The US submit Rugby League World Cup bid

By iSportconnect | August 2, 2016

The US has officially submitted a bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup for the first time.

Moore Sports International, a leading sports marketing and event management company submitted the bid and is aiming to bring the 16th edition of the prestigious global Rugby League tournament to American shores, as the sport continues to expand and grow internationally.

“We are honored and excited at the opportunity to showcase this sport to this nation – and the nation to this sport,” said Jason Moore, CEO of Moore Sports International. “Rugby league already has a strong following in several major U.S. markets, and should the 2021 World Cup be staged in the United States, American sports fans new to Rugby League and who have a hunger for ‘Gladiatorial’ style sports are going to fall in love with this extraordinary game.”

“The RLIF is committed to growing the game and is working diligently to have Rugby League recognized as one of the world’s leading sports,” said David Collier, CEO of the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF), Rugby League’s world governing body. “This year’s bids, including a first-time bid from the United States via Moore Sports International, certainly affirm our belief in the greater opportunities ahead.”

The RLIF is expected to announce a host nation for the 2021 tournament in November.