League World Cup

Catalan Dragons head coach Laurent Frayssinous on March 28, 2013

ANALYSIS – It is official, the French Rugby League will host the 2025 Rugby League World Cup (including both men and women). They have hosted the Rugby League World Cup in 1954, 1972, 2000, and 2013. However, the last time France hosted a Rugby League World Cup as the lone host was in 1972. French […]

The Canada Ravens, the Canadian women’s national rugby league team will participate in their second Rugby League World Cup. They have been drawn in Group A. The men’s, women’s, and wheelchair World Cup’s were drawn by Prince Harry as the draw took place at Buckingham Palace in Windsor, England. The Canadians were drawn with Brazil, […]

2021 Rugby League World Cup - England to host pinnacle event
Sam Harris - Feb 13, 2019

Just over a week ago, the venues for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) were announced. The hosting nation will be England, with the 32 teams competing across the Northern Powerhouse counties, in October and November [approximately two years away]. Last Word On Rugby decided to run the rule over the host cities and […]

2017 Rugby League Women's World Cup Final - Australia v New Zealand

Both sides were successful, so it might be called ‘double delight’ for Australian league, after the 2017 Rugby League World Cup finals. The opening game, won by the women and the men followed up with victory for the Kangaroos–but it was a hard fought battle. England, the Lionhearted challengers pushed Australia to the brink last […]

Tonga Captain's Run

It’s okay. You can say it. You never presumed it would be Tonga facing up to England in the 2017 RLWC (Rugby League World Cup) semifinals. Many will have imagined another side, but the Tongan side have come a long, long way. ENGvTON is going to be one that fans now, will watch with much […]

Australia v France - 2017 Rugby League World Cup

Since this years Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) began, one team have been quietly achieving the steps needed. Not over doing it, but on an assured quest to reach their goals. So on Friday when the AUSvFIJ semifinal kicks off, the Australian home town favourites must fire. A steady build-up is good; three victories in […]

Jovilisi Waqa - Nov 16, 2017

After the round-robin matches, we have come to the business-end of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) and the intensity keeps getting higher. All sides ‘fight the odds’ in World Cup quarterfinals to show the world that they can compete on the biggest stage in the sport. The giants are all here; in Australia, […]

New Zealand v Scotland - 2017 Rugby League World Cup
Jovilisi Waqa - Nov 8, 2017

It is the penultimate round of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. The final round robin games will be interesting to watch, as final playoff spots are confirmed. RLWC Round 3 has some very exciting games scheduled, as Kiwis brace for Tongan challenge in a vital clash. This will be our ‘game of the week’. […]

Jovilisi Waqa - Nov 6, 2017

More stunning results took the spotlight in the Round Two RLWC results. Some big scores, and even bigger hits that sees several teams putting their hands up. Among those, Pacific sides book playoff spots with better than expected results early in this Rugby League World Cup (RLWC). With games from Friday to Sunday, played in […]

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NRL converts: Australia looking to boost chances of home RWC success
Edward Munro-Martin - Jan 14, 2022

Australia has been awarded the 2027 men’s Rugby World Cup and the women’s tournament two years later. This has kickstarted talk about whether Rugby Australia will look to a few NRL converts to boost their chances? In the past, NRL converts have had mixed success. For every Sonny Bill Williams, there is a Sam Burgess. […]

Edward Munro-Martin - Jan 14, 2022

Each new squad announced by a head coach brings joy to some corners of the country, and some misery for others. This squad is no different. The latest England men’s rugby squad is out, and supremo Eddie Jones has made some big decisions. There are recalls for discarded stars and first-time call-ups for young talent […]

South Africa's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus on November 5, 2021

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Leicster Tigers' Kini Murimurivalu runs with the ball on April 10, 2021
Elliott Butlin - Jan 14, 2022

Last week saw Leicester Tigers announce a host of new contracts for existing squad members, as well as new signings ahead of next season. What was striking was that on both sides of the coin it showed the Tigers’ squad building strategy continues to follow a theme and purpose that started three years ago. This […]

Maori All Blacks to meet Ireland in midweek fixtures this July

The Māori All Blacks have played Ireland on two previous occasions, the most famous being the New Zealand Natives’ 13-4 win at Landsdowne Road in Dublin in 1888. So the news that two additional Māori All Blacks Ireland fixtures give many traditional supporters a feel-good factor. After the disruption of the last 24 months, seeing […]

2031/33 Rugby World Cup hosts are the right choices: Opinion
Connor Dickins - Jan 14, 2022

World Rugby gets plenty of stick yet deserves praise for its decisions over the last 12 months with the freshly appointed Rugby World Cup hosts being one of them. Other policies and decisions include; the change in eligibility laws will that allow Pacific Island teams to compete and encourage their qualified national representatives to continue […]

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2019 Rugby World Cup: USA Rugby hooker Joe Taufete'e preparing for the game against England

USA Rugby got a huge boost today as they will host the 2031 Rugby World Cup (men’s) and the 2033 Women’s Rugby World Cup. They will be hoping to replicate the success Japan had in the 2019 Rugby World Cup (men’s). USA Rugby was given rights to host both Rugby World Cups Embed from Getty […]