Wales is one of Europe's biggest rugby nations. Although rugby union is dominant across the country, rugby league has always had a passionate following too, and is growing in popularity all the time. Consistently ranked in the world top 10, the Dragons play committed rugby and always compete strongly, whether they are playing World Cup matches or just friendlies. Catch an upcoming fixture with Wales Rugby League tickets at StubHub.
Welsh rugby league: Some essential background
Wales have been playing international rugby league since 1907, almost at the dawn of the game itself. In fact, only New Zealand and England's national teams predate the Dragons (who are even older than Australia's Kangaroos). However, despite this long history, Welsh rugby league hasn't exploded like rugby union, although since the 1990s, this has all been changing.
Throughout the 1950s and 60s, Welsh teams regularly faced touring sides from the southern hemisphere, always giving them a tough game. But the Dragons didn't leave home soil until 1975, when they competed in the World Cup. In the process, they made history, defeating arch rivals England 12-7 in Brisbane and later defeating New Zealand too.
In 1995 and 2000, Wales reached the World Cup semi-finals before losing ground a little. However, since 2006, they have roared back into action, becoming a major force in European rugby league.
Some great milestones in Welsh rugby league history
Whenever you buy Wales rugby league tickets you can be sure of seeing one of the world's most competitive national sides. Aside from the historic victory over England in 1975, the team has enjoyed plenty of memorable matches since 1907.
Everything started with the very first match - a 9-8 victory over a touring New Zealand side. Then there was the first victory over England in 1936, when the Dragons won the European Nations Cup. Two defences of their title followed in a pre-war golden age for Welsh rugby league.
More recently, Wales also defeated Scotland in 2015, breaking a run of 12 straight losses. More importantly, they went through that year's European Cup unbeaten - a sign that they had returned to the big stage.
Similar events to Wales rugby league tickets
If you aren't excited by the prospect of watching the Dragons but still want to see some high-quality rugby league, why not check out some Kangaroos matches in Australia? Alternatively, you could look for Welsh rugby union tickets if that's your favourite code. Everything can be found via the StubHub website.