France announce historic Jamaica Test

The French Rugby League Federation has announced an historic Test with Jamaica, to be played at the Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan, on 13th October.

The game will form part of their warm-up for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup – where they will face Australia, England and Lebanon in the group stages.

It is the first time the nations have met.

In a statement, the Federation Francaise de Rugby a XIII said: “This match supports the desire of our elected officials is to develop France’s international meetings with multiple international partners.

Jamaican Rugby League Association director of rugby Romeo Monteith added: “We welcome this historic fixture against France as we continue our build up for the 2021 World Cup qualifiers.

“France is a quality team and Jamaica we will be exposed to a wider global audience. This match builds our reputation and further demonstrates the continued globalisation of rugby league.”

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