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No word on participation agreements yet but the Kiwis have stated they will announce their wider squad for the 2022 RLWC on wednesday. 

Obviously nothing concrete but I think it's a positive they're bringing the WC back into focus while the RL media cycle is still in full swing down here. 

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And so it begins:

The delay of the Rugby League World Cup to 2022 looms as a major hurdle for the NRL’s second Brisbane team, with the competition newcomers to have less than six weeks for their players to train together before their first season.

With the Redcliffe Dolphins favourites to be selected as the 17th team this week ahead of the Firehawks and Jets, officials involved with the three bids are aware the bulk of their recruits will not be available to train until the start of 2023 if involved in the World Cup.

Under the collective bargaining agreement, players are entitled to six-to-eight weeks annual leave. This year players with more than five years experience were entitled to 10 weeks because of COVID-19 and the restrictions that have been placed on them for the past two years.

Should players feature in the World Cup final on November 19 next year, some of them will not be required to start training until the middle of January.

NRL 2021: Rugby League World Cup could hurt league’s expansion franchise (smh.com.au)

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12 minutes ago, Damien said:

And so it begins:

The delay of the Rugby League World Cup to 2022 looms as a major hurdle for the NRL’s second Brisbane team, with the competition newcomers to have less than six weeks for their players to train together before their first season.

With the Redcliffe Dolphins favourites to be selected as the 17th team this week ahead of the Firehawks and Jets, officials involved with the three bids are aware the bulk of their recruits will not be available to train until the start of 2023 if involved in the World Cup.

Under the collective bargaining agreement, players are entitled to six-to-eight weeks annual leave. This year players with more than five years experience were entitled to 10 weeks because of COVID-19 and the restrictions that have been placed on them for the past two years.

Should players feature in the World Cup final on November 19 next year, some of them will not be required to start training until the middle of January.

NRL 2021: Rugby League World Cup could hurt league’s expansion franchise (smh.com.au)

please, next they'll be saying how global warming is effecting clubs pre-season training and how the U.N.  needs to reduce carbon emotions before the 2023 NRL season starts.

 

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19 minutes ago, Damien said:

And so it begins:

The delay of the Rugby League World Cup to 2022 looms as a major hurdle for the NRL’s second Brisbane team, with the competition newcomers to have less than six weeks for their players to train together before their first season.

With the Redcliffe Dolphins favourites to be selected as the 17th team this week ahead of the Firehawks and Jets, officials involved with the three bids are aware the bulk of their recruits will not be available to train until the start of 2023 if involved in the World Cup.

Under the collective bargaining agreement, players are entitled to six-to-eight weeks annual leave. This year players with more than five years experience were entitled to 10 weeks because of COVID-19 and the restrictions that have been placed on them for the past two years.

Should players feature in the World Cup final on November 19 next year, some of them will not be required to start training until the middle of January.

NRL 2021: Rugby League World Cup could hurt league’s expansion franchise (smh.com.au)

I knew there was a reason they were finally admitting a 17th franchise. 

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1 hour ago, Damien said:

And so it begins:

The delay of the Rugby League World Cup to 2022 looms as a major hurdle for the NRL’s second Brisbane team, with the competition newcomers to have less than six weeks for their players to train together before their first season.

With the Redcliffe Dolphins favourites to be selected as the 17th team this week ahead of the Firehawks and Jets, officials involved with the three bids are aware the bulk of their recruits will not be available to train until the start of 2023 if involved in the World Cup.

Under the collective bargaining agreement, players are entitled to six-to-eight weeks annual leave. This year players with more than five years experience were entitled to 10 weeks because of COVID-19 and the restrictions that have been placed on them for the past two years.

Should players feature in the World Cup final on November 19 next year, some of them will not be required to start training until the middle of January.

NRL 2021: Rugby League World Cup could hurt league’s expansion franchise (smh.com.au)

The NRL spin machine is both slick and shameless but I don't see it convincing NZ, Tonga and Samoa; the players of the 16 other franchises and the general public that a world cup shouldn't happen so that 1 side can have a longer pre-season.

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48 minutes ago, Ray Cashmere said:

The NRL spin machine is both slick and shameless but I don't see it convincing NZ, Tonga and Samoa; the players of the 16 other franchises and the general public that a world cup shouldn't happen so that 1 side can have a longer pre-season.

The 17th club are named but the (mad) logic of the RLWC causing disruption applies equally to all the other clubs as well. This article just highlights the Dolphins as they are a new team so in the Australian public eye. Individual negative stories like this will likely be drip fed to build and sustain pressure on the rebellious International Rugby League until they come to heel and do exactly as the NRL instruct in future.

