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Sweden national rugby league team

 

Sweden national rugby league team

Sweden
Badge of Sweden team
Nickname Barbarians
Governing body Rugby League Sweden
Region Europe
Head coach Ashley Brown
Captain Fabian Wikander
RLIF ranking 31st
First international
 Sweden 20 - 20 Norway 
(Gothenburg, Sweden; 30 October 2010)
Biggest win
 Sweden 38 - 12  Denmark
(Kävlinge, Sweden; 17 August 2013)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 122 - 8  Sweden
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 28 April 2012)

The Sweden national rugby league team (nicknamed the Barbarians) was founded in 2008.

For more Swedish stats, news, team results and more visit Sweden's RLEF Page.

Contents

  • History 1
  • All-time results record 2
  • Current squad 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Rugby League in Sweden was founded by Scott Edwards in 2008. The first competitive rugby league on Swedish soil was the 2nd annual Scandinavian Nines Tournament, hosted by Spartacus Reds in Gothenburg in April 2010.[1] Following the success of the 9's competition, a domestic league was founded in 2011, comprising three teams - Borås Ravens, Spartacus Reds and Gothenburg Lions.[2]

Sweden competed in their first rugby league international on 30 October 2010 when they drew 20 - 20 against Norway. Robin Larsson was the first player to score a try for Sweden.

Sweden earnt their first international rugby league win in July 2013, beating Norway in the Nordic Cup 40-22 in Oslo. [3] Later in the year, Sweden would win their first ever silverware, after they beat Denmark in August. This victory secured Sweden's first ever Nordic cup title.

In 2015 Impact Prowear became the proud sponsors of Sweden Rugby League providing the kits for both the National team as well as all 4 domestic teams in the Impact Prowear Swedish Rugby League for the next three seasons.

All-time results record

Official Rankings as of May 2015[4]
Rank Change Team Points
1  New Zealand 949.00
2  Australia 941.00
3  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  Canada 49.00
14  Serbia 47.00
15  Tonga 47.00
16  Russia 45.00
17  Cook Islands 31.00
18  Belgium 30.00
19  Germany 24.00
20  Lebanon 24.00
21  Norway 22.00
22  Ukraine 21.00
23  Malta 20.00
24  Greece 19.00
25  Netherlands 15.00
26  Spain 14.00
27  Denmark 13.00
28  South Africa 12.00
29  Jamaica 11.00
30  Czech Republic 9.00
31  Sweden 7.00
32  Hungary 2.00
33 NEW  Niue 2.00
34  Latvia 2.00
35 NEW  Philippines 2.00
36  Morocco 0.00
Team First Played Played Win Draw Loss Points For Points Against Last Meeting
 Norway 2010 4 2 1 1 94 90 2014
 Denmark 2011 5 1 0 4 76 354 2014
Date Result Competition Venue Attendance
30 August 2014 Sweden def. Norway 24-12 Nordic Cup Kävlinge, Sweden Not known[5]
16 August 2014 Denmark def. Sweden 44-6 Nordic Cup Copenhagen, Denmark Not known
17 August 2013 Sweden def. Denmark 38-12 Nordic Cup Kävlinge, Sweden Not known
24 July 2013 Sweden def. Norway 40-22 Nordic Cup Oslo, Norway Not known[6]
28 July 2012 Norway def. Sweden 36-10 Nordic Cup Stockholm, Sweden Not known[7]
28 April 2012 Denmark def. Sweden 122-8 Test match Gladsaxe Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark 500+[8]
2 July 2011 Denmark XIII def. Sweden 52-18 Nordic Cup Spartacus Rugby Club, Gothenburg, Sweden Not known[9]
30 October 2010 Sweden drew Norway 20-20 Nordic Cup Spartacus Rugby Club, Gothenburg Not known[10]

Current squad

See also

References

  1. ^ "Scandinavian 9’s Rugby League". Spartacus RUFC. 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  2. ^ "Swedish Rugby League point to steady progress". RLEF. 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  3. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/other/report?RLE00000510
  4. ^ RLIF Rankings.
  5. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/other/report?RLE00000589
  6. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/other/report?RLE00000510
  7. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/other/report?RLE00000395
  8. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/other/report?RLE00000354
  9. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/other/report?RLE00000213
  10. ^ http://www.rlef.eu.com/other/report?RLE00000103

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