Rugby League World Cup Qualifier - USA 10 Jamaica 16 - Report
Jamaica made history with their first-ever win over USA, 16-10, bringing them the 2018 Americas Championship and automatic qualification for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, the eleventh nation to book their place.
Respective head coaches John Kear and Stuart Littler have named their squads for the 2021 World Cup qualifying showdown between Wales and Ireland in Wrexham tomorrow, (Sunday, kick off 3pm); the final game of the 2018 European Championship.
A thorough process to assess and select the hosts for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup has been revealed by the Rugby League International Federation Board.
Starting later this month, the RLIF Board will meet to agree the competition format, structure and qualifying process, with expressions of interest sought by the first quarter of 2015.
Spain, Russia and Serbia have begun their preparations 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 Championships in a final qualifying tournament in a year’s time.
Scotland head coaches Chris Chester and John Duffy, and Wales supremo John Kear, have named their 19-man squads for the must-win European Championship clash at Gala tomorrow (Friday, kick off 7.30pm)
France head coach Aurélien Cologni has named his 19-man squad for the match with Scotland in Carcassonne tomorrow (Saturday, kick off 6pm CET) which, if his men remain unbeaten, will see them lift the European Championship for the first time in 13 years.
The Czech town of Vrchlabi has World Cup fever with the national side taking on Norway there on Saturday in the opening game in European Championship C - North, which also doubles as the first match in the 2021 RLWC qualifiers.