Ireland set up 2015 Rugby League dates

Ireland have announced a series of ground-breaking internationals for 2015.

The games against developing nations Belgium, Serbia and Malta will count as full internationals for Ireland's players in the build-up to the end-of-year European Championship.

Ireland set up 2015 Rugby League dates

The Belgians, coached by former Leigh, Oldham and Oxford boss Tony Benson, will provide Ireland’s first opponents in Leinster on Sunday, July 13, and that will be followed by trips to Serbia on August 29 and Malta on September 5.

“These games will help develop our local players and prepare them to step up to the European Championship games in the autumn,” said a Rugby League Ireland spokesman.

More in this Section

All-Ireland minor champions return as David Power names 38-man Tipperary football panelAll-Ireland minor champions return as David Power names 38-man Tipperary football panel

Owen Farrell says England duty is good news for Saracens playersOwen Farrell says England duty is good news for Saracens players

Dual star O’Hara goes on trial with Hawthorn as McShane arrives in AustraliaDual star O’Hara goes on trial with Hawthorn as McShane arrives in Australia

Federer and Djokovic ease into Australian Open third roundFederer and Djokovic ease into Australian Open third round


Lifestyle

It turns out 40 is no longer the new 30 – a new study says 47 is the age of peak unhappiness. The mid-life crisis is all too real, writes Antoinette Tyrrell.A midlife revolution: A new study says 47 is the age of peak unhappiness

More From The Irish Examiner