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2021 RLWC Qualifying Results

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With the first game being completed today I figured it would be great to have a thread where we can see all the results.

Teams already qualified are: England, Australia, Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Lebanon, New Zealand.  

European Qualifiers

Stage One

European Championship C North

  1. Czech Republic 20 (Tries: Chrbolka, Heninberg, Kittl, Goals: Koliska 4) Norway 12 (Tries: Cummins, McIntyre: Goals: Cummins 2) attendance: 1,000
  2. Germany 24:4 Czech Republic 
  3. Norway 40:20 Germany

Group Winner plays Winner of Championship C South to determine who advances to European Playoffs

European Championship C South

  1. Malta (Falzon (2), J. Attard, Pio Mizzi) 22:34 Ukraine (Semerenko (2), Skorbach, Sviatoslav, Scherbina, Troyan) Attendance 500
  2. Ukraine 26:28 Greece Attendance approx. 500
  3. Greece 60:4 Malta

Group winner plays Winner of Championship C North to determine who advances to European Playoffs

European Championship B

  1. Spain 32:24 Russia in Valencia
  2. Russia 36:18 Serbia in Moscow
  3. Serbia 24:20 Spain in Belgrade

Spain and Russia Advance to European Playoffs

2018 Euros

  1. France
  2. Ireland
  3. Scotland
  4. Wales

Matches:

Top 2 Teams Qualify for RLWC 2021

Bottom 2 Teams advance to European Playoffs

Stage 2

 European Playoffs

  1. Italy
  2. Bottom 2 from 2018 Euros
  3. Spain
  4. Russia
  5. Winner of Euro Champ. C Norway vs. Greece

Two groups of 3 teams with the top 2 teams from each group earning qualification to RLWC 2021

Rest of World

Stage One

2018 Americas Qualification

  1. Canada
  2. United States
  3. Jamaica
  4. Chile

Game 1: United States vs. Chile

Game 2: Canada vs. Jamaica

Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2

Top Team advances to RLWC 2021 with 2nd place team hosting a world playoff

2019 World Playoff

  1. America's 2nd Place
  2. Asia Pacific Highest Ranked
  3. Middle East/Africa Highest Ranked

 Winner advances to RLWC 2021

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A bit surprised by that result, I fancied Norway to win that. Good result for the Czechs who are clearly making progress and a good crowd if true!

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34 minutes ago, DoubleD said:

A bit surprised by that result, I fancied Norway to win that. Good result for the Czechs who are clearly making progress and a good crowd if true!

Excellent crowd if true.

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Had some pictures on the RLEF twitter and a statement that the crowd was over 500.  By the looks of it I would say that's right but 1000 might be pushing it.   Over 500 would be excellent anyway and a great day for Czech RL

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1000 is definitely pushing it, around 600 there for me. That being said the Union side only averages 1000 despite having 3 regular games in a row each easter. Not that far behind at all.

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5 hours ago, NickWeaver said:

Has anyone heard anything about the structure/fixture list for the Americas qualification?

I don’t think it’s been arranged yet  Nick.

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5 hours ago, Carlisle1921 said:

Did any of the 8 Ukranians from Milford Marlins play in the game?

 

I believe these are the players form Milford who played in the game against Malta

Serhii Kravchenko, Oleksandr Shcherbyna, Oleksandr Skorbach, Oleksandr Syvokoz, Mykhailo Troian, Yevhenii Trusov, Bogdan Veprik

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Great result for Germany winning 24:4 in Osnabruk Opening up the chance for them to go through to the Group C Final

And the Stream replay with Czech in Red, White and Blue and Germany in Black, Yellow, and Red

 

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1 hour ago, rzesiej13 said:

So Czech Republic is out now, right? -12 point difference.

I think they are but Norway can still win if they can beat Germany by a big score.

The current Diffs. are:

  • Czech Republic -12
  • Germany +20
  • Norway -8

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5 hours ago, NickWeaver said:

I think they are but Norway can still win if they can beat Germany by a big score.

The current Diffs. are:

  • Czech Republic -12
  • Germany +20
  • Norway -8

Wouldn’t a win by fifteen points or more be enough?

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Can watch the full game on YouTube 

 A physical game well Reffed by Andrew Pilkinson from Spain. Czechs the bigger more physical side, but Germany the better organized side. Germany should have scored atleast 2 more tries but poor passing let them down. The Czechs battled hard but struggled to create much. The scoreline is a good reflection of the game. Germany's Nr 13 Phil Hunz from the Westfalen Warriors voted Man of the Match. 

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I enjoyed the game and some of the lads did an impressive performance, e.g. Germany's 13, 1, 6, and 10.

It was a feel-good-atmosphere with beer and food tents. I was surrounded by neutrals that never heard of RL so far. They seemed to like what they saw. I was told that there were some advertisement in Osnabrück (flyers, posters) given that I wonder about the crowd. I'd say there were 250ish people at the game which is a bit disappointing given the importance of the game. The test match against Wales 2years ago drew a lot more.

