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.
The Southern half of European Championship C, which also doubles as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, kicks off at the end of the month in Marsa, Malta.
Germany put themselves in pole position for the next phase of 2021 World Cup qualification, with a stunning win over the Czech Republic in Osnabruck, to head the European Championship C – North table.
France became the ninth nation to qualify for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, and need a point at home to Scotland next week to claim their first European Championship title since 2011, after overcoming resistant Ireland 24-10 at the Morton Stadium.
Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has today revealed the confirmed nations who will participate in the wheelchair tournament in 2021.
Ireland and France have named their 19-man squads for the European Championship clash at the Morton Stadium, Santry tomorrow (Saturday, kick off 2pm)
Hosts USA and Chile, the first South American nation to take part in the Americas Championship, have named 19-man squads for their clash at the University of North Florida Stadium, Jacksonville tomorrow (Tuesday, kick off 7pm).
2021 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP OVERVIEW
Host Nation - England
Number of Teams - 16 (Australia, England, New Zealand, France, Wales, Jamaica, Fiji, Lebanon, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, Greece, Cook Islands)
Dates: Between 23rd of October and 27th of November 2021
2021 World Cup Snapshot - The 2021 Rugby League World Cup will be the 16th instalment of the oldest Rugby World Cup tournament on the planet.
- Communities and clubs can now apply for funding of small and large projects as the three-year countdown to the Rugby League World Cup 2021 tournament begins today.