The sport we know as rugby league is not necessarily called by the same name around the world. For example, in Italy rugby league is called Rugby a 13, while rugby union is called Rugby a 15. Here are the names for rugby league in many of the languages of the world.
The names are taken from the Wikipedia page for rugby league in each of these languages. You will notice that many of the names appear to be phonetic spelling of rugby league in the other languages. See a similar list for rugby union.
Name by Language
|Language||Name for the sport of rugby league|
|Catalan||Rugbi a 13|
|French||Rugby à XIII|
|Italian||Rugby a 13|
|Occitan||Rugbi de XIII|
|Persian||راگبی ۱۳ نفره|
|Scottish Gaelic||Rugbaidh lìog|
|Venetian||Rugby a 13|