Rugby League National Team Names

Many of the rugby league national teams from around the world have another name by which they are well known.

These are not usually official names, and some national teams have more than one nickname. I have tried to find the most commonly used nickname, and included others if known. See also the list of Australian NRL team nicknames. If you have any corrections or additions, please let me know.

National Team Names

Team Nickname notes
Australia Kangaroos the women's team is called the "Jillaroos"
Canada Wolverines
Cook Islands The Cooks
England The Lions
Fiji The Bati
France Les Chanticleers They are also sometimes referred to as "Les Tricolores"
Georgia 13 Georgians
Great Britain "The Lions" or "Great Britain Lions"
Greece Titans
Hungary Magyar Bulls
Ireland Wolfhounds
Italy The Azzuri
Jamaica Nomads, Reggae Rugby
Japan Samurais
Lebanon The Cedars
Malta The Knights
The Netherlands The Orange Lions
New Zealand The Kiwis
North Macedonia Lions
Norway The Vikings
Papua New Guinea The Kumuls
Portugal Os Galos translates as The Roosters
Russia The Bears
Samoa Toa Samoa
Scotland The Bravehearts
Serbia White Eagles (Бели орлови)
Solomon Islands Solies
South Africa The Rhinos
Sweden Tre Kronor
Tonga Mate Ma'a
United Arab Emirates The Falcons
USA The Tomahawks
Wales The Dragons
West Indies The Wahoos

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