International rugby league in 2017

The 2017 international rugby league season started when Hungary played Uruguay in the Western Sydney suburb of Liverpool. The season will also include the 2017 Rugby League World Cup which will be held in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea during October, November and December.[1]

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January

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No international matches were played.


February

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4 February 2017
17:30 AEDT (UTC+11)
Hungary   50 – 4   Uruguay
Tries: N. Farkas (2), Varga (2), Acsai, A. Farkas, D. Farkas, Institoris, R. Németh
Goals: A. Farkas (6/7), J. Farkas (0/1), S. Németh (0/1)
[2][3]
Tries: N. Cama
Goals: ? (0/1)
Hillier Oval, Sydney

Notes:

  • This was Uruguay's first ever RLIF-sanctioned Test match.
  • This was Hungary's first ever Test match win.
  • Hungary's Max Feast made his Test debut aged just 16 years and 23 days.

4 February 2017
19:00 AEDT (UTC+11)
Thailand   32 – 12   El Salvador
Tries: Choengkhiri (2), Stapleton (2), Boonkhit, Chimpla, Halpin
Goals: Twigg (2)
[3]
Tries: A. Alarcon (2)
Goals: M. Gonzalez (2)
Hillier Oval, Sydney
Referee: Ben McMurray (Australia)

Notes:

  • This was Thailand's first ever RLIF-sanctioned Test match.

4 February 2017
16:30 AEDT (UTC+11)
Philippines   26 – 44   Malta
Tries: Goodwin (3), Stephenson (2)
Goals: Wiggins (3/5)
[4]
Tries: Cauchi (4), Attard, Benson, Bradford, Grech
Goals: Benson (6/7), Weston (0/1)
New Era Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: ≈1,400
Referee: Michael Smaill (Australia)[5]

8 February 2017
20:15 AEDT (UTC+11)
Hungary   44 – 10   Thailand
Tries: McKewin (2), Acsai, A. Farkas, D. Farkas, J. Farkas, Institoris, Varga
Goals: A. Farkas (4/5), D. Farkas (2/2), J. Farkas (0/1)
[6]
Tries: Choengkhiri, Waugh
Goals: Twigg (1/2)
Endeavour Sports High School, Sydney
Attendance: ≈200
Referee: Dean Tyler (Australia)

March

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No international matches were played.


April

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No international matches were played.


5 May 2017
20:05 AEST (UTC+10)
Australia   30 – 12   New Zealand
Tries: Chambers, Dugan, Ferguson, Frizell, Trbojevic
Goals: Thurston (5/5)
Report
Tries: Mannering, Tuivasa-Sheck
Goals: Kahu (2/2)
Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Attendance: 18,535
Referee: Matt Cecchin (Australia)

6 May 2017
15:15 AEST (UTC+10)
Papua New Guinea   32 – 22   Cook Islands
Tries: Amean (2), Puara, Put, Wera
Goals: A. Boas (6/6)
Report
Tries: Daniela (2), Baker, Marsters
Goals: John (3/4)

6 May 2017
17:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Tonga   26 – 24   Fiji
Tries: Latu (2), Suli, Tupou, Vatuvei
Goals: Hingano (2/2), Lolohea (1/3)
Report
Tries: Kikau, Nakubuwai, D. Saifiti, Storer
Goals: Koroisau (2/2), Moceidreke (2/2)

6 May 2017
19:30 AEST (UTC+10)
England   30 – 10   Samoa
Tries: Graham, Hall, Hodgson, McGillvary, Ratchford
Goals: Gale (5/6)
Report
Tries: Leilua, Milford
Goals: Milford (1/2)
Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 18,271
Referee: Gerard Sutton (Australia)

6 May 2017
19:30 AEST (UTC+10)
Lebanon   24 – 4   Malta
Tries: Miski (3), Barakat
Goals: Miski (4/4)
Report
Tries: Cauchi
Goals: Ellul (0/1)
New Era Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Rod McDonald (Australia)

June

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3 June 2017
20:00 EEST (UTC+3)
Lebanon   6 – 4   Italy
Tries: Tohme
Goals: Harb (1/2)
Report
Tries: Borina
Goals: Bergamasco (0/1)
Lebanese University, Beirut
Referee: Mikhael Shammas (Lebanon)

