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  • RLWC 2017 Dates Revealed Before Next Week's Draw

    ... Kearney (New Zealand) and Michael Marum (PNG) and captains Cameron Smith, Jesse Bromwich and David Mead at the Australia launch at Suncorp Stadium. England will be one of 14 nations set to play 28 games over the five weeks. See also... RFL Launches 2021 RLWC Bid RLWC to Expand to 16 Teams in 2021 NZ Head Appointed For RLWC 2017 PNG To Co-Host 2017 RLWC Australia/NZ Beat South Africa to Become RLWC Hosts 2017  ...

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  • €200k FFR XIII Shortfall Threatens RLWC Participation

    Marc Palanques, the new president of Fédération Française de Rugby à XIII, has disclosed a €200k (£170k) deficit in the governing body’s accounts for last year (ending June 30th 2016) that threatens French participation in the 2017 RLWC. Palanques announced last week that he’d been aware of shortfalls for some time, but had not been able to formally announce them until formal auditing had been completed and announced at their financial conggress last week. The public accounting firm...

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  • World Cup Organisers Set Out Plan For England 2021

    ... 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 London over the next three days," said Nigel Wood, chairman of RLWC2021 Ltd, at a launch event in Manchester this week. "One of the things we made a point of saying after 2013 was that before a ball is kicked in the 2017 World Cup, we'd make known where the World Cup would be played in 2021 and indeed in 2025...

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  • Fiji Bati Players To Boycott Tests Over Witheld Payments

    Fiji Bati players have threatened to boycott future rugby league tests after claiming they have yet to be paid bonuses due for making last year’s RLWC semi-final. Fiji officials yesterday confirmed the players released a statement that also demanded a leadership overhaul of the Fiji National Rugby League board. “The Fiji Bati players are now demanding to be paid and will stand down from playing another test/international in 2018,” the statement said. “Fiji Bati players are also demanding...

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  • RLWC 2017 Qualification Details Revealed

    The qualification details for the next Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) in Australia and New Zealand in 2017 have been revealed, with seven countries receiving an automatic place. 14 teams in all will take part in the tournament with current champions Australia, New Zealand, England, Fiji, France, Samoa and Scotland, all quarter finalists in the 2013 tournament, receiving an automatic spot. The remaining seven nations will be selected from across four regions; three from Europe, two via Asia Pacifi...

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  • RLWC 2017 Boss Brown Resigns After Bullying Allegations

    ... an appropriate time to step aside.” NRL CEO Todd Greenberg and World Cup chairman Dr George Peponis said they understood Mr Brown’s positon and had accepted his resignation. The Board of the 2017 World Cup will consider plans to replace Mr Brown. RLWC chief operating officer, Maria Sykes will be acting CEO in the interim. The NRL’s head of commercial, Andrew Abdo will report directly to Mr Greenberg. See also... RLLWC 2017 Dates Revealed NZ Head Appointed For RLWC 2017...

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  • Focus Shifts To RLWC2021 Before 2017 Is Fully Assessed

    The quantitative evidence for the success of RLWC 2017 is still to be processed and reported. Early figures show that just over 372,000 attended the 28 games compared to 458,463 in 2013 in England, 19% fewer. Five games were sell-outs. 2.7m watched the final in Australia while an average of 1.5m (peaking at 2m) watched the BBC’s live coverage of the game on Saturday morning. Current estimates show a cumulative global TV audience across the whole tournament of more than 7 million. The northern...

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  • RFL Launches 2021 RLWC Bid

    ... selected. They will be chosen from a shortlist includng various rugby league grounds and other iconic sporting venues such as Old Trafford, Etihad Stadium, St James’ Park and Wembley. It is estimated that over 150 million people worldwide will watch RLWC 2021 and the RFL’s bid includes the aim of making it the biggest and most watched tournament in the sport’s history with one million spectators in stadiums overall, double the number achieved in 2013. The successful bidder for the 2021 to...

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  • Value Is Priority For RLWC Tickets

    Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) has announced its fan-friendly ticket pricing for next year's tournament to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand (with Papua New Guinea hosting three pool games) from 27 October to 2 December. Starting from A$10 (£6.20) for kids and concessions, A$20 (£12.40) for adults and A$45 (£27.90) for a family of four. The ticket pricing reflects the RLWC2017 organising committee’s vision of having next year’s tournament sell out. Tickets go on sale in tw...

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  • Hill Takes The Helm Of RLWC 2017

    Andrew Hill, has been appointed chief executive officer of the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) organising committee following the recent resignation of Michael Brown. Hill has agreed to terms with the NRL that will allow him to stand aside from his position as general manager league integration and game development. "We are delighted Andrew has accepted the role of chief executive officer for the Rugby League World Cup 2017," RLWC 2017 Chairman, Dr George Peponis said. "Andrew has a great...

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