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2021 World Cup Draw - 16/01/2020

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Edit: Saw it posted elsewhere the pool draw was out but info was incorrect. Mods feel free to merge if necessary. Anyway...

Draw will take place on the 16th January 2020 for Men's, Women and wheelchair.

https://www.rlwc2021.com/article/197/tournament-draw-details-revealed-

What are you hoping to see?

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5 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

Great video to accompany it explaining. Jan 16th.

? Saw someone else post it as the real thing on another forum and got a bit excited. Oops.

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The men’s draw will split the teams into three pots. One team from each pot will make up four respective groups.   
 
 Pot 1 - All quarter-finalists from 2017 qualified automatically for 2021 - Fiji, Lebanon, Papua New Guinea and Samoa 
 Pot 2 – France, Jamaica, Scotland and Wales  
 Pot 3 – Cook Islands, Greece, Ireland and Italy  
 
England shall be pre allocated into Group A as hosts, world champions Australia into Group B, New Zealand into Group C and Tonga into Group D. 

RLWC2021 and International Rugby League (IRL) have agreed that each group should represent the rugby league playing world and, as such, will contain at least one nation from the Pacific region and at least one nation under the jurisdiction of the Rugby League European Federation. Therefore, Lebanon will not be included in the draw for Group A (England’s group) and will be reintroduced after either Fiji, Papua New Guinea or Samoa is selected. The rest of the draw will then be conducted without any other changes.  

 

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3 minutes ago, jim_57 said:

The men’s draw will split the teams into three pots. One team from each pot will make up four respective groups.   
 
 Pot 1 - All quarter-finalists from 2017 qualified automatically for 2021 - Fiji, Lebanon, Papua New Guinea and Samoa 
 Pot 2 – France, Jamaica, Scotland and Wales  
 Pot 3 – Cook Islands, Greece, Ireland and Italy  
 
England shall be pre allocated into Group A as hosts, world champions Australia into Group B, New Zealand into Group C and Tonga into Group D. 

RLWC2021 and International Rugby League (IRL) have agreed that each group should represent the rugby league playing world and, as such, will contain at least one nation from the Pacific region and at least one nation under the jurisdiction of the Rugby League European Federation. Therefore, Lebanon will not be included in the draw for Group A (England’s group) and will be reintroduced after either Fiji, Papua New Guinea or Samoa is selected. The rest of the draw will then be conducted without any other changes.  

 

One major downside of this is that IF and that is a big IF, England somehow don't finish top of group A, then we'll play Australia in the quarters and likely get knocked out... and with PNG, Samoa and Fiji as potential challengers for that top spot... all I can say is Bennett out!

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I'm hoping for

A - England, Fiji, France, Italy

B - Australia, Lebanon, Scotland, Ireland

C - NZ, PNG, Jamaica, Greece

D - Tonga, Samoa, Wales, Cook Islands

 

England hosting Fiji or Samoa to open would be good. Having Tonga V Samoa guaranteed would be huge too.

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21 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

One thing we know for sure is that England now cannot draw Lebanon in the group stages

That’s a shame, we’d have a chance against them. 

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So many great potential groups there. I think England v Fiji would be a fantastic opener. I'd quite like England v PNG as well though with how well they played against GB, they could give England a good game. At the same time England v Scotland or Wales might be a good shout with it being two home nations, might get hyped up a bit more but wouldn't be very competitive I don't think. Whatever the draw is its gonna be the greatest world Cup in the history of sport! ?

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Random thought - could Boris be getting involved with the draw after Workington Man Wot Won It? 

Could be some great publicity for the game if the Tories use the 2021 WC to show how they are in touch with the North etc.

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4 minutes ago, Man of Kent said:

Random thought - could Boris be getting involved with the draw after Workington Man Wot Won It? 

Could be some great publicity for the game if the Tories use the 2021 WC to show how they are in touch with the North etc.

No fan of Boris but that's actually a good shout. The Rlwc will be the biggest international sporting event in the UK in the next parliamentary term, and given the new electoral geography, we should make the most of it. 

Shame they had to drop the actual games in Workington, though. Maybe Boris can order the chancellor to build the new stadium in time? 

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11 minutes ago, Man of Kent said:

Random thought - could Boris be getting involved with the draw after Workington Man Wot Won It? 

Could be some great publicity for the game if the Tories use the 2021 WC to show how they are in touch with the North etc.

Or a Torries V Under 8's game in a charity match fundraiser for The Labour Party

 

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57 minutes ago, Henson Park Old Firm said:

Or a Torries V Under 8's game in a charity match fundraiser for The Labour Party

 

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That photo could be Sam Burgess steamrolling over SBW in that NRL game about 5 years ago.

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On 27/11/2019 at 12:26, jim_57 said:

The men’s draw will split the teams into three pots. One team from each pot will make up four respective groups.   
 
 Pot 1 - All quarter-finalists from 2017 qualified automatically for 2021 - Fiji, Lebanon, Papua New Guinea and Samoa 
 Pot 2 – France, Jamaica, Scotland and Wales  
 Pot 3 – Cook Islands, Greece, Ireland and Italy  
 
England shall be pre allocated into Group A as hosts, world champions Australia into Group B, New Zealand into Group C and Tonga into Group D. 

 

If England, Australia, New Zealand and Tonga all top their group and win their quarter finals, who will play who in the semi finals? 

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