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.
The Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has today announced its second major initiative from the tournament’s ‘Inspired by 2021’ legacy programme. £10 million will be invested in local clubs and community projects as part of the RLWC2021 Facilities Legacy programme. The government investment, delivered by Sport England, is part of RLWC2021’s ambitious plan to grow the sport and make it more visible, engaging and welcoming to current and potential participants.
Ireland and Scotland have named 19-man squads for their clash at the Morton Stadium, Santry on Saturday (kick off 2pm) in the European Championship, which doubles as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England.
Rugby League European Championship - France 54 Wales 18 - Report
France head for their World Cup qualifying showdown with Ireland next Saturday in confident form, after a comprehensive nine-try win over Wales at the Stade Albert Domec, Carcassone,
Russia, Serbia and Spain have named their initial, extended squads for October’s European Championship B, which doubles as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England. The top two nations will join Italy, the winners of Euro C and the bottom two nations from the European Championship in a final qualifying tournament in a year’s time.
• 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
Norway overturned their negative eight points difference with a stunning second half performance to outgun favourites Germany in Porsgrunn.
Two more nations start on the road to the 2021 Rugby League World Cup when the southern section of European Championship C kicks off tomorrow (Saturday) with Malta hosting Ukraine at the Marsa Sports Complex (kick off 5pm local time); Greece are the other nation in the group.
Cook Islands head coach Tony Iro was a relieved man after his side claimed the 16th and final qualifying berth for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, following a 38-16 win over the United States at the University of North Florida Ground in Jacksonville.