Associació Catalana de Rugby Lliga
|Catalan Rugby League Association|
|Associació Catalana de Rugby Lliga|
|RLEF affiliation||2008 (Unranked)|
|Key people||Sergi Blàzquez (Chair)|
As of 30 June 2009
The Associació Catalana de Rugby Lliga (ACRL) (Catalan Rugby League Association) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in Catalonia. The Association was formed in 2007 and since then has organized and governed the Catalan competitions. Is an unranked member of the Rugby League European Federation since 2008.
In February 2009 the first Catalan university rugby-league championship took place, with seven universities teams participating: Perpinyà, Ramon Llull, Girona, Autònoma de Barcelona, Vic, Politècnica de Catalunya and Pompeu Fabra. Universitat de Perpinyà were the winners.
The first Catalonia Championship began in April 2009, with nine teams participating: CR Tarragona, CR Valls, CR Sant Cugat, INEF Lleida, GEiEG, Poble Nou Enginyers, BUC, RC Garrotxa and Vic Crancs.
The Catalonia national rugby league team, also administered by the ACRL, played their first full international, losing to Morocco in a game played prior to the Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves Super League, on June 21, 2008.
See also 
- http://www.vilaweb.cat/www/noticia?p_idcmp=2823249 (Catalan)
- http://www.rugbylliga.cat/textos/campionat-universitari-de-rugby-lliga-9 (Catalan)
- http://www.rugbylliga.cat/textos/i-campionat-de-catalunya-de-rugby-lliga-10 (Catalan)
- http://www.rugbylliga.cat/noticia/rugbi-xiii-catalunya-12-marroc-62-52 (Catalan)
- ACRL (Catalan)(English)(French)
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