The Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation is delighted to announce the return of the Oceania Cup (Previously known as the Pacific Cup) in 2020 after an outstanding inaugural edition last year provided so many historic moments.
The fixtures for the men’s 2020 Rugby League European Championships are now confirmed with, for the first time, the competition featuring 16 nations over four tiers, and involving promotion and relegation.
The NRL has cancelled the 2020 Cabramatta Nines due to the extreme weather conditions forecast across Sydney tomorrow.
International Rugby League Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Wood is looking forward to 2020 with anticipation and great confidence. In the annual message to the membership, he has highlighted the progress that has been made since the appointment of full-time staff by the organisation and also the clear plans for 2020.
By John Davidson
Australia and New Zealand made history taking out the two big trophies at the World Cup Nines today. Australia beat New Zealand in the men’s final, while it was the Silver Ferns who proved too strong in the women’s final. Mitchel Moses was named player of the tournament after finishing with a hat-trick in the decider. Samoa and England did well to reach the semi-final stage, while there was gutsy showings from both Lebanon and the Cook Islands. Just under 16,000 people flocked to Parramatta to watch the games unfold on the Saturday.
By John Davidson,
England’s men’s and women’s team dazzled, and the Cook Islands pulled off a great upset on day one of the 2019 World Cup Nines. England notched victories against Wales and Papua New Guinea, while the Kukis were too strong for Tonga. A crowd of nearly 13,000 watched Australia knock off New Zealand in both the men’s and women’s games, while Samoa smashed Fiji and Papua New Guniea put the United States to the sword at BankWest Stadium.