The Moldova national rugby league team first competed into international competition in 1993. Moldova has not competed internationally since the 1995 Emerging Nations World Cup. Rugby league is no longer played in Moldova and while there were attempts to revive the national team for a tournament in 2003 (likely based on Russian players of Moldovan descent and Moldovan rugby union players) the team failed to materialise. There are no known current plans to resurrect the team, though rugby league has recently started in neighbouring Ukraine.
The Moldovan national side was largely based on the semi-professional Tiraspol side who played in the Russian Rugby League in its early seasons, where they even won some early titles, though at one stage there was also a small amateur Tiraspol league.