World Cup Organisers Set Out Plan For England 2021

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11 July 2017

The organisers of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England have pledged to make it the biggest and best yet, and will feature 16 teams for the first time.

With three months still to go ahead of the 2017 edition in Australia, New Zealand and PNG, the Rugby Football League has given itself the longest ever lead-in time to develop the World Cup tournament.

"We're getting in early, meeting the decision-makers of this region, the decision-makers of Leeds and Yorkshire and the decision-makers of London over the next three days," said Nigel Wood, chairman of RLWC2021 Ltd, at a launch event in Manchester this week.

"One of the things we made a point of saying after 2013 was that before a ball is kicked in the 2017 World Cup, we'd make known where the World Cup would be played in 2021 and indeed in 2025."

The World Cup in 2025 will be played in USA and Canada.

The number of venues for 2021 will be increased from the initial plan of 12 to 14, all with a minimum capacity of 12,000, and 80 per cent of matches will held in the game's traditional northern heartland.

England 2021 will also stage women's and wheelchair tournaments simultaneuously.

See also...

USA & Canada To Host RLWC 2025

England To Host RLWC 2021

US And England Face Play-Off To Host RLWC2021

US Bid For 2021 RLWC

RFL Launches 2021 RLWC Bid


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