Anyhow, does anyone know when the winner of that group plays the winner of group C south? Is that in 2018 or 2019?

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Norway has to win by 15 or more points to overturn the Points difference.

If they win by 13 Germany goes through and if they win by 14 it's tied. Does anyone know what the group tiebreakers even are? Maybe something comes before Difference.

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Germany vs. Czech Republic Match Report

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.

If they take a point from Norway in Porsgrunn next month, they will face the winners of the Southern section in the next round of WC games.

Bob Doughton, president of German rugby league and co-coach of the national side commented: “It was a very tough, we had to work really hard to break down the Czech’s.”

“There was some impatience in our build up, but we now move on to Norway and it come could down to point’s difference.”

Skipper Brad Billsborough was the star, scoring one try, setting up two others and landing four goals for half his side’s points.

It took 32 minutes for the deadlock to be broken but not before each side had made clear cut chances, Germany spurning three opportunities with the last pass going begging and the visitors twice denied.

On two occasions early on the hosts created an overlap, but right winger Jannek Hagenah couldn’t reel in the scoring ball and, in the 25th minute, he was again given space out wide again but this time the Czech cover came across to bundle him in to touch.

The bigger visiting forwards looked to plough a furrow up the middle but brave German defence held them up.

Just after the half hour, Billsborough’s guile sent full back Ben Dent over for the opening try, Billsborugh goaling and missing with a drop goal attempt in the 37th minute trying to establish a two-score lead.

Billsborough took matters into his own hands five minutes after the break with a delightful try, eluding the first line of Czech defence and showing an outrageous dummy to go over, and landing the extras.

A ball steal in front of their own posts on the hour saw the Czech’s penalised and Billsborough slotted over the goal to make it 14-0 as torrential rain began to fall.

In the greasy conditions, twice the Czech’s spilt the ball coming out of their own 20, prop Connor Hampson plunging over out wide for the Germans as they capitalised.

With ten minutes to go, Oldřich Chrbolka scrambled over in the corner for the visitors to give them hope, Tomáš Řičica wide with the conversion attempt, but Germany sealed a fantastic win when Billsborough’s brilliant cut out pass sent Westfalen Warriors’ George Wood over, Billsborough goaling.

Doughton added: “Brad is 20 and we made him captain because he is a leader and has a mature head to guide the team around the field, but I was also so impressed with Phil Hunz who is only in his second season and filled in for us at loose forward where he has never played before, he was tremendous.”

Czech head coach Ladislav Cintler noted: “The game was very even but Germany made less mistakes than us,” he said. “We are getting better every year but we can improve and play smarter.”

GERMANY 24

Ben Dent, Jannek Hagenah, George Wood, Sebastian Peter, David Ziekursch, Brad Billsborough, Marc Zupan, Connor Hampson, Liam Doughton, Sebastian Roczyn, Martin Apostel, , Josh Leutenecker, Phil Hunz

Substitutes: Karsten Brüning, Renko Fleming, Phil Wadewitz, Vivi Seelweger

Tries: Dent (32), Billsborough (60), Hampson (65), Wood (79)

Goals: Billsborough 4/5

CZECH REPUBLIC 4

Jan Mudroch, Oldřich Chrbolka, Antonín Berk, Filip-Daniel Kittl, Filip Špaček, Tomáš Řičica, Jakub Hudrlík, Bruno Jasiczek, Petr Šedina, Ondřej Maňák, Ondřej Preininger, Jan Heininger, Josef Maňák

Substitutes: Tomáš Adamec, Richard Gach, Lukáš Krištof, Aleš Pour

Try: Chrbolka (70)

Goal: Řičica (0/1)

 

Referee: Andrew Pilkington (Spain)

Half time: 6-0

Man of the match: Brad Billsborough

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6 hours ago, NickWeaver said:

Norway has to win by 15 or more points to overturn the Points difference.

If they win by 13 Germany goes through and if they win by 14 it's tied. Does anyone know what the group tiebreakers even are? Maybe something comes before Difference.

You’d think if the PD is tied then the team scoring the most points would go through. If that’s tied then it would be the head to head result that was the decider.

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Looks like the German's heritage contingent in the UK swung it for them, with Billsborough and Dent prominent. I thought Jimmy Keinhorst was going to play in this...............did Leeds not release him or is he injured?

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On 8/27/2018 at 1:08 PM, DoubleD said:

Looks like the German's heritage contingent in the UK swung it for them, with Billsborough and Dent prominent. I thought Jimmy Keinhorst was going to play in this...............did Leeds not release him or is he injured?

Leeds didnt want him getting injured and had asked Germany not to play him. The likes of Brad Billsborough and Ben Dent are fantastic for the German players, especially at Training. And Germany has never ever paid or covered the Costs of any heritage player. Each pays his own way. This is often the case with many Nations. 14 of the German 17 on Saturday played in the German BundesLeague this year. The Czechs are very physical and a great bunch, but sadly miss an organizer and that was a big difference on Saturday.

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