Denmark national rugby league team

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Denmark
Nickname The Lions (Løverne)
Governing body Dansk Rugby League Forbund
Region Scandinavia
Captain Eugene Hanrahan
RLIF ranking 26th
First game
 Denmark 26–28 Norway 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 22 August 2009)
Biggest win
 Denmark 122–8 Sweden 
(Gladsaxe Stadium, Copenhagen; 28 April 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Malta 24–12 Denmark 
(Victor Tedesco Stadium, Hamrun; 9 June 2012)[1]

The Denmark national rugby league team represents Denmark in the sport of rugby league. They are official observer members of the Rugby League European Federation.[2]

For more Danish stats, news, team results and more visit Denmark's RLEF Page.

History[edit]

Denmark took up the sport of rugby league in the late 2008. The national team played their first match in 2009, losing 28–26 to Norway in Copenhagen.

They won their first silverware in 2011 in the Nordic Cup (Between Denmark, Norway and Sweden). In 2014, they beat Sweden and Norway to become the first team to win the Nordic Cup twice.

The first domestic tie (actually including the Scania region of Sweden) was between København RLFK (pre-cursor to Copenhagen RLFC) and Sweden Barbarians in 2012.

Official Rankings as of December 2014[3]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  Australia 984.00
2  New Zealand 884.00
3  England 485.00
4 Increase  Samoa 316.00
5 Decrease  France 215.00
6  Fiji 184.00
7 Increase  Ireland 154.00
8  Scotland 123.00
9 Decrease  Wales 122.00
10  United States 119.00
11  Papua New Guinea 112.00
12 Steady  Italy 79.00
13 Increase  Serbia 49.00
14  Canada 49.00
15 Decrease  Russia 45.00
16  Tonga 32.00
17  Cook Islands 31.00
18 Steady  Germany 27.00
19  Norway 22.00
20  Ukraine 21.00
21  Lebanon 19.00
22  Belgium 19.00
23 Increase  Greece 19.00
24 Decrease  Malta 18.00
25 Steady  Netherlands 14.00
26 Increase  Denmark 13.00
27 Decrease  Jamaica 11.00
28 Steady  Spain 9.00
29 Increase  Czech Republic 7.00
30  Sweden 7.00
31 Decrease  South Africa 4.00
32 Increase  Hungary 2.00
33 Decrease  Latvia 0.00
34 Steady  Morocco 0.00


All-time Results Record[edit]

Team First Played Played Win Draw Loss Points for Points against Last meeting
 Norway 2009 4 2 0 2 60 72 2014
 Sweden 2011 4 3 0 1 220 36 2014
 Malta 2012 2 0 0 2 24 98 2012

Domestic Teams[edit]

Danish domestic teams, including Jutland RLFC (Jylland) and Copenhagen RLFC compete with teams from other areas of Southern Scandinavia and have a rivalry with each other. The majority of the Danish national team are selected from these two clubs.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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