Rugby World Cup 2021

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Rugby World Cup 2021

Post by heritage1926 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:59 am

https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/22/arl ... orkContent
The Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) and New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) today informed the International Rugby League (IRL) and Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) organisers that Australia and New Zealand will not compete in a 2021 World Cup because of player welfare and safety concerns.

The ARLC and NZRL has again requested the RLWC2021 be postponed until 2022 to minimise risk of players contracting COVID-19 and ensure the best outcome for player wellbeing.

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Post by Tamworth Tiger » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:11 am

What a shambles. This was always going to happen. It was stupid for the organisers to say everyone was signed up a couple of weeks ago when it simply wasn’t true. I don’t see how it can go ahead
Rugby League a laughing stock again!
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2021

Post by Tamworth Tiger » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:13 am

I wonder if the domestic season will be extended to enable fixtures to be completed and just fill the void.
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2021

Post by tigerfeat » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:07 am

It's more about the Australians not giving a flying you know what about the international game rarther than Covid
There teams at the Olympics there cricketers are about to play in Bangledesh I believe the New Zealand all blacks are coming over to play rugby union
The upshot is once again rugby league as been shown in a terrible light something of a tin pot sport I would imagine to others looking in at the game
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2021

Post by old cas lass » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:15 am

Tamworth Tiger wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:13 am I wonder if the domestic season will be extended to enable fixtures to be completed and just fill the void.
That would be the most logical ideal.
But do the RFL do logical ideas.

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Post by tigerfeat » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:54 am

USA offered to take the place of Australia help make sure the tournament goes ahead....
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Post by Leeds tiger » Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:41 am

It really is pathetic from the Australians once again. They could not care about the international game. The NRL are the ones to blame here. Players and coaches who have been asked said they were happy to go. Hardly down to player welfare then? Pretty soon they will put pressure on the likes of Tonga and Samoa and that will be the end of that.

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Post by FIat Capper » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:22 pm

Call it off and sue both Aussie and NZ RL organisations.

If ever we need proof they care not one jot about the Northern hemisphere teams or indeed, the game at all, here it is.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2021

Post by Nobody » Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:23 pm

Why not field teams from players based over here?
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Post by Tamworth Tiger » Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:31 pm

It would just make the whole thing meaningless
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Post by tigerfeat » Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:16 pm

The rugby league world cup is the most inclusive of any sport for instance there are the wheel chair players who have been preparing for two years Its sad to me that everything as to be lost
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2021

Post by Piquad1 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:00 pm

Is anyone really surprised we're in a Pandemic. People are dying people are I'll. Sod the world cup. Christ get a grip all lives matter.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2021

Post by orrsome » Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:33 pm

Seems the Aussies can send athletes to the Olympics though!

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2021

Post by 68tiger » Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:32 pm

Gutless and spineless while we've had euros, olympics, and in october ru sides touring rl sides bottle it. Two facts the number of people under 40 with no underlying illness who have died from covid is less than 0.005% ons official figures. Fact 2 was at wembley and saw people at the match in there 70's and 80's with more guts and backbone than these people , the only figure should be looking at his average age of death is 80+ toughest game in world LOL

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2021

Post by mart0042 » Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:53 am

The NRL runs the game. They don't see international rugby League as profitable and worth it.

The super League is always talking of expansion and the future but the NRL is quite happy for the game to just exist in Australia. As it's their main sport, they have no thoughts for elsewhere.

It shows the strength of the club teams that can allow them to cancel even though Australia and New Zealand are sending sportsmen and women around the globe to play other sports.

The problem is the sport at international level is toothless and they know it. Any penalty ultimately hurts our sport over here

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