Rugby League World Cup

  • Get Behind RLWC2013

    Here, The Independent, looks at the Rugby League World Cup and whether or not the event will sink or swim. According to many, little has been done to publicise the event. Had it not been for the inclusion of the three Burgess brothers in the England squad, Ashling O'Connor claims she may not have known that the tournament was on but she is urging people up and down the country to get involved and back the tournament. Will the tournament be a success? Only time will tell but here is some food...

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  • The RFL looking for rooms for 2013 World Cup

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) has officially opened the sponsorship tender process for the upcoming 2013 Rugby League World Cup, by calling for tenders for official hotel and airline partners. The tournament's accommodation and travel requirements will be substantial, with over 10,000 rooms required during the tournament throughout England and Wales. Therefore, as hosts, The RFL, on behalf of the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF), is looking for operators to supply accommodation an...

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  • World Club Challenge Expansion to be 'Investigated'

    Proposals to expand Rugby League's World Club Challenge are to be considered by a newly-formed Working Party comprised of representatives of the Stobart Super League and the the top League of professional Rugby League football clubs in Australasia, the NRL. Rugby Football League (RFL) chief executive Nigel Wood and his counterpart from the Australian Rugby League Commission, David Gallup, discussed the proposals this week at a meeting of the Rugby League International Federation in London and...

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  • World Club Challenge To Be Expanded

    Officials from across the World of Rugby League have held a meeting to discuss the details of a possible expansion of the World Club Challenge. This year’s competition takes place at Headingley Stadium on Friday and is between Leeds Rhinos and Melbourne Storm but it is set to be held down under next year for the first time since 1997 and is then likely to expand to accommodate six teams in 2015. Super League and NRL clubs have reportedly agreed to the changes and they now have to be ratified b...

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  • BBC To Show All 31 Games Of RLWC2021

    The BBC have secured the TV rights to the Rugby League World Cup 2021 in England and are planning to show all 31 games live. Live coverage of at least 16 matches will be on BBC One or BBC Two, with the remaining matches available on Red Button and online. The BBC are already committed to showing the forthcoming Rugby League World Cup in October/November 2017. Rugby League already has a strong presence on the BBC with 40 weeks of coverage on network TV every year with the Super League Show and La...

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  • Brown Named RLWC 2017 CEO

    One of Australia's leading sporting administrators, Michael Brown, has been appointed CEO of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. His job will be to help plan and deliver a successful World Cup, which will be hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand, and he has more than 20 years experience in the sporting sector to draw from, most recently as CEO of the Asian Football Confederation's 2015 Asian Cup Australia. That event, which involved 32 games in 23 days, attracted more than 650,000 fans –...

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  • Old Trafford To Host Grand Final Until 2017

    ... Trafford in 1998 but the stadium has provided the backdrop for some fantastic Rugby League memories for many decades. "I am sure that will continue to be the case both this weekend and on November 30, when Old Trafford hosts the hotly-anticipated final of Rugby League World Cup 2013." Richard Arnold, Manchester United Group managing director, added: "We're excited about the extension of our relationship with Super League (Europe) for Old Trafford to host the Super League Grand Final until 2017....

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  • Deuchars Renews Partnership With Scotland Rugby League

    ... League, after Scotland Rugby League agreed a new four-year deal with the Caledonian brewery. The deal also includes jersey sponsorship of Scotland's national team, the continuation of a deal which saw Deuchers' logos appear on Scotland's kit at last year's Rugby League World Cup. Scotland Rugby League performance manager Ollie Cruickshank said: “Rugby League is a growing sport in Scotland and Deuchars' support will help us raise the profile of our activities both nationally and internationall...

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  • Centurion To Supply RLWC 2013

    Rugby League World Cup 2013 organisers have revealed that the equipment for various venues and teams and the kit for match officials will be supplied by Centurion Rugby. The firm, which is based in Dewsbury, is owned by Primo Play Ltd and provides training equipment to the likes of the England Rugby League team, 12 of the 14 Super League clubs and many more sides in the Kingstone Press Championships. Centurion specialise in tackle bags, shields and post protectors but now also supply teamw...

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  • Dutton Announced As RLWC 2021 CEO

    The Rugby Football League has announced that Jon Dutton has been appointed as chief executive of the Rugby League World Cup 2021. Jon, 44, will commence his role on February 1st 2018 leaving his current post as RFL director of projects & people. Jon, who led the successful bid for the tournament including a £25m funding award from HM Government, is a sports management graduate with over twenty years’ experience in the sports industry. He has previously worked for organisations that includ...

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