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Will The Rugby League World Cup Go Ahead Without Australia And New Zealand Participating?

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is the rugby league competition in doubt?

The long-awaited announcement, confirming that the Rugby League World Cup would go ahead in October and November, was published earlier this week.  

However, as fans started to look forward to welcoming some of the best rugby league players from all over the world, the Australian and New Zealand boards announced that their respective rugby league teams would not be taking part in the competition.

So why did the organisers of the Rugby League World Cup announce the tournament would go ahead before they had secured confirmation from both ARLC and NZRL?

The World Cup organisers defended their actions and confirmed that they had done everything in their powers to accommodate the requirements of the Australian and New Zealand teams. Recent news coming out of Australia looks like the NRL clubs have had a big say in releasing players for the World Cup. The reason is to safeguard the new NRL competition starting on time in 2022. 

will the rugby league world cup go ahead?

It is unknown whether the tournament is a viable option given that the reigning world cup holders will not be part of the competition. Plus, the New Zealand team had been tipped as strong contenders for the title in 2021. The RLWC2021 board’s latest statement has given fans no further information or indication as to what will happen with the tournament. The whole competition so far has been a PR disaster with fans. 

The Australian and New Zealand national teams are competing in other sporting tournaments around the world. And questions have been asked whether the decision not to compete in the RLWC2021 was taken for alternative reasons. Furthermore, the decision will have a major impact on rugby league at a domestic and international level. 

what did some rugby league brands have planned?

VX3 rugby has been looking forward to the extensive coverage with their kit sponsorship deals