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2021 World Cup

Post by greeneyed » October 27, 2016, 6:10 pm

England to host RLWC2021 - North America recommended for RLWC2025

The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) is delighted to announce that England has been awarded the rights to stage the 2021 Rugby League Men’s and Women’s World Cups.

Following an exhaustive process, which included strong competition from other nations, the non-conflicted Directors of the RLIF Board met on 18 October to review presentations from the two shortlisted bidders, England and the Moore Sports International (MSI) USA/Canada Bid.

Bids were assessed against seven criteria provided in the bid documentation.

England scored heavily in respect of its supporter base and UK government support, both in terms of the £25 million government support of the event and its legacy, as well as in areas such as visas, security, international development and promotion of the event.

The MSI USA/Canada Bid scored impressively in many areas, including but not limited to, the support of the RLIF strategy to extend the global reach of Rugby League as well as in marketing, commercial support and innovation. The Board, acknowledging the strength of the MSI USA/Canada bid, made the decision to recommend to Congress in November the award of the 2025 Rugby League World Cup together with, subject to further evaluation, an Inter-nations tournament to MSI USA/Canada to be played between the 2021 and 2025 World Cups.

Ultimately, England edged out the MSI USA/Canada Bid for the 2021 RLWC, primarily based on the current Rugby League participation numbers in North America.

RLIF Chief Executive David Collier, commented: “The RLIF congratulates both England and MSI USA/Canada on outstanding bids.

With specific reference to the England Bid, which is built upon achieving a spectator attendance in excess of one million and the delivery of a £10 million capital legacy programme, this will be of massive benefit to our sport. England staged an outstanding World Cup in 2013 and have clearly outlined their vision for the 2021 World Cup as a World Class event eclipsing the attendances, reach and legacy of 2013. The bid details that the Rugby League World Cup will be the highlight of the international sporting calendar in England that year and RLIF looks forward to a great tournament.

The MSI USA/Canada Bid provided the RLIF with an unprecedented opportunity to take Rugby League’s pinnacle Event, the World Cup, to the commercially lucrative and passionate sports audience of North America. As outlined in the Bid presentation, significant opportunities with regards to Rugby League development at both the elite level and even more extensively at the junior levels of the game, gave MSI USA/Canada’s Bid extremely compelling qualities.The bid process was highly competitive and the Board was very impressed by the MSI USA/Canada bid which was of the highest quality. The RLIF sees a great future for the sport in North America and has recommended that discussions with MSI are expedited to bring professional Rugby League to North America as well as future international tournaments. Those discussions are being progressed with MSI USA/Canada and a report will be presented to Congress which will be held on 19 November this year.”

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Re: 2021 World Cup

Post by simo » October 27, 2016, 6:16 pm

What a stupid decision. Grow the game you morons
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Re: 2021 World Cup

Post by -TW- » October 27, 2016, 6:17 pm

2025 - Australia

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Re: 2021 World Cup

Post by Turt » October 28, 2016, 10:49 am

Be cool to see the World Cup in North America, as long as they had a commitment to increase RL at the grass roots level.

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Re: 2021 World Cup

Post by afgtnk » October 28, 2016, 1:02 pm

Can't see it being feasible to hold it North America unless they do a helluva lot of work on the local competition and grassroots, on top of the existing professional comps being able to penetrate the TV market over there.

RLIF would be shooting themselves in the foot hard otherwise.

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Re: 2021 World Cup

Post by greeneyed » October 28, 2016, 1:13 pm

They were talking about staging it in NFL venues. I'd go.
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Post by greeneyed » December 6, 2017, 12:39 pm

Details revealed for 2021 World Cup

Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 CEO, says 39 towns and cities across England had expressed interest in hosting matches during the 2021 World Cup – a tournament that has received GBP25 million in government funding.

Many other key details have already been decided, including:

• the number of competing nations will increase from 14 to 16;

• the tournament will run concurrently with eight-team Women's and Wheelchair World Cups;

• games would be spread across the week and not just played on weekends as they were at RLWC2017;

• the maximum number of venues permitted by the Rugby League International Federation to stage matches will increase from 12 at RLWC2017 to 14 in 2021, and;

• 80 per cent of matches would be played in the code's northern heartland, with Hull, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester almost certain to be among the host cities.

