Australia & New Zealand Announced as Hosts of 2017 Rugby League World Cup

By Community | February 19, 2014

Australia and New Zealand have been announced as the joint hosts of the Rugby League World Cup 2017, viagra buy the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) confirmed today.

The committee awarded the 15th competition to the two southern hemisphere teams ahead of South Africa who was the only other bidder.

Chairman of the bid committee and RLIF Vice-Chair, Nigel Wood said: “This was not a simple decision but with fans of international Rugby League buoyed by the recent success of RLWC2013, we were determined to get it right.”

“Both bids were thoroughly compelling but the joint Australia/New Zealand bid was selected as the one with the greatest chance of success in providing more compelling games in world class environments in front of big, passionate crowds.” 

“The bid from South Africa was very strong, prepared professionally and clearly demonstrated a passion for Rugby League that is growing by the day in that country.” 

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