Sweden national rugby league team
The Sweden national rugby league team (nicknamed the Barbarians) was founded in 2008.
|Governing body||Sweden Rugby League|
|Head coach||Sebastian Johnson-Cadwell|
|RLIF ranking||40, as of July 2019th|
| Sweden 20 - 20 Norway |
(Gothenburg, Sweden; 30 October 2010)
| Sweden 50 - 16 Poland|
(Łòdź, Poland; 12 October 2019)
| Denmark 122 - 8 Sweden|
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 28 April 2012)
For more Swedish stats, news, team results and more visit Sweden's RLEF Page.
Rugby League in Sweden was founded by Scott Edwards in 2008. The first competitive rugby league on Swedish soil was the 2nd annual Scandinavian Nines Tournament, hosted by Spartacus Reds in Gothenburg in April 2010. Following the success of the 9's competition, a domestic league was founded in 2011, comprising three teams - Borås Ravens, Spartacus Reds and Gothenburg Lions.
Sweden competed in their first rugby league international on 30 October 2010 when they drew 20 - 20 against Norway. Robin Larsson was the first player to score a try for Sweden.
Sweden earnt their first international rugby league win in July 2013, beating Norway in the Nordic Cup 40-22 in Oslo. Later in the year, Sweden would win their first ever silverware, after they beat Denmark in August. This victory secured Sweden's first ever Nordic cup title.
In 2015 Impact Prowear became the proud sponsors of Sweden Rugby League providing the kits for both the National team as well as all 4 domestic teams in the Impact Prowear Swedish Rugby League for the next three seasons.
All-time results recordEdit
|Team||First Played||Played||Win||Draw||Loss||Points For||Points Against||Last Meeting|
|12 October 2019||Sweden def. Poland 50-16||Friendly||Łódź, Poland||Not known|
|13 October 2018||Norway def. Sweden 46-6||Friendly||Gothenburg, Sweden||Not known|
|22 September 2018||Netherlands def. Sweden 24-4||Friendly||Gothenburg, Sweden||Not known|
|9 September 2017||Netherlands def. Sweden 28-24||Friendly||Oslo, Norway||Not known|
|17 June 2017||Norway def. Sweden 38-18||Nordic Cup||Oslo, Norway||Not known|
|7 August 2016||Norway def. Sweden 50-18||Nordic Cup||Copenhagen, Denmark||Not known|
|16 July 2016||Norway def. Sweden 40-24||Nordic Cup||Stockholm, Sweden||Not known|
|17 October 2015||Norway def. Sweden 30-20||Nordic Cup||Oslo, Norway||Not known|
|30 August 2014||Sweden def. Norway 24-12||Nordic Cup||Kävlinge, Sweden||Not known|
|16 August 2014||Denmark def. Sweden 44-6||Nordic Cup||Copenhagen, Denmark||Not known|
|17 August 2013||Sweden def. Denmark 38-12||Nordic Cup||Kävlinge, Sweden||Not known|
|24 July 2013||Sweden def. Norway 40-22||Nordic Cup||Oslo, Norway||Not known|
|28 July 2012||Norway def. Sweden 36-10||Nordic Cup||Stockholm, Sweden||Not known|
|28 April 2012||Denmark def. Sweden 122-8||Test match||Gladsaxe Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark||500+|
|2 July 2011||Denmark XIII def. Sweden 52-18||Nordic Cup||Spartacus Rugby Club, Gothenburg, Sweden||Not known|
|30 October 2010||Sweden drew Norway 20-20||Nordic Cup||Spartacus Rugby Club, Gothenburg||Not known|
|Official Men's Rankings as of July 2019|
|10||Papua New Guinea|
|*Change from December 2018|
- Christoffer Andreasson
- Robert Maun
- Muller Qalibu
- Christopher Vannerberg
- Jonas Lyppert
- Fabian Wikander
- Andrew Bignell
- Mark Beveridge
- Ruadhri O’Brian
- Peter Wiklund
- Fakaosifolau Maake
- Buster Derk
- Theo Karlsson
- Plamen Lazarov
- Johnny Engstrom
- Sebastian Johnson-Cadwell
- Mathew Mitchell
- "Swedish Rugby League point to steady progress". RLEF. 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
- "Sweden vs Netherlands 2018". RLEF. 22 September 2018.