Read more: http://www.nrl.com/details-revealed-for ... fault.aspx
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Re: 2021 World Cup

Post by -TW- » December 6, 2017, 1:06 pm

Give someone else a go ****

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Re: 2021 World Cup

Post by Notaroboticfish » December 6, 2017, 2:49 pm

-TW- wrote:Give someone else a go ****

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USA/Canada is 2025. Though, I agree it should’ve been 2021


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Re: 2021 World Cup

Post by Toviii » December 6, 2017, 9:52 pm

Notaroboticfish wrote:
-TW- wrote:Give someone else a go ****

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USA needs more time to develop the game. No way people are going to attend games in 2021 to watch their home country get flogged.
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Post by 100%green » December 10, 2017, 8:07 pm

Toviii wrote:
Notaroboticfish wrote:
-TW- wrote:Give someone else a go ****

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USA needs more time to develop the game. No way people are going to attend games in 2021 to watch their home country get flogged.
Agreed and the RLIF still needs to develop and earn more revenue. That's why they went this way.

However after RLWC2017 they need more games for all nations. Especially in the Pacific between Tonga, PNG, Samoa and NZ.

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Post by greeneyed » November 13, 2018, 8:57 am

More countries to play in 2021 Rugby League World Cup

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Hosts England will open the 2021 Rugby League World Cup and will be seeded alongside titleholder Australia, New Zealand and Tonga.

Details of the draw have been unveiled following a four-day congress of the Rugby League International Federation in York.

The Rugby League World Cup has been increased from 14 to 16 teams, making for a simpler format, with the top two teams from each of the four pools going through to the quarterfinals.

Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport ... eb59d0f606

http://www.rugby-league.com/article/539 ... -announced
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Re: 2021 World Cup

Post by greeneyed » November 18, 2018, 9:03 am

Eleven teams have now qualified for #RLWC2021:

Australia
England
Tonga
Fiji
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Lebanon
France
Wales
Jamaica

The European play off at the end of 2019 will deliver four more countries:

Ireland
Scotland
Italy
Russia
Spain
Winner of Norway V Greece

The World play off at the end of 2019 will see one more qualify:

USA
South Africa
Cook Islands
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Re: 2021 World Cup

Post by greeneyed » January 29, 2019, 8:52 pm

Venues announced for Rugby League World Cup 2021

* Old Trafford to host the men’s and women’s Rugby League World Cup finals with the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool staging the wheelchair final.

*The Emirates Stadium will host a men’s semi-final – the first sport other than soccer to be played at the stadium

* St James’ Park to host men’s opening ceremony. Anfield will play host to the women’s equivalent

Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has today announced the chosen host towns, cities and venues for the tournaments taking place in England in two years’ time.

Set to be the most inclusive rugby league event ever, RLWC2021 will see the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments played concurrently for the first time. Another UK first will see the women’s and men’s finals take place as a double-header at Old Trafford, and further west, Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena Liverpool will host the wheelchair final.

Full list of game venues/hosts across men’s, women’s and wheelchair fixtures:

NORTH-WEST

Bolton – The University of Bolton Stadium will host two men’s games, including an England group game and quarter-final.
Liverpool – Anfield will host the marquee quarter-final tie along with the women’s opening ceremony and initial England game. M&S Bank Arena Liverpool will host the wheelchair Rugby League final.
Preston – First training base to be revealed.
St Helens – The Totally Wicked Stadium will host three men’s group games.
Trafford – Old Trafford will host both the men’s and women’s finals as a double-header event.
Warrington – The Halliwell Jones Stadium will host three men’s group games.
Wigan and Leigh – Leigh Sports Village will host three men’s group games

WEST MIDLANDS

Coventry – The Ricoh Arena will host one men’s game.

YORKSHIRE

Doncaster – Club Doncaster will host three men’s group games.
Kirklees – The John Smiths Stadium will host a men’s quarter-final.
Hull – The KCOM Stadium will host two men’s games, including a quarter-final.
Leeds – Hosting more games than any other city, Elland Road will host a men’s semi-final and Emerald Headingley Stadium will host three men’s games and two women’s games.
Sheffield – Bramall Lane will host an England men’s group game. The EIS Sheffield will host a group and both semi-finals in the wheelchair tournament.
York – The Community Stadium will host a women’s group game and both women’s semi-finals.

NORTH-EAST

Middlesbrough – The Riverside Stadium will host a significant men’s group game.
Newcastle – St James’ Park will host the opening England men’s group game including the men’s opening ceremony

WEST CUMBRIA

Allerdale – The Workington Community Stadium will host three men’s group games.

