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2025 World Cup

Post by greeneyed » November 21, 2016, 3:18 am

USA and Canada to host 2025 World Cup

Following the recommendation of the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) Board to conditionally award the 2025 World Cup to North America the RLIF Congress, at its annual general meeting held in Liverpool on 17 November, endorsed the Board's recommendation.

RLIF Chairman Nigel Wood commented said it was a watershed moment for the game.

"The award of the 2025 World Cup to North America is a historic moment in the global development of Rugby League," Wood said.

"The USA and Canada provides world class stadia allied to a significant multi-cultural population which made the bid so persuasive. It is exciting that our sport is expanding into a new destination for our premier event the World Cup and we will work with our members in the USA and Canada and Moore Sports International to expand the presence of our sport in these countries during the lead in to the 2025 World Cup.

"The Board will now work with Moore Sports International to complete the due diligence and exchange of contracts to complete the award."

During the RLIF Board meetings held in parallel with Congress the Board re-elected Nigel Wood (England) and John Grant (Australia) as Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively for a period of 2 years.

The Board confirmed that the draw for the 2017 Womens World Cup will be:

Pool A - Australia, England , Cook Islands
Pool B - New Zealand, Papua New Guinea , Canada

The pool matches and semi-finals will played in the Southern Cross Group Stadium in Cronulla, New South Wales between November 16 and 26 with the final being played in Brisbane on 2 December. The top two teams from each pool will compete in the semi-finals.

The RLIF further announced that to assist the maximum number of teams to participate in the Wheelchair World Cup this will be held in France.

With the determination of the venue for the 2025 World Cup the Board will now complete the international calendar.

210 delegates attended the RLIF Congress hosted by the Rugby Football League with a variety of speakers including Olympic Gold medalists, leaders of the RLWC13, 17, 21 and 25 as well as industry experts .

RLIF Chief Executive David Collier commented:

"The Rugby Football League provided the RLIF delegates with an outstanding Congress sharing best practice in sport and providing information concerning the RLIF's future global events. The significant expansion of Congress delivered one of the key goals within our strategic plan, Global Conversion, to support Members and to share best practice.

"To align this Congress with the Final of the 4 nations enabled delegates to also experience Rugby League in one of the world's most iconic stadiums. The decisions arising from our meetings in Liverpool have given fresh impetus to the global expansion of the sport and we look forward to an exciting year in 2017 with the World Cup less than a year away and tickets now on sale for the matches in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea."

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Re: 2025 World Cup

Post by Notaroboticfish » November 21, 2016, 6:45 am

What is the conditional part?

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Re: 2025 World Cup

Post by Sid » November 22, 2016, 9:41 am

Notaroboticfish wrote:What is the conditional part?
That Americans have stopped referring to the sport as "Aussie Rules Rugby" by then
Would have won Boogs - 2016, 2017, 2018

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Re: 2025 World Cup

Post by greeneyed » December 6, 2018, 5:10 pm

US World Cup hosting plans torpedoed by money trouble

Plans to stage the Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) in the US for the first time in 2025 have been aborted and organisers have put the event out to tender again due to the would-be promoter’s financial troubles.

The Rugby League International Federation conditionally awarded the RLWC to North America two years ago, signifying the first time it was be taken out of traditional heartland areas. However, the event now needs a new home because the promoter, Moore Sports International (MSI), is no longer in a position to bankroll the event.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 50k5p.html
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Re: 2025 World Cup

Post by Rick » December 6, 2018, 6:26 pm

That’s a shame


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