Nordic Cup (rugby league)

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Nordic Cup
Current season or competition:
2015 Nordic Cup
Sport Rugby league football
Instituted 2011
Number of teams 3
Country  Denmark
 Sweden
 Norway (RLEF)
Holders  Denmark (3rd Title)
Most titles  Denmark (3 Titles)

The Nordic Cup is a rugby league tournament played annually between Denmark national rugby league team, Norway and Sweden. It was first played in 2011, in which Denmark claimed the trophy with victory over Norway at Gladsaxe Stadium in Greater Copenhagen. For the first three years, the tournament was acknowledged by the Rugby League European Federation (RLEF), but the games were not recognised as full internationals. In 2014, the fixture were played in accordance with RLEF regaultions are recognised as full internationals.

Nordic Cup 2016

The dates of the Nordic Cup 2016 are to be confirmed. The same three teams will compete (Denmark, Norway and Sweden). The fixtures will be as below (home team is first):

Norway vs Denmark (Oslo, 4th June)

Sweden vs Norway (Lund, 14th July)

Denmark vs Sweden (Roskilde, 6th August)

Nordic Cup 2015

The final game between Norway and Sweden in Oslo will be played in October 2015.

Position Nation Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Against
1 Denmark 2 2 0 0 4 54 28
2 Norway 2 1 0 1 2 42 44
3 Sweden 2 0 0 2 0 36 60

Sweden 16 Denmark 30 (Lund, 24 May 2015)[1]

Denmark 24 vs Norway 12 (Roskilde, 13 June 2015)

Norway 30 vs Sweden 20 (Oslo, 17 October 2015)

Results

Denmark have traditionally been the strongest team, winning three (2011, 2014, 2015) of the five competitions. Norway and Sweden are level (one first place, one second place and two third place each).

Season Winner 2nd 3rd
2011  Denmark  Norway  Sweden
2012  Norway  Denmark  Sweden
2013  Sweden  Denmark  Norway
2014  Denmark  Sweden  Norway
2015  Denmark  Norway  Sweden

Winners

Winners Count Years
 Denmark 3 2011, 2014, 2015
 Norway 1 2012
 Sweden 1 2013

References

  1. "Sweden 16 Denmark 30 Nordic Cup Game 1". Rugby League European Federation. 2015-05-28. Retrieved 2015-05-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>