Wales Rugby League




Wed 22/03NE1
Calderdale VS.
Leeds City

Wed 22/03NE1
Kirklees CoVS.
Greenhead C

Wed 22/03NW2
Hopwood HalVS.
Salford Red

Wed 22/03NW2
Moreton Rug6
Carmel Coll50

Wed 22/03NW2
Oldham 6th 0
Warrington 30

Wed 22/03NW2
St John RigVS.
Priestley C

Wed 22/03NW2
Salford Cit30
The Rugby L0

Wed 22/03NW2
Runshaw ColVS.
Cronton Col

Wed 22/03NW2
Winstanley 30
Wigan Warri0

Wed 22/03NW2
Wigan & LeiVS.
Cowley Sixt

Wed 22/03PE1
Coleg y Cym58
Bristol Aca24

Wed 22/03PE1
Bishop Burt44

Wed 22/03PE1
Hopwood Hal4
Halifax ERA8

Wed 22/03PE1
New CollegeVS.
Wakefield C

Wed 22/03PE1
Furness RaiVS.

Wed 22/03BCT
Nottingham 14

Wed 22/03CHA
Leeds Becke18

Wed 22/03M2A

Wed 22/03FRI
Manchester VS.
Edge Hill

Wed 22/03FRI
South Wales

Wed 22/03VA
University 4

Wed 22/03N3B
Sheffield A

Wed 22/03M2A
Nottingham 1
Oxford Broo64

Wed 22/03VA
Sheffield H26

Wed 22/03NE2
Leeds ColleVS.
Craven Coll

Sat 25/03C3
Newcastle TVS.
Midlands Hu

Mon 27/03FRE
Midlands HuVS.
Leeds City

Wed 29/03NE2
Craven CollVS.
New College

Wed 29/03VA
St Marys

Wed 29/03CUP
Hopwood HalVS.
Wakefield C

Wed 29/03CUP
New CollegeVS.
Halifax ERA

Wed 29/03VA
Liverpool J

Wed 29/03NPO
Nottingham VS.

Wed 05/04PE1
Bishop BurtVS.
Coleg y Cym

Wed 05/04PE1
Newcastle T

Wed 05/04PE1
Halifax ERAVS.
Furness Rai

Wed 05/04PE1
Wakefield CVS.
Hopwood Hal

Wed 05/04SPO

Wed 05/04NPO
Manchester VS.

Wed 19/04PE1
Bristol AcaVS.


Other Wales international sides

Other Wales international sides Other Wales international sides
Under 18

In addition to the Wales seniors, Wales field a number of other international sides. This is a brief overview on all of them, with the full results for each on the right.


Wales Dragonhearts are the representative side of the Welsh Conference. All players who play in the Conference leagues in both north and south Wales are eligable for selection.

The Dragonhearts enter the Conference Four Nations tournament and are the most successful side in the history of this competition. They have played annually against their England, Scotland and Ireland counterparts since 2002.

The side began life as the Wales A in 1991 when they played their first game beating the touring Russian club side, Moscow Spartak at Swansea's St Helens ground in 1991 played before the first team beat Papua New Guinea 68-0.

Their first ever international was in May 1994 when they were so close to beating England, but went down 14-10 at the Morfa Stadium in Swansea. This game may not have sent shockwaves around the country and did not receive the publicity that recent "A" internationals have done, but did produce a new star. Jason Lee was promptly signed by Warrington and ended up playing seven times for the full Welsh national side, scoring four tries in the process.

Lee was just the first of many players from the Wales "A" or "Dragonhearts" side to turn professional. From 2002-2010, Wales fielded 130 players with 27 of them eventually playing professional rugby league. Future professionals Aled James, Gareth Honor, Richard Singleton and Pete Moore lined up in the first side that beat Scotland 40-22 in Glasgow alongside former Gateshead Thunder player Stuart Singleton.

Dean Scully, Darren Ryan, Richard Johnston, Neil Davies, Damien Hudd, Paul Morgan, Neil Dixon, Lloyd O'Connor, Karl Hocking, Marcus Sainsbury, Grant Epton, Carle Ellis, David James, Christiaan Roets, Tom Burnell, Lee Williams, Elliot Kear, Ashley Bateman, Steve Parry, Gil Dudson, Jamie Murphy, Shaun Owens were the other Dragonhearts players from that first decade who went on to play professional rugby league in some shape or form.

Plus the future Wales Rugby Union star Richard Hibbard played one game for the Dragonhearts, coming on as a substitute in the 28-18 win over England in 2003 in his native Aberavon, while a year later, Tom Brown, now with Cardiff Blues, took to the field in the 56-12 win over Ireland at the old Cardiff Athletics Stadium before winning his lone full international cap against Scotland in Glasgow a few months later.

Under 18 and 16 sides

Wales first played at junior level in a full international in 2001 when an under 17 side travelled up to Warrington to play a friendly against Scotland and won 84-0. Not a bad start. 

An under 19 side took to the field for the first time in a Home International series from April 5th-7th 2002 at Crewe and Alsager College. The team drawn from Cardiff, Aberdare and surrounding areas had been the product of the hard work of the WRL development officer Stuart Singleton and the South Wales Schools Rugby League under the guidance of Colin Neale.

These two sides were eventually regraded as under 18 and under 16 respectively. The under 16s regularly play in challenge matches against England and France, while the 18s play in Home and European international tournaments, famously winning the European Championship in 2008.

Players like Rhodri Lloyd Jack Pring, Chris Davies, Lewis Reece, Ben Flower, Gil Dudson and Elliot Kear to name just a few, started out in the Wales junior sides before winning full caps.


The Wales Student side goes back further than the modern era full international side. While the seniors "reformed" in 1991, the Wales Students side was formed by the late Dr Phil Melling in 1988 and entered the 1989 Student World Cup, the second of its kind.

Under Melling's managership and Clive Griffith's coaching, Wales won the Student European Championships for five years in a row in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This side have since reached the semi-finals of two World Cups, 1992 and 2008, both under the leadership of Griffiths.

The Wales Student side also enter an annual British tournament when they take on England, Scotland and Ireland and regularly provide players for the Great Britain side who made history when they beat Australia on their own turf in 2011 to win back the prized Academic Ashes.

Many Wales Student internationals have since turned professional and have won full international honours.


Wales played their first ever games in Wheelchair Rugby League in July 2012, coming second to England in a Four Nations tournament.

Wheelchair Rugby League is fairly unique in that it offers both disabled and non-disabled players of both sexes the opportunity to compete both with and against each other on a level playing field.

This is created by the use of wheelchairs and some slight adaptations to the rules of 13-a-side Rugby League. 

  • There are five players on each side
  • The object of the game is to score tries
  • Conversions are scored by punching the ball over the mini-posts from a tee
  • Tackles are made in the same way as Tag Rugby by pulling off the attached tag
  • Five tackles are followed by the handing over of possession
  • Offside, knock-on and in-touch apply just like in the full version of the game 

Wales, whose first ever captain is Alan Caron, are looking to enter a side in the 2013 World Cup.

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