Denmark national rugby league team

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Denmark
Team information
Nickname The Lions (Løverne)
Governing body Dansk Rugby League
Region Europe
Head coach Nigel Kitching
Captain Eugene Hanrahan
Home stadium Parken Stadium
RLIF ranking 17th
Team results
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 observers of members of the Rugby League European Federation. Danish rugby league stats, news, team results and other information can be seen on Denmark's RLEF Page.[2]

History[edit]

Denmark participated in rugby league in the late 2008. The national team lost their first match in 2009, 28–26 to Norway in Copenhagen.

They first won 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 . They won it again in 2015 after beating Sweden and Norway to win their third trophy.

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

Official Rankings as of October 2017
Rank Change Team Points
1 Same position  Australia
2  New Zealand
3  England
4  Scotland
5  Samoa
6  France
7 Rise  Fiji
8 Fall  Ireland
9 Same position  Wales
10  United States
11  Tonga
12 Rise  Italy
13  Jamaica
14 Fall  Serbia
15  Canada
16  Papua New Guinea
17 Rise  Malta
18  Lebanon
19 Fall  Russia
20  Belgium
21  Spain
22 Rise  Norway
23  Greece
24 Same position  Cook Islands
25 Fall  Ukraine
26  Czech Republic
27 Rise  Netherlands
28 Fall  Germany
29 Rise  Hungary
30 Fall  Sweden
31 Same position  Niue
32 Fall  Denmark
33  South Africa
34 Same position  Philippines
35 Rise  Vanuatu
36 Fall  Thailand
37  Chile
38 Rise  Solomon Islands
39 Fall  El Salvador
40 Rise  Uruguay
41 New entry  Bulgaria
42 Fall  Latvia
43  Morocco

Current squad[edit]

2014 Nordic Cup[3]

  • Josh Whitehead
  • Morten Dam
  • Emil Borggren
  • Martin Pedersen-Scott
  • Christoffer Ellebirke
  • Justin Eyles
  • Viiga Lima
  • Jesper Ika
  • Rich Groom
  • Andrei Ungureanu
  • Orveh Melchior
  • Neil Smith
  • Eugene Hanrahan
  • Rob King
  • Thor Thomsen
  • Silas Mubanda
  • Mark Bailey

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]

All of the Danish national team are selected from either Jutland RLFC (Jylland) and Copenhagen RLFC .

Other[edit]

Since 2013, the Denmark rugby league team have promoted the Cystic Fibrosis Forening, the national cystic Fibrosis association of Denmark.

See also[edit]

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