RLIF Congress Supports Conditional Hosting of RLWC2025 to USA & Canada

Following a recommendation from the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) Board to conditionally award the 2025 Rugby League World Cup to North America, the RLIF Congress endorsed the recommendation at its annual general meeting, held in Liverpool on Friday. RLIF Chairman, Nigel Wood commented: “The award of the 2025 World Cup to North America is an historic moment in the…

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Italy confident of securing final World Cup place

Favourites Italy make two changes for the match that will determine the 14th and final qualifier for the 2017 World Cup, against Russia at the Leigh Sports Village tomorrow night (Friday – kick off 8pm) The Azzurri have already arrived in preparation for the game and bring in Ryan Tramonte, who was part of their 2013 World Cup squad, and…

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Spain relish positive World Cup experience

Spain‘s international Rugby League coach Darren Fisher claims to have had positive feedback after the nation’s debut in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers. Three years in to their development, his side performed highly creditably in Russia and at home to Ireland in Valencia, earning plaudits for their spirit and desire against much more experienced opponents. Fisher acknowledged that the Spaniards…

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Wales overcome Serbia in World Cup Qualifier

Wales blitzed Serbia with nine tries this afternoon at Stebonheath Park in Llanelli, defeating their East European opponents 50-0 in a result that means that their clash with Italy in Monza in two weeks’ time will probably decide which country progresses to the final stages of the 2017 World Cup. Welsh wingers Rhys Williams and Regan Grace scored two tries…

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