LONDON

London – The Emirates Stadium will host a men’s semi-final. The Copper Box Arena will host the England group in the wheelchair tournament.

The draw for the RLWC2021 will take place on 27th November 2019.

Read more: https://www.rlwc2021.com/article/119/ho ... d-cup-2021
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Re: 2021 World Cup

Post by greeneyed » January 30, 2019, 12:05 pm

Kangaroos and Jillaroos set to be based at Leeds play at iconic English stadiums in #RLWC2021

The Kangaroos and Jillaroos are set to be based in Leeds for the 2021 World Cup and could play at some of England's most iconic football stadiums after venues for the 16-nation tournament were announced.

Manchester United's Old Trafford, Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, Leeds United's home ground, Elland Road, Liverpool's Anfield, Newcastle's St James Park and Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium are among 21 venues that will host men's, women's and wheelchair World Cup games.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/01/30/kan ... world-cup/
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Post by greeneyed » November 8, 2019, 9:54 am

USA and Cook Islands announce squads for RLWC2021 qualification game

The USA Hawks and Cook Islands Kukis have announced their squads for the qualification game to decide the 16th and final place at Rugby League World Cup 2021. The game will be held in Jacksonville, Florida on November 16th.

Meanwhile, Greece put in a magnificent display against Scotland last weekend before finally losing out in the final quarter. That result secures Scotland’s place at RLWC2021 where they will be joined by Italy who secured their place by consigning Spain to their second consecutive defeat. A result that also guarantees qualification for Ireland.

Greece will now travel to Belgrade on Saturday to face Serbia. They will arrive as favourites, but Serbia could still qualify if they win by a large enough margin.

USA 25-MAN SQUAD

Nick Newlin (Atlanta Rhinos) Brandon Anderson, Connor Donehue, Alex Foster, Kevin Reed Jr, Jamil Robinson, Tim Stubbs (Brooklyn Kings), Sonny Pettybourne (Burleigh Bears), Edward Pettybourne (Central Queensland Capras), Elijah Ieriko (Cronulla Sharks), Mark Offerdahl (Goondiwindi Boars), Bureta Faraimo (Hull FC), Rory Humphreys (Ipswich Jets), Charlie Jones, Khalial Harris (Jacksonville Axemen), Joe Eichner (Northern Pride), Ryan Burroughs (NOVA Eagles), Andrew Kneisly (Philadelphia Fight), Matt Shipway (Port Macquarie Sharks), Corey Makelim (Sheffield Eagles), Jerome Veve (South Logan Magpies), Justin Branca (Tampa Mayhem), Danny Howard (Wentworthville Magpies), Kristian Freed (West’s Mitchelton), Matt Walsh (White Plains Wombats)

COOK ISLANDS 19-MAN SQUAD

Sam Mataora (Belconnen), Alex Glenn (Brisbane), Tevin Arona (Canterbury), Aaron Teroi (Central Queensland Capras) Reuben Rennie, Vincent Rennie (Mounties), Uiti Baker, Kayal Iro (Newcastle), Moses McGreal, Paul Ulberg (Norths Devils), Narata Niukore, Brad Takairangi (Parramatta), Dominic Peyroux (St Helens), Troy Dargan, Steven Marsters (South Sydney), Adam Tangata (Wakefield), Anthony Gelling (Warrington), Journe Pua, Brodie Tamarua (Warriors)

http://rlif.com/article/8777/usa-and-co ... ation-game

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Re: 2021 World Cup

Post by greeneyed » November 10, 2019, 9:54 am

Greece make first World Cup after thumping Serbia

Greece have created history in fine style by thumping Serbia in Belgrade to advance to their first World Cup.

The Greeks qualified for the 2021 tournament in England with an 82-6 rout over the Serbs following their recent 42-24 loss to Scotland.

Meanwhile Japan Samurai 74 defeated Phillipines Tamaraws 4 to win their first ever Asian Cup on Saturday.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/10/mod ... ng-serbia/
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Post by greeneyed » November 17, 2019, 2:43 pm

Cook Islands secure final World Cup berth with win over USA

Cook Islands survived the second-half sin-binning of St Helens forward Dominique Peyroux to storm home against the United States and claimed the 16th and final spot at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. The Kukis ran out 38-16 winners. The Cook Islands, Jamaica and Greece have all qualified for 2021, after not participating in 2017.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/17/coo ... -over-usa/

$10,000 and the risk of arrest: The cost of Greece's World Cup berth: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/17/$10 ... cup-berth/
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