Latvia national rugby league team

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Latvia
Badge of Latvia team
Governing body Latvian Rugby League
Region Europe
Captain Olek Pala
RLIF ranking 33rd
Colours
First international
 Estonia 38 - 54 Latvia 
(21 October 2007, Tallinn)
Biggest win
 Estonia4 - 74 Latvia 
(8 August 2009, Tallinn)
Biggest defeat
 Ukraine 112-0 Latvia 
(18 September 2010, Kiev )

The Latvia national rugby league team was established in 2008 to represent Latvia at rugby league football, and initially competed in the European Bowl, for fourth-tier developing nations. They beat Estonia in a two-game series and therefore won the inaugural tournament after Ukraine could not gain visas to travel. In 2009 they reached the second place after losing to Ukraine and defeating Estonia. In 2010 they played the in European Shield, losing to Russia and Ukraine. After a hiatus of several years, Latvia will return to international competition on May 9, 2015 for the first match of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup qualifying process, taking on Spain in a one-off knockout match to determine the final participants in the 'European C' section.

For Latvian stats, news, team results and more visit Latvia's RLEF Page.

All-time results record[edit]

Team First Played Played Win Draw Loss Points For Points Against Last Meeting
 Estonia 2007 4 4 0 0 238 62 2009
 Ukraine 2009 2 0 0 2 6 152 2010
 Russia 2010 1 0 0 1 4 54 2010
 Spain 2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 2015
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


Results[edit]

Opponent Points Date Venue
Estonia 54 - 38 2007-10-21 Tallinn
Estonia 48 - 10 2008-06-28 Tallinn
Estonia 62 - 10 2008-08-03 Riga
Ukraine 6 - 40 2009-07-24 Riga
Estonia 74 - 4 2009-08-08 Tallinn
Russia 4 - 54 2010-07-31 Riga
Ukraine 0 - 112 2010-09-18 Kiev
Spain - 2015-05-09 Riga

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]; RLIF Rankings

External links[edit]