With October fast approaching New Zealand will get many benefits with being co-hosts of the Rugby League World Cup.
The exposure couldn’t come at a better time for New Zealand Rugby League with their local NRL side the Warriors having an average season. The Warriors currently sit in eleventh place on the NRL ladder.
If you were a betting man you wouldn’t back the Warriors to make the top eight this year. You would have more luck with a NZ online casino list. That being said stranger things have happened when it comes to the Warriors. The Warriors have always struggled with consistency and that doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon.
New Zealand will be hosting seven World Cup games during the Tournament. Games will be taking place at Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton and Wellington. The focus in New Zealand from the 27th of October to the 2nd of December will be on rugby league. If New Zealand happen to win the World Cup then the Kiwis will do something the Rugby League World knows they are capable of doing.
The Kiwis will need to find some consistency and are known to start slowly and build up throughout tournaments. A win will have a flow on effect to grass roots as it always does with kids looking at an alternative to rugby union.
Below are the list of World Cup games New Zealand are hosting in 2017:
Oct 28th New Zealand vs Samoa Mt Smart, Auckland (RLWC R1)
Nov 4th New Zealand vs Scotland Christchurch Stadium (RLWC R2)
Nov 4th Samoa vs Tonga Waikato Stadium, Hamilton (RLWC R2)
Nov 11th New Zealand vs Tonga Waikato Stadium, Hamilton (RLWC R3)
Nov 18th Quarter Final Christchurch Stadium (Quarter Final)
Nov 18th Quarter Final Wellington Regional Stadium (Quarter Final)
Nov 25th Semi Final Mt Smart, Auckland (Semi Final)