The town of Vrchlabi will host the preliminary stage of the European qualifying route to the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, when the Czech Republic host Norway on 30th June.
By Brian Lowe, Date: 26/2/18 (Photo Credit: Colin Watson)
It’s not quite three months since we put the successful 2017 Rugby League World Cup to bed and already everyone is starting to think about qualifying series for the next RLWC in 2021.
Rugby League World Cup 2021 is delighted to announce that it has agreed a deal that will see Eversheds Sutherland become the first official partner of the tournament.
The Board of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 met for the first time last week in MediaCityUK, Salford, discussing a number of important topics including the ongoing process for selection of the venues for the Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair World Cup.
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.
• 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
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.