2025 World Cup in North America

  • USA & Canada To Host RLWC 2025

    Following the recommendation of the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) board to conditionally award the 2025 Rugby League World Cup to North America three weeks ago, the RLIF Congress have endorsed the board's recommendation at their AGM in Liverpool last week. RLIF chairman Nigel Wood commented: "The award of the 2025 World Cup to North America is a historic moment in the global development of Rugby League. The USA and Canada provides World class stadia allied to a significant multi-c...

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  • New York Plan Submitted To RFL

    Plans for a New York rugby league team to follow Toronto Wolfpack into the English game have been submitted to the Rugby Football League say BBC online and other media. Toronto Wolfpack were promoted from League 1 to the Championship having won their league this year in their inaugural season. The consortium behind the New York proposal hope to get approval in time to enter the competition in 2019 at Championship level. They are confident of building a fan base of 10,000 in the first year. "We h...

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  • England V NZ In Colorado?

    ... heroic failure against Australia last weekend could be against the Kiwis in Denver, Colorado next June according to an article in the Daily Telegraph. The newspaper revealed this week that a proposal by Australian promoter Jason Moore - the man behind the 2025 World Cup in North America - for an Anglo-Kiwi Test in the United States on the weekend of June 22-23, 2018 will be proposed. “What is the proposal? It’s to play a fully internationally sanctioned Test in the United States on the bye...

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  • RLIF Sets Ambitious Financial Targets

    The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) has unveiled its strategic plan for 2018 to 2025 and is aiming to double the global television audience of the sport in the next decade. It has set a target of gaining a presence in two additional G20 countries in order to do so and has also set itself some ambitious financial targets for the forthcoming 10 years as it seeks to generate a turnover of over 10 million Australian Dollars (£4.7m) per year and distribute $8 million (£3.7m) of that. T...

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  • World Cup Organisers Set Out Plan For England 2021

    The organisers of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England have pledged to make it the biggest and best yet, and will feature 16 teams for the first time. With three months still to go ahead of the 2017 edition in Australia, New Zealand and PNG, the Rugby Football League has given itself the longest ever lead-in time to develop the World Cup tournament. "We're getting in early, meeting the decision-makers of this region, the decision-makers of Leeds and Yorkshire and the decision-makers of Lon...

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  • New York Franchise To Follow Wolfpack Path

    A pro rugby league team based in New York is set to follow the Toronto Wolfpack into the RFL league structure with the aim of reaching Super League status. The Daily Mail’s Sportsmail reported thay a consortium was asked to submit a business plan to the RFL last month and the unveiling of the side is set to take place in October, ahead of the Rugby League World Cup in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The new club, as yet unnamed, is set to be managed by former Bradford and St Helen...

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  • Premiership Recruits From WWE

    Premiership Rugby has announced the appointment of Dominic Hayes as commercial director. Hayes is currently senior vice president and managing director at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he has been responsible for WWE’s international businesses outside North America, including the rights for television, film, digital, sponsorship, marketing and consumer products. During his 10 years there, WWE International has seen significant growth in its global profile and success. Dominic Hayes...

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  • Sion Jones Appointed General Manager in North Wales

    Sion Jones has been appointed as general manager of the WRU’s North Wales Development Region. Jones, who has successfully led marketing businesses in south and North Wales and worked in the sector across the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East, will take up the post at the Parc Eirias home of newly promoted Principality Premiership side RGC 1404 next month, with a clear mandate to strategically drive the young rugby region forwards, on and particularly, off the field. Sion was previo...

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  • Pan-American Six Nations Planned For 2016

    Plans are in place for six nations from North and South America to launch a Pan-American annual championship based on the successful European model, according to an announcement from USA Rugby last week. Representatives of rugby unions from Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Canada and the United States met in Miami last week to discuss plans which are hoped to come to fruition in 2016. USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville said: "This is an exciting time for rugby in the Americas and the establishment o...

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  • USA Growth Continues As All Blacks And AP Clubs Reveal Plans

    A report in The Times claims that talks to play at least one Premiership match in the USA are at an advanced stage, with the possibility of one game being held next season. Speculation that London Irish would attempt to exploit the large Irish communities in Boston or New York has been circulating for some time but now Premiership Rugby chief executive Mark McCafferty has confirmed to The Times that rather than an ad hoc arrangement made by individual clubs, a more structured deal is in the pipe...

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