The Seven Network, Australia’s most-watched broadcast television platform, today confirmed an agreement for all-encompassing coverage of the Rugby League World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 27 October to 2 December 2017.
Nine domestic clubs are represented in the final 20-man squad named by USARL for their two Firehouse Subs World Cup Qualifiers – Americas, against Jamaica and Canada in Florida in early December.
In preparation for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup - Americas Qualifying Tournament, Canada RL has named a strong Wolverines train-on squad, with players drawn from Australia, the UK, British Columbia and Ontario.
They will face Jamaica on 8 December in Deland, Florida and the USA four days later in Jacksonville, Florida in the final game of the round robin tournament, hoping to qualify the Rugby League World Cup for the first time.
France coach Aurelien Cologni has announced his squad for the upcoming 2017 Rugby League World Cup campaign.
South Africa need to beat Lebanon by 29 points tomorrow (31st October) in the second leg of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Qualifier – MEA, in Brakpan, Pretoria, if they are to progress to the Antipodes.
The Cedars triumphed 40-12 in the first leg on the same ground and go into the game confident of making their first World Cup since 2000.
Hamilton is staging a weekend of Pasifika events to celebrate Pacific culture and the blockbuster Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2017) match between Samoa and Tonga on November 4 at Waikato Stadium.
As tickets go on sale in Florida this week for the Firehouse Subs Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers – Americas, the hosts have named their train-on squad for their matches against Jamaica and Canada at Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville.
The Women's Rugby League World Cup kicks off tomorrow (Thursday) in Sydney and the six nations - Australia, Canada, Cook Islands, England, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea - have named 19-player squads for their games.
By Brian Lowe, Date: 25/10/17
Venue: Barlow Park, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Kick-off time: 29th October 2017 2pm (Local Time)
The first round of the Rugby League World Cup is nearly upon us and all 14 nations involved have named their teams for their first up games.