Norway national rugby league team
|Governing body||The Norwegian Rugby Federation|
|Head coach||Dave Hunter|
| Norway 0-24 GB Pioneers |
(Oslo, Norway; 4 July 2009)
| Norway 76-0 Poland |
(Stavanger Stadion, Stavanger; 1 September 2018)
| Malta 64-24 Norway |
(Gianni Bencini Ground, Pembroke, Malta; 2 September 2011)
The Norway national rugby league team was founded in 2008. Rugby League in Norway has is played through junior and amateur level. There is a small seven-team premier competition and several development cups. They are recognized by the Norwegian Rugby Federation and the Rugby League International Federation as having affiliate status.
In February 2008, Norway was granted official observer status by the Rugby League European Federation despite being unranked at that point. This was not the only major point of development in the year, as a committee was formed, based in capital city Oslo, with the aim of developing the game all over the country.
As of 2019 the committee is under The Norwegian Rugby Federation.
- Bendik Kalvik (Bodø Barbarians)
- Harald Mikalsen, Kristoffer Milligan (Flekkefjord Tigers)
- Sonny Mellor, Joshua William Skidmore-Hornby (Lillestrøm Lions)
- Isaac Schmidt (Oslo Capitals)
- Kevin Båtnes
- Nils Kristian Holte
- Chris Stalsberg (Porsgrunn Pirates)
- Kristian Hilton (Saddleworth Rangers)
- Kim Andre Seglem (Sandnes Raiders)
- Kristoffer Borsheim, Nathan Cummins, Ezra McIntyre, Fredrik Nortun (Stavanger Storm)
- Ole Magnus Brekk, Frank Kiriinya, Simon Viljoen (Trondheim Rugby Klubb)
- Kristian Nordin-Skipnes (Woden Valley Rams)
Rugby League Norway historyEdit
In 2009, Rugby League Norway – now The Norwegian Rugby Federation – Rugby League, was formed as an opportunity for a national competition was seen. Warren Heilig used this opportunity to develop a new sport in Norway.
Rugby League clubs in Norway -
- Flekkefjord Tigers
- Bardufoss Badgers
- Sandnes Raiders
- Stavanger Storm
- Porsgrunn Pirates
- Lillestrøm Lions
- Oslo Capitals
- Trondheim RK
- Bodø Barbarians
- Sparbu Lumberjacks
All-time Results RecordEdit
|Team||First Played||Played||Win||Draw||Loss||Points For||Points Against||Last Meeting|
|18 May 2019||Greece||56–26||Norway||Friendly||New River Stadium, London||300|
|13 October 2018||Sweden||6–46||Norway||Friendly||Gothenberg, Sweden||N/A|
|15 September 2018||Norway||40–22||Germany||Friendly||Porsgrunn, Norway||562|
|1 September 2018||Norway||76–0||Poland||Friendly||Stavanger, Norway||N/A|
|16 June 2018||Czech Republic||20–12||Norway||Friendly||Prague, Czech Republic||1,000|
|21 October 2017||Czech Republic||26–30||Norway||Friendly||Krupka, Czech Republic||N/A|
|19 August 2017||Denmark||24-46||Norway||Friendly||Copenhagen, Denmark||N/A|
|17 June 2017||Norway||38–18||Sweden||Friendly||Oslo, Norway||N/A|
|24 September 2017||Czech Republic||12–6||Norway||Friendly||Krupka, Czech Republic||N/A|
|16 July 2016||Sweden||24–40||Norway||Nordic Cup 2016||Stockholm, Sweden||N/A|
|17 October 2015||Norway||30_20||Sweden||Nordic Cup 2015||Oslo, Norway||N/A|
|13 June 2015||Denmark||24–12||Norway||Copenhagen, Denmark||N/A|
|28 August 2014||Sweden||24–12||Norway||Nordic Cup 2014||Stockholm, Sweden||N/A|
|28 June 2014||Norway||10–16||Denmark||Oslo, Norway||N/A|
|17 August 2013||Denmark||60–10||Norway||Nordic Cup 2013||Copenhagen, Denmark||N/A|
|20 July 2013||Norway||22–40||Sweden||Oslo, Norway||N/A|
|13 July 2013||Norway||26–14||Czech Republic||European Bowl 2013||Oslo, Norway||N/A|
|6 July 2013||Ukraine||42–12||Norway||Kharkiv, Ukraine||N/A|
|4 August 2012||Norway||36–6||Denmark||Nordic Cup 2012||Oslo, Norway||N/A|
|28 July 2012||Sweden||10–36||Norway||Stockholm, Sweden||N/A|
|2 October 2011||Denmark||28–8||Norway||Nordic Cup 2011||Copenhagen, Denmark||486|
|2 September 2011||Malta||64–24||Norway||European Shield 2011||St Julians, Malta||N/A|
|9 July 2011||Norway||32–28||Germany||Oslo, Norway||N/A|
|30 October 2010||Sweden||20–20||Norway||Nordic Cup 2010||Stockholm, Sweden||N/A|
|4 June 2010||Malta||30–20||Norway||European Bowl 2010||Hamrun, Malta||N/A|
|22 August 2009||Denmark||26–28||Norway||Friendly||Copenhagen, Denmark||N/A|
Norway's maiden Rugby League event was the "Scandinavia Cup", which was held in Oslo, Norway between 30 and 31 May 2009  and played under 9's rules. Norway played Great Britain Pioneers in their first representative match on 5 July 2009 in Oslo which the visitors won 24–0. Norway played their first international on 22 August 2009, against Denmark in Copenhagen and won 28–26.
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