10 June 2017
14:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Italy   94 – 4   Spain
Tries: Celerino (3), Di Trapani (3), Bruzzone (2), Giorgis (2), Spinnato (2), Ciaurro, De Carli, Rigo, Sands
Goals: Bergamasco (13/14), Celerino (1/1), Sands (1/1)
Report
(in Italian)
Tries: Infante
Goals: Bueno (0/1)
Manta Sports Complex, Cuneo

17 June 2017
14:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Norway   38 – 18   Sweden
Tries: Brekk (2), Mwikaria (2), Cummins, Mellor, Schmidt, Stenseth-Holm
Goals: Brekk (3/8)
[7]
Tries: Ah-Lam (3)
Goals: Bignell (3/3)
Bislett Stadium, Oslo
Referee: Danny Boag

July

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15 July 2017
Hungary   56 – 4   Polish XIII
[8][9]

22 July 2017
Hungary   6 – 26   Czech Republic
Tries: Nemes
Goals: Orsi (1/1)
Report
Tries: Gach, Hudrlík, Košťál, Mećava, Vojtěch
Goals: Řičica (3/5)

22 July 2017
17:00 EDT (UTC−04)
United States   48 – 6   Jamaica
Tries: Vaivai (3), Alley, Farley, Frazier, Newlin, St John
Goals: Vaivai (8/8)
Report
Tries: Hall
Goals: Harris (1/2)
Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville
Referee: Adam Shelton (United States)

August

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19 August 2017
Denmark   24 – 46   Norway
Tries: B. Simmonds (2), Mubanda, Sørensen, Whitehead
Goals: B. Simmonds (1/2), J. Simmonds (1/3)
Report
Tries: Mwikaria (3), Cummins, Kalvik, Milligan, Paulsen, Stalsberg
Goals: Cummins (7/8)

Notes:


26 August 2017
15:30 CEST (UTC+2)
Germany   18 – 30   Netherlands
Tries: Goncharev (2), Améfia, Hunz
Goals: Seelweger (1/4)
Report
Tries: Landus (2), de Ruiter (2), Razoux Schultz
Goals: Breman (5/5)
Barenteich, Osnabrück
Attendance: ≈200[11]
Referee: Joel Holmes (England)

26 August 2017
16:15 ET (UTC−05)
Jamaica   28 – 14   Canada
Tries: Walker (2), Harris, Miller, Shae, Turner
Goals: Jones-Bishop (2/6)
Report
Tries: Couzens, Felix, Schouten
Goals: McCarthy (1/3)

September

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9 September 2017
Netherlands   28 – 24   Sweden
Tries: van Bodegraven, Lavia, Razoux Schultz, Wilce
Goals: Breman (6/6)
Report
Tries: Andréasson, Groth, Lazarov, Lindblom, Thorarinsson
Goals: Andréasson (2/5)
Amsterdamse Atletiek Club, Amsterdam

16 September 2017
19:00 EDT (UTC−04)
Canada   18 – 36   United States
Tries: Curry (2), Couzens
Goals: Ngawati (3/3)
Report
Tries: Faraimo (3), Alley (2), Johnston, Vaivai
Goals: Vaivai (3/6), Faraimo (1/1)
Lamport Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 8,456

October

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6 October 2017
20:30
Greece   68 – 8   Bulgaria
[12]

8 October 2017
14:30 AEDT (UTC+11)
Malta   24 – 24   Italy
Tries: Attard, K. Cassel, T. Cassel, Vassollo
Goals: Glanville (4/4)
Report
(in Italian)
Tries: R. Parata (2), Campagnolo, Walker
Goals: Bergamasco (4/4)

8 October 2017
14:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Serbia   50 – 8   Greece
Tries: Trifunović (2), Zogović (2), Ćalić, Mora, Petrović, Radić, Stošić
Goals: Vojislav Dedić (5/7), Zogović (2/2)
Report
(in Serbian)
Tries: Kartsonakis
Goals: Bosmas (2/2)
FK Heroj [sr], Belgrade
Attendance: ≈150
Referee: Slaviša Zekić (Serbia)

