Denmark national rugby league team
|Nickname||The Lions (Løverne)|
|Governing body||Denmark Rugby League Federation|
| Denmark 26–28 Norway
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 22 August 2009)
| Denmark 122–8 Sweden
(Gladsaxe Stadium, Copenhagen; 28 April 2012)
| Malta 24–12 Denmark
(Victor Tedesco Stadium, Hamrun; 9 June 2012)
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. Danish stats, news, team results and other information can be seen on 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. 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 May 2015|
|11||Papua New Guinea||113.00|
2014 Nordic Cup
- 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
|Team||First Played||Played||Win||Draw||Loss||Points for||Points against||Last meeting|
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.
Since 2013, the Denmark rugby league team have promoted the Cystic Fibrosis Forening, the national cystic Fibrosis association of Denmark.