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 

Pakistan Rugby League

Membership Pending

Phillipines Rugby League

Membership Pending

Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League

Full Member

Rugby League Samoa

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

Czech Rugby League Association

Affiliate

Dansk Rugby League Forbund

Observer

Rugby Football League

Full Member
France

Federation Francaise De Rugby a Treize

Full Member

Georgian Rugby League Federation

Observer

Nationaler Rugby League Deutschland

Observer
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