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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.

The Netherlands will continue preparations for the upcoming International Season, ahead of next years Rugby League World Cup qualifiers. New Head Coach …

The battle of the undefeated clubs commences Round 4, as Den Haag Knights host Zwolle Wolves, with the winner claiming the league …

This week, the NRLB continued in a weekend that saw high weather hit the country. The round started in the Overijssel capital, …