Member Nations

18 FULL 14 AFFILIATE 20 OBSERVERS

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

Federation Marocaine De Rugby League

Affiliate

Cameroon Rugby League XIII

Affiliate

Rugby League Federation of Ghana

Affiliate

Nigeria Rugby League Association

Affiliate

Lebanese Rugby League Federation

Full Member

DR Congo Rugby League

Observer

Mexico Rugby League

Membership Pending

South Africa Rugby League Association

Full Member

Confederaçáo Brasileira Rugby League

Affiliate

United States Association of Rugby League

Affiliate

Ethiopian Rugby League

Observer

Burundi Rugby League

Observer

Libya Rugby League Association

Observer

Guyana Rugby League

Membership Pending

Palestine Rugby League Association

Observer
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