RLIF confirm Rugby League World Cup 2021 Qualification

Date: 2/4/17

In respect of the qualification process for the RLIF Rugby League World Cup 2021 it was agreed that this would be a 16 -team tournament. Seven teams will be qualified from Europe, 6 from Asia Pacific , 2 from the Americas and one from a play-off series hosted in Middle East/Africa . The Quarter-Finalists in the 2017 RLIF Rugby League World Cup will qualify as of right.

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The RFL is delighted to host Rugby League World Cup in 2021


Date: 17/10/16

• 31 match tournament due to be held at twelve stadiums across the country
• Women’s 2021 World Cup and Wheelchair 2021 World Cup also awarded to England
• England beat off competition from the USA/Canada, who have been awarded the 2025 World Cup

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England to host RLWC2021 - North America recommended for RLWC2025

Date: 27/10/16

The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) is delighted to announce that England has been awarded the rights to stage the 2021 Rugby League Men’s and Women’s World Cups.

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Serbia rugby league planning for 2021 World Cup

Date: 25/10/16

Defeat in Wales and at home to Italy spelled the end of Serbia’s hopes of qualifying for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and what would have been their first global finals.

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England to bid for 2021 Rugby League World Cup

Date: 1/6/16, Photo by SWPix

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Two 2021 RLWC Qualifiers should come from Americas

By Brian Lowe, Date: 10/2/2016

In the wake of the news from the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) that the number of teams competing at the 2021 World Cup will be increased by two, there has been a lot of discussion about where those extra teams should come from and the Americas are in that conversation.

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2021 Rugby League World Cup will have 16 teams in Four Pools

Date: 3/2/16

With expressions of interest to host the 2021 World Cup starting to come in, Rugby League International Federation CEO David Collier has confirmed that the number of nations participating in it will rise from 14 to 16.

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RLIF Board announces 30th Jun 2016 deadline for 2021 RLWC bids


Date: 18/1/16

The RLIF Board met on 12 January and finalised the documentation proposed by the RLIF Chief Executive, David Collier, for potential Hosts for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

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Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) 2021 bidding process revealed

Date: 10/10/14

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 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.

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🛡️ Bennett reins in McQueen and Heighington for @England_RL duty. 📝 READ https://t.co/obVlIo2qje #RLWC2017 https://t.co/iv7j68AOeo
Two very very average aussies in that squad though. Neither would get near a match day 17 for #RLWC2017 for me
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Who are the future stars of International Rugby League? We explore the current player stocks. 📝 READ… https://t.co/XZySeIs74h