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The Netherlands Rugby League Bond, NRLB, is the governing body of rugby league in the Netherlands. Since its resurrection in 2009, the NRLB has managed a domestic competition, international team, aswell as development. Administered by the then, Rugby League European Federation in 2012, the NRLB currently hold Affiliate member status since 2017.

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The 1895 Sports Championship is the Netherlands Rugby League mens domestic competition, and is the sole competition in the Netherlands. First introduced in 2015 as a collaboration with Belgium, the league now contains five-clubs from four-provinces. Rotterdam Pitbulls are the most successful club, winning two-national titles in 2016 & 2017.

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The Netherlands Rugby League men’s team, known as the Dutch Lions XIII, have represented the Netherlands in senior rugby league football competition since the re-establishment of Rugby League in the Netherlands in 2013. Administered by the Netherlands Rugby League Bond, the Lions are currently ranked 25th in the RLIF World Rankings.

Following the recent announcement of their rise to 14th in the world rankings, Netherlands Rugby League Bond has begun planning the next …

Following the release of the new men’s, women’s and wheelchair world rankings by the IRL, there has been some significant movement for …

A hat trick of tries from outstanding centre Joran Schoenmaker – the second a sensational solo effort – saw Netherlands claim the …