61 238 2013
 Netherlands 2013 2 2 0 0 98 38 2016
Date Result Competition Venue Attendance
June 2015 Germany def. Netherlands 46-12 Griffin Cup Not known Not Known
3 May 2014 Germany def. Netherlands 70-16 Friendly Delft, Netherlands Not Known
10 August 2013 Russia def. Germany 30–0 Rugby League European Shield Not Known
27 July 2013 Italy def. Germany 66–30 Rugby League European Shield Nordstern Stadion, Karlsruhe Not Known[2]
18 May 2013 Serbia def. Germany 46–10 Rugby League European Shield Makiš Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia Not Known[3]
4 May 2013 Germany def. Netherlands 28–22 Friendly International Heidelberg, Germany Not Known[4]
19 May 2012 Russia def. Germany 32–26 Rugby League European Shield Heidelberg, Germany Not Known[5]
12 May 2012 Germany def. Serbia 25–24 Rugby League European Shield Heidelberg, Germany Not Known[6]
23 July 2011 Germany def. Malta 36–12 Rugby League European Shield Hochspeyer, Kaiserslautern, Germany 300 approx[7]
9 July 2011 Norway def. Germany 32–28 Rugby League European Shield Bislett Stadion, Oslo, Norway Not known[8]
22 April 2011 Serbia def. Germany 90–6 Friendly International Hochspeyer, Kaiserslautern, Germany Not known[9]
17 July 2010 Germany def. Czech Republic 96–0 Rugby League European Shield, West Division Hochspeyer, Kaiserslautern, Germany 350 approx[10]
3 July 2010 Serbia def. Germany 40–14 Rugby League European Shield, West Division FC Radnicki, Belgrade, Serbia Not known[11]
18 July 2009 Italy def. Germany 42–30 Rugby League European Shield Heurth Stadion, Cologne, Germany Not known[12]
4 July 2009 Czech Republic def. Germany 30–4 Rugby League European Shield Lokomotiva Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic Not known[13]
3 August 2008 Germany def. Czech Republic 62–20 Rugby League European Shield Karlsruhe, Germany Not known[14]
13 June 2008 Italy def. Germany 58–26 Rugby League European Shield Stadio Communale del Plebiscito, Padova, Italy Not known[15]
4 August 2007 Germany def. Czech Republic 44–22 Rugby League European Shield Slavia Prague, Prague, Czech Republic Not known[16]
7 July 2007 Serbia def. Germany 38–6 Rugby League European Shield Heidelberg, Germany Not known[17]
22 July 2006 Germany def. Estonia 38–24 Rugby League European Shield Viimsi Stadium, Tallinn 528
25 June 2006 Germany def. Austria 34–32 Rugby League European Shield Nonner Stadion, Bad Reichenhall 358

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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