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And presuming the 2022 event ever actually goes ahead (a big presumption, I know), and that the IRL is not killed off by the likes of the NRL, the 2025 RLWC – if awarded to France – may stage the final in Paris and hold matches all over the country according to this article:

https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/10/12/robinson-bennett-backing-french-revival-and-2025-world-cup-bid/?utm_source=NRLEmail_Top5&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021Offseason&utm_content=Article_1277598

 

Lacoste believes that hosting the 2025 World Cup will accelerate the growth of the game in France and he is aiming to increase the number of teams that would contest the men's, women's, wheelchair and youth tournaments.

The final would be staged in Paris, but World Cup matches would be spread around France to enable visiting fans to enjoy a taste of other regions.  

"We want a World Cup for everybody," Lacoste said. "We will be very proud to welcome people from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific nations, and we know that our country is able to receive these tourists because France is the most touristed country in the world.

 

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11 hours ago, Damien said:

And so it begins:

The delay of the Rugby League World Cup to 2022 looms as a major hurdle for the NRL’s second Brisbane team, with the competition newcomers to have less than six weeks for their players to train together before their first season.

With the Redcliffe Dolphins favourites to be selected as the 17th team this week ahead of the Firehawks and Jets, officials involved with the three bids are aware the bulk of their recruits will not be available to train until the start of 2023 if involved in the World Cup.

Under the collective bargaining agreement, players are entitled to six-to-eight weeks annual leave. This year players with more than five years experience were entitled to 10 weeks because of COVID-19 and the restrictions that have been placed on them for the past two years.

Should players feature in the World Cup final on November 19 next year, some of them will not be required to start training until the middle of January.

NRL 2021: Rugby League World Cup could hurt league’s expansion franchise (smh.com.au)

You’d think any player signing on for the Dolphins inaugural season would be itching to get into preseason at the expense of an extra 2 weeks lying on the beach,

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Australia and New Zealand will play in the re-scheduled 2021 Rugby League World Cup, organisers have confirmed.

The tournament in England, due to start last month, was postponed for a year after both teams withdrew because of "safety concerns" related to Covid-19.

The five-week tournament will now take place between 15 October and 19 November next year.

"Today is a very important and exciting milestone on our journey to 2022," RLWC chief executive Jon Dutton said.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/59261612

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11 minutes ago, Damien said:

At last:

Australia and New Zealand will play in the re-scheduled 2021 Rugby League World Cup, organisers have confirmed.

The tournament in England, due to start last month, was postponed for a year after both teams withdrew because of "safety concerns" related to Covid-19.

The five-week tournament will now take place between 15 October and 19 November next year.

"Today is a very important and exciting milestone on our journey to 2022," RLWC chief executive Jon Dutton said.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/59261612

Until they are in the UK I don´t believe it, because there is no finacial punishment if they turn around and say no. 

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11 minutes ago, Damien said:

At last:

Australia and New Zealand will play in the re-scheduled 2021 Rugby League World Cup, organisers have confirmed.

The tournament in England, due to start last month, was postponed for a year after both teams withdrew because of "safety concerns" related to Covid-19.

The five-week tournament will now take place between 15 October and 19 November next year.

"Today is a very important and exciting milestone on our journey to 2022," RLWC chief executive Jon Dutton said.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/59261612

I can't believe this was even still a story.

Nice to see plenty of people on social media calling them out due to the amount of international RU games played over the weekend with their Union counterparts. 

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2 minutes ago, Dave T said:

I can't believe this was even still a story.

Nice to see plenty of people on social media calling them out due to the amount of international RU games played over the weekend with their Union counterparts. 

Yes that was nice to see and quite right too.

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If covid is still around when the WC looms large next year, why would they turn up when that was a dealbreaker this year? Unless they realise it would simply be too embarrassing not to attend, I think it would still be conditional.
 

Jon Dutton comes across as naively optimistic at times. His lack of knowledge of the inward looking mentality of Aussie RL administrators could be at the root of that. I hope his optimism is well founded this time around.

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1 hour ago, RayCee said:

If covid is still around when the WC looms large next year, why would they turn up when that was a dealbreaker this year? Unless they realise it would simply be too embarrassing not to attend, I think it would still be conditional.
 

Jon Dutton comes across as naively optimistic at times. His lack of knowledge of the inward looking mentality of Aussie RL administrators could be at the root of that. I hope his optimism is well founded this time around.

I doubt he is naïve or lacks knowledge about the inward looking mentality of Australian RL administrators, especially after his dealings with them over the last several months. His optimism probably goes with the job, at least outwardly he has to show optimism - I mean what would it look like if he was constantly moaning about how nothing was going right - it would be very Rugby League but a pretty bad showing for the tournament 

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