Member Nations

19 Full Members. 9 Affiliate Members. 24 Observer Members.

International Rugby League has a progressive membership based upon the various criteria agreed by the Board.

Initially, a nation will be recognised as an Observer. This demonstrates they are the single governing body recognised by IRL and allows them to develop their systems and infra-structure to run the sport in their country.

A nation that is developing and demonstrating maturity in their organisation will apply for Affiliate Membership which requires them to meet a stricter set of conditions.

Finally there are Full Members who have met all of the requirements to be the fully fledged governing body for the sport in their country.

All nations are assessed annually to ensure that they are meeting the criteria for their category of membership and are supported in their development through various programmes.

The IRL Member Eligibility Criteria can be viewed: HERE

Argentina Rugby League

Membership Pending

Confederaçáo Brasileira Rugby League

Affiliate

Canada Rugby League Association

Affiliate

Rugby Football League Chile 13

Affiliate

Colombia Rugby League

Observer

Jamaica Rugby League Association

Full Member

Mexico Rugby League

Membership Pending

Trinidad and Tobago Rugby League Association

Observer

United States Association of Rugby League

Affiliate

Burundi Rugby League

Observer

Cameroon Rugby League XIII

Observer

Congo Rugby League

Observer

Ethiopian Rugby League

Observer

Rugby League Federation of Ghana

Observer

Lebanon Rugby League Federation

Full Member
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