Rugby League World Cup 2021

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • US Bid For 2021 RLWC

    Sydney-based sports marketing and event management company Moore Sports International  has submitted an official bid to take the Rugby League World Cup 2021 to the United States. "We are honoured and excited at the opportunity to showcase this sport to this nation - and the nation to this sport," said Jason Moore, the Australian chief executive of Moore Sports. "Rugby League already has a strong following in several major US markets and, should the 2021 World Cup be staged in the United States,...

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  • RLWC To Expand To 16 Teams In 2021

    The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) has revealed that the 2021 World Cup will go back to featuring 16 teams rather than the existing 14-team format. The last time that the Rugby League World Cup featured 20 teams it was generally considered a failure as a host of pool matches were one-sided affairs and the number of participants was cut to just 10 for the tournament in 2008. The number of countries competing was bumped up to 14 last time around in 2013 and, after the tournament was...

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  • Eversheds Sutherland Become First RLWC 2021 Partner

    Rugby League World Cup 2021 have announced their first official partner: the global law firm Eversheds Sutherland. The company will provide all aspects of legal advice for the competition. Jon Dutton, chief executive of RLWC 2021, said: “To secure the first official partner more than four years out from the tournament is great news, particularly given that Eversheds Sutherland are a global brand with 66 offices across 32 countries. “Eversheds Sutherland will bring strong legal acumen to help...

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  • Osborne Backs 2021 RLWC

    The RFL have been quick to announce that they welcome the announcement today by Chancellor George Osborne that the government will support a bid by the UK for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. Speaking following the announcement, RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood, said: "We are delighted that the RFL’s interest in bidding for the Rugby League World Cup has government support. “The UK has a deserved reputation for staging World class events and the RFL has demonstrated its own ability to deliver...

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  • RFL Launches 2021 RLWC Bid

    ... 2013. The successful bidder for the 2021 tournament, which will grow in size to 16 teams and 31 games, will be announced by the Rugby League International Federation in the Autumn and RFL chairman Brian Barwick is confident in England’s chances. “The Rugby League World Cup 2021 provides an ideal opportunity for the nation to demonstrate again to a global audience its ability to stage a World class sporting event we all can be proud of. It will top off a superb decade of incredible sporting...

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  • England To Host RLWC 2021

    England’s bid to host the Rugby League World Cup 2021 has been successful. The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) have announced that England had beaten off competition from the USA/Canada to host the 31 game men’s tournament alongside the women’s and wheelchair tournament in five years’ time. Speaking following the announcement, chairman of the RFL, Brian Barwick, said: “The news today that England has won the right to host the Rugby League World Cup in 2021 is transformativ...

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  • RLIF Reveals 2021 World Cup Bidding Process

    A thorough process to assess and select the hosts for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup has been revealed by the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) board. Starting later this month, the RLIF board will meet to agree the competition format, structure and qualifying process, with expressions of interest sought by the first quarter of 2015. Invitations to tender will then be sent out and an evaluation committee appointed, with bids submitted during the first quarter of 2016. Assessments by...

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