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

Trinidad and Tobago Rugby League Association

Observer

United States Association of Rugby League

Affiliate

Burundi Rugby League

Observer

Cameroon Rugby League XIII

Observer

Ethiopian Rugby League

Observer

Rugby League Federation of Ghana

Observer

Lebanon Rugby League Federation

Full Member

Federation Marocaine De Rugby League

Observer

Nigeria Rugby League Association

Observer

Palestine Rugby League Association

Observer

Saudi Arabian Rugby League Association

Observer

South Africa Rugby League Association

Full Member

Libya Rugby League Association

Observer

Australian Rugby League Commission

Full Member

New Zealand Rugby League

Full Member

Cook Island Rugby League Association

Full Member

Fiji National Rugby League

Full Member

Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League

Full Member

Solomon Islands Rugby League

Observer

Vanuatu Rugby League

Observer

Albania Rugby League

Observer

Belgium Rugby League Association

Observer

Asocijacija Ragbi 13 Bosnia-Hercegovina

Observer
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