Denmark national rugby league team

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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.


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.

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 3 2 0 1 176 26 2013
 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.


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