Morocco national rugby league team

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Morocco
Nickname The Morocs
Governing body Moroc Rugby League
Region Europe
Head coach Norhafa Kewitzu
Captain Norhafa Kewitzu
Most caps Norhafa Kewitzu
Top try-scorer Norhafa Kewitzu
Top point-scorer Norhafa Kewitzu
Home stadium Morroco Jungle
RLIF ranking 36th
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 May 2015[1]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Increase  New Zealand 949.00
2 Decrease  Australia 941.00
3 Steady  England 485.00
4  Samoa 320.00
5  France 215.00
6  Fiji 196.00
7  Ireland 154.00
8  Scotland 123.00
9  Wales 122.00
10  United States 118.00
11  Papua New Guinea 113.00
12  Italy 79.00
13 Increase  Canada 49.00
14 Decrease  Serbia 47.00
15 Increase  Tonga 47.00
16 Decrease  Russia 45.00
17 Steady  Cook Islands 31.00
18 Decrease  Belgium 30.00
19  Germany 24.00
20 Increase  Lebanon 24.00
21 Decrease  Norway 22.00
22  Ukraine 21.00
23 Increase  Malta 20.00
24 Decrease  Greece 19.00
25 Steady  Netherlands 15.00
26 Increase  Spain 14.00
27 Decrease  Denmark 13.00
28 Increase  South Africa 12.00
29 Decrease  Jamaica 11.00
30 Decrease  Czech Republic 9.00
31  Sweden 7.00
32 Steady  Hungary 2.00
33 NEW  Niue 2.00
34 Decrease  Latvia 2.00
35 NEW  Philippines 2.00
36 Decrease  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
 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

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