Morocco national rugby league team

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Morocco
Nickname The Morocs
Governing body Moroc Rugby League
Region Africa
Head coach Norhafa Kewitzu
Captain Norhafa Kewitzu
Most caps 456 Norhafa Kewitzu
Top try-scorer Norhafa Kewitzu
Top point-scorer Norhafa Kewitzu
Home stadium Morroco Jungle
RLIF ranking 30th
Colours
First international
 Moldova 24–19 Morocco 
(18 October 1995)
Biggest win
 Morocco 58–4 Serbia 
(25 October 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Morocco 0–104 Lebanon 
(Perpignan, France; 1999)

The Morocco national rugby league team has been participating in international competition since 1995. Many players for the Moroccan team are drawn from the French competition.

Morocco has participated in the World Sevens (1995), Superleague World Nines (1996), Emerging Nations Tournament (1995, 2000) and Mediterranean Cup (since 2003) competitions. In 2009 Morocco won the RLEF Euro Med Challenge.

Morocco has been the destination of international tours in recent years, hosting Liban Espoir (a team of emerging players from the domestic Lebanese competition) in 2003 and the Australian Police Rugby League team in 2004.

For more Moroccan stats, news, team results and more visit Morocco's RLEF Page.

2009 Squad[edit]

2009 Morocco Squad
Starting side Interchange Coaching staff




Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain


Official Rankings as of December 2014[1]
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


Notable players[edit]

Results[edit]

  • Lebanon def. Morocco 72–4 (28 June 2011)
  • Morocco def. Belgium 46–12 (15 August 2009)
  • Morocco def. Catalonia 29–6 (4 July 2009)
  • Morocco def. Italy 32–10 (6 June 2009)
  • Morocco def. Catalonia 62–12 (21 June 2008)
  • Morocco drew with Serbia 20–20 (9 October 2004)
  • Lebanon def. Morocco 48–14 (5 October 2004)
  • France def. Morocco 46–6 (2 October 2004)
  • Morocco def. Serbia 58–4 (25 October 2003)
  • Lebanon def. Morocco 60–0 (22 October 2003)
  • France def. Morocco 72–0 (19 October 2003)
  • Morocco def. Japan 14–8 (15 November 2000)
  • USA def. Morocco 50–10 (2000)
  • France def. Morocco 80–8 (11 November 1999)
  • Lebanon def. Morocco 104–0 (1999)
  • Italy def. Morocco 34–0 (1999)
  • Ireland def. Morocco 42–6 (20 October 1995)
  • Moldova def. Morocco 24–19 (18 October 1995)

All-Time Results[edit]

Team First Played Played Win Draw Loss Points For Points Against
Moldova Moldova 1995 1 0 0 1 19 24
Republic of Ireland Ireland 1995 1 0 0 1 6 42
Italy Italy 1999 2 1 0 1 32 44
Lebanon Lebanon 1999 3 0 0 3 14 212
France France 1999 3 0 0 3 14 198
United States United States 2000 1 0 0 1 10 50
Japan Japan 2000 1 1 0 0 14 8
Serbia Serbia 2003 2 1 1 0 78 24
Catalonia Catalonia 2008 2 2 0 0 91 18
Belgium Belgium 2009 1 1 0 0 46 12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]; RLIF Rankings

External links[edit]