Western Sydney set to welcome the World with Festival of World Cups 2017

Date: 3/7/17

Five venues across Western Sydney will take centre stage this month as the 2017 Festival of World Cups is contested over a ten-day period from this Friday 7 July 2017.

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Fixtures for 2017 Student Rugby League World Cup starting in Sydney on 7th July

 

Date: 28/6/17

Six nations will take part in the 2017 Student Rugby League World Cup which kicks off on Friday the 7th of July. The Student World Cup will be played throughout Western Sydney and will run over 9 days.

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Australia Well Placed To Win The 2017 Rugby World Cup

Source: Australian Kangaroos via Facebook.

The 2017 Rugby League World Cup gets underway in October when the best teams on the planet will head to Australia and New Zealand in a bid to lift the sport’s ultimate prize at international level. In 2013, Australia were a class above their rivals, eventually beating the Kiwis 34-2 in front of a packed-out Old Trafford crowd.

The Aussies conceded just 24 points in six matches throughout the entire tournament – an incredible achievement. England, well fancied to go one better this time around, pushed Australia to their limits but fell just short against New Zealand in the semi-finals. On paper, Wayne Bennett’s side could be Australia’s main competition later this year.

But even then, Australia are on another level. As of May 15th 2017, the Kangaroos are clear at the top of the world rankings and not even New Zealand can touch their dominance in the sport right now. Australia were simply sublime in May’s ANZAC Test, recording a 30-12 victory over their fierce rivals, a result that will ensure that the Aussies head into the World Cup as the number one ranked side on the planet.

One of the main reasons for Australia’s dominance on the international stage is down to their own domestic success. Whilst Super League continues to attract interest in England, the NRL remains the most lucrative division in the sport. 

And, with the vast majority of Australia’s squad playing for the likes of Sydney Roosters, Cronulla Sharks, and the current favourites for the NRL title, Melbourne Storm, a side that's listed at 8/1 to the Bronco's 12/1 on the Oddschecker website, Mal Meninga’s side will take some stopping, especially on home soil.

Just as they did in 2013, Australia will have to face England in the group stages and victory for the Kangaroos could signal whether Meninga’s men will cruise through the tournament or face stiff competition in their pursuit of glory. In terms of attacking talent, Australia won’t be stopped. In the last World Cup, the Aussies scored 272 points compared to New Zealand's tally of 208.

For Australia, the task ahead of the 2017 World Cup is simple: retain the trophy. Meninga’s side are by far and away the strongest international team in the world and they will head into the competition as red hot favourites to triumph. England and New Zealand will try to end Australia’s dominance but if the Kangaroos are on form, they are almost unbeatable – a repeat of the 34-2 demolition could be on the cards.

Tuivasa-Sheck returns to former school to support RLWC2017 student competition

Date: 20/6/17 (photo Credit William Booth / www.photosport.co.nz )

New Zealand representative Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is supporting Rugby League World Cup 2017’s call for teachers to put their students in the draw for a once in a lifetime opportunity by registering for the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) Education Resource.

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RLWC2017 announce Christchurch redevelopments as part of legacy program

 

Date: 7/6/17

Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017), with the Christchurch City Council (CCC), is delighted to announce the upgrades of two Rugby League grounds in Christchurch as part of the tournament’s legacy for the local community.

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Kidwell names Adam Blair as new Kiwis captain for RLWC2017

Date: 29/5/17

Kiwis Coach David Kidwell announced Adam Blair as the new captain to lead New Zealand at the Rugby League World Cup 2017.

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KFC announced as Official Partner of the RLWC2017

Date: 29/5/17

Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) is pleased to announce KFC as the Official Quick Service Restaurant of this year’s tournament.

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2017 Rugby League World Cup Final - RLWC

Teams: TBA v TBA

Venue: Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Australia

Date: 2nd December 2017

Kick-off time: 7pm (Local Time), Brisbane (Australia - Queensland)

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RLWC2017 Announce XXXX Gold As Official Beer Of The Tournament In Australia And New Zealand

Date: 24/5/17

Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) is pleased to announce Lion as the Official Beer Partner of the tournament in both Australia and New Zealand, with their flagship brand, XXXX GOLD, to be known as the Official Beer of the RLWC2017.

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Seven Network and Sky NZ Secure broadcast rights to Women's Rugby League World Cup 2017

 

Date: 18/5/17

SEVEN NETWORK SECURES BROADCAST RIGHTS TO THE WOMEN'S RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP 2017

The Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) Organising Committee is pleased to confirm that the Seven Network has secured the Australian broadcast rights to this year’s Women’s Rugby League World Cup.

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Harvey Norman teams up with Women's Rugby League World Cup 2017

Date: 11/5/17

The Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) Organising Committee is delighted to announce Harvey Norman as the Official Major Partner of this year’s Women’s Rugby League World Cup.

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