Nordic Cup (rugby league)

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Nordic Cup
Current season or competition::
2017 Nordic Cup
Sport Rugby league
Instituted 2011
Number of teams 3
Country  Denmark
 Sweden
 Norway (RLEF)
Holders  Norway (3rd title)
Most titles  Denmark (3)
 Norway (3)

The Nordic Cup is a rugby league tournament played annually between Denmark national rugby league team, Norway and Sweden. It was first played in 2011, in which Denmark claimed the trophy with victory over Norway at Gladsaxe Stadium in Greater Copenhagen. For the first three years, the tournament was acknowledged by the Rugby League European Federation (RLEF), but the games were not recognised as full internationals. In 2014, the fixtures were played in accordance with RLEF regulations and recognised as full internationals.

Nordic Cup 2017[edit]

(ranking in square brackets)

17 June

Norway [#18] 38–18[1] Sweden [#20]

Bislett Stadion, Oslo, Norway

19 August

Denmark [#17] 24–40 Norway [#18]

Roskilde, Denmark

16 September

Sweden [#20] v Denmark [#17]

Nordic Cup 2016[edit]

Denmark was unable to fulfill its commitment in its game against Norway, so they had to forfeit the match and the title it held.

Position Nation Played Won Drawn Lost Forfeit Points For Against
1 Norway 1 1 0 0 1 4 24 40
2 Denmark 1 1 0 0 0 2 18 50
3 Sweden 2 0 0 2 - 0 42 90

Sweden 24 Norway 40 (Stockholm, 16 July)[2]

Denmark 50 Sweden 18 (Copenhagen, 7 August)[3]

Nordic Cup 2015[edit]

The final game between Norway and Sweden in Oslo will be played in October 2015.

Position Nation Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Against
1 Denmark 2 2 0 0 4 54 28
2 Norway 2 1 0 1 2 42 44
3 Sweden 2 0 0 2 0 36 60

Sweden 16 Denmark 30 (Lund, 24 May 2015)[4]

Denmark 24 vs Norway 12 (Roskilde, 13 June 2015)

Norway 30 vs Sweden 20 (Oslo, 17 October 2015)

Results[edit]

Denmark have traditionally been the strongest team, winning three (2011, 2014, 2015) of the six competitions. Norway have won two (2012, 2016) and Sweden once (2013). 2016 was decided through Denmark not being able to fulfill its match with Norway.

Season Winner 2nd 3rd
2011  Denmark  Norway  Sweden
2012  Norway  Denmark  Sweden
2013  Sweden  Denmark  Norway
2014  Denmark  Sweden  Norway
2015  Denmark  Norway  Sweden
2016  Norway  Denmark  Sweden

Winners[edit]

Winners Count Years
 Denmark 3 2011, 2014, 2015
 Norway 3 2012, 2016, 2017
 Sweden 1 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 Nordic Cup Game 1". Rugby League European Federation. 2017-06-17. Retrieved 2017-08-20. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "Sweden 16 Denmark 30 Nordic Cup Game 1". Rugby League European Federation. 2015-05-28. Retrieved 2015-05-27.