13 October 2017
19:00 CEST (UTC+2)
France   34 – 12   Jamaica
Tries: Ader (2), Cardace, Garcia, Jullien, Rouch
Goals: Barthau (5/6)
Scorecard
Tries: Golding, Ogden
Goals: Jymel Coleman (2/3)
Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan
Attendance: ≈6,500
Referee: Benjamin Casty (France)

14 October 2017
16:15 AEDT (UTC+11)
Malta   48 – 16   Hungary
Tries: Vassallo (2), Attard, Campbell, Catania, Falzon, Glanville, Mazzelli
Goals: Glanville (6/9)
Tries: Kovac (2), Varga
Goals: J. Farkas (2/3)
New Era Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Luke Heckendorf (Australia)

21 October 2017
Czech Republic   v   Norway

November

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No international matches were played.


December

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No international matches were played.


Women

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5 May 2017
  Australian Jillaroos 16 – 4 Kiwi Ferns  
Tries:
Kelly (10') 1
Temara (29') 1
Kunst (51') 1
Goals:
Moran 2/3
(11', 30')
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Tries:
Tupaea (25') 1
Goals:
Laura Mariu 0/1



June

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
France   16 — 26   England
Tries: 4
Manson Sanarra 2
Ophelia Coll
Sandrone Lloria
Goals: nil
HT: 4 – 22
Report
Tries: 5
Amy Hardcastle 3
Kayleigh Bulman
Kirsty Moroney
Goals: 3
Tara-Jane Stanley 3
Stade de la Mer, Perpignan


Saturday, 24 June 2017
France   8 — 14   England
Tries: 2
Manon Sanarra
Pauline Vaissiere
Goals: nil
HT: 4 – 6
Report
Tries: 3
Amy Hardcastle
Tara-Jane Stanley
Lois Forsell
Goals: 1
Tara-Jane Stanley
Stade de la Mer, Perpignan


September

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Saturday, 23 September 2017
Papua New Guinea   4 — 42   Australia
Tries: 1
Maima Wei 65'
Goals: nil
Elvinah Aaron 0/1
HT: 0 – 30
NRL Stats
Reports[14]
Tries: 8
Steph Hancock 2 (25', 35')
Corban McGregor 6'
Renae Kunst 14'
Kody House 30'
Talesha Quinn 38'
Meg Ward 43'
Jessica Sergis 60'
Goals: 5
Chelsea Baker 5/8
(16', 26', 36', 44', 60')

Note: This match featured 20 players per side (13 on-field and 7 on the interchange bench) and was played as a curtain-raiser to a men's Prime Minister's XIII match.[15]


October

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November

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References

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  1. ^ "RLWC 2013 delivers over 6.7 Million dollar (AUD) to RLIF | Rugby League Planet". April 2014.
  2. ^ "Hungary 50 : 4 Uruguay". Rugby League European Federation. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b "What the scores won't tell you". Latin Heat. 6 February 2017.
  4. ^ "44-26". Rugby League International Federation.
  5. ^ "Smail to referee Malta v Philippines clash". Asia Pacific RL Confederation. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Hungary 44 : 10 Thailand". Rugby League European Federation. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Norway v Sweden Match Report". Rugby League International Federation. 19 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Magyarország 56 – 4 Lengyelország" (in Hungarian). Hungarian Rugby League Federation. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  9. ^ Łucka, Łukasz (19 July 2017). "Węgrzy lepsi w debiutanckim meczu naszej kadry" (in Polish). rugbyleague.pl. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Nordic Cup - Denmark v Norway: Preview". Rugby League European Federation. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  11. ^ Hallmann-Schüer, Sven (28 August 2017). "Deutschland unterliegt Niederlanden im Rugby mit 18:30" (in German). Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  12. ^ "68-8". Rugby League International Federation. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  13. ^ Kennedy, Chris (5 May 2017). "Debutants star as Jillaroos dominate Ferns". NRL.com.
  14. ^ "Jillaroos win in PNG". Cronulla Sharks. AAP. 25 Sep 2017. Retrieved 9 Oct 2020.
  15. ^ "Womenʼs Internationals - Papua New Guinea 4 v 42 Australian Jillaroos". NRL. 23 Sep 2017. Retrieved 20 Jul 2022.