Member Nations

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

Japan Rugby League

Membership Pending

Niue Rugby League

Membership Pending

Norfolk Island

Membership Pending

Pakistan Rugby League

Membership Pending

Philippines National Rugby League

Observer

Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League

Full Member

Singapore Rugby League

Membership Pending

Solomon Islands Rugby League

Observer

Vanuatu Rugby League

Observer

Albania Rugby League

Observer

Belgium Rugby League Association

Observer

Asocijacija Ragbi 13 Bosnia-Hercegovina

Observer

Bulgarian Rugby League Federation

Observer

Czech Rugby League Association

Affiliate
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