- Norway national rugby league team
Norway Nickname The Vikings Governing body Rugby League Norway (NORSKRL) Region Scandinavia Head coach Warren Heilig Captain Fredrik Skovly First game Norway 0-24 GB Pioneers
(Oslo, Norway; 4th July 2009)
Biggest win Norway 32-28 Germany
(Bislett Stadion, Oslo; 9th July 2011)
Biggest defeat Malta 64-24 Norway
(Gianni Bencini Ground, Pembroke, Malta; 2nd September 2011)
Despite only experiencing their foundation year of rugby league in 2008, Rugby League in Norway has dramatically escalated through junior, amateur and semi-professional level. They are recognised by the Rugby League International Federation as having affiliate status.
Continuing the pattern set by such European nations as Czech Republic, Germany and Lebanon, Norway are new to the game. In February of 2008, Norway were granted official observer status by the Rugby League European Federation despite being unranked at this point. This was not the only major point of development in the year, as a committee was formed, based in capital city Oslo, with the aim of developing the game all over the country.
- Vince Cabestro
- Peter Engeland
- Cameron Leslie finished his set
- Anders Linnesta
- Glenn Pattersen
- Fredrik Skovly [c]
- Kristian Ytterdahl Elgheim
- Tommy Kjoniksen
- Magne Kleven
- Eric Peter Mellor
- Bjorn Mikkelsen
- Isaac Schmidt
- Kristoffer Milligan
- Kristoffer Borsheim
- Joshua William Skidmore Hornby
- Tony Ivanisevic
- Thomas Hilton
- Erlend Granly Meldalen
- Jørgen Lund Schmidt
- Erlend Roysum
- Trym Vindal
Coach: Warren Heilig 
Rugby League Norway
In 2009, Rugby League Norway was formed as an opportunity for a national competition was seen. Warren Heilig saw and organised this opportunity as the standard of Rugby Union in the nation was limited to one tier of competition. So, less experienced players could only have limited game time. Heilig had the idea that these less experienced players from big union clubs should try second-tier rugby league. This ensured that league had an advantage over union in that there was a much wider range of age and standard of play. It was also easier to learn - so Rugby League Norway no longer needed to rely on ex-union players and could attract more local junior, youth and amateur players to the game.
All-time Results Record
Team First Played Played Win Draw Loss Points For Points Against Last Meeting Denmark 2009 2 1 0 1 36 54 2011 Malta 2010 2 0 0 2 44 94 2011 Sweden 2010 1 0 1 0 20 20 2010 Germany 2011 1 1 0 0 32 28 2011
Norway's maiden Rugby League event was the "Scandinavia Cup", which was held in Oslo, Norway between 30 and 31 May 2009  and played under 9's rules. Norway played Great Britain Pioneers in their first representative match on July 5, 2009 in Oslo which the visitors won 24 - 0. Norway played their first international on August 22, 2009, against Denmark in Copenhagen and won 28 - 26.
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