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Super League Statement | RLWC2021 Postponement

06 Aug 21, 8:09AM 0 Comments

Written by Super League

Super League are understandably disappointed at the announcement that the Rugby League World Cup, originally scheduled for this Autumn, will now take place in 2022, a move forced on tournament organisers by the withdrawal of the Australian and New Zealand teams.

Super League interim chair, Ken Davy said: “I am sure all rugby league fans are as disappointed at today’s news as we are at Super League.

“Following Australia and New Zealand’s decision to withdraw from the tournament, it sadly felt inevitable that in order to host a world class, compelling and meaningful competition that tournament organisers would have little option but to postpone the event.”

“The World Cup offers a fantastic opportunity for Rugby League in the UK to showcase our great game and some of the world’s most amazing athletes. It is imperative the whole sport continues work collectively in order to ensure a fantastic event is delivered and a lasting legacy retained.”

“Knowing first-hand the hard work that has gone into the planning and delivery of what needed to be a viable and safe tournament for players, officials and spectators against a background of a global pandemic is testament to the strength of the tournament organisers, venues, local authorities and central government.”

“Super League and it’s clubs will, of course, continue to support Jon Dutton and the whole Rugby League World Cup team to ensure the 2022 staging delivers the biggest and best tournament to date.”

Super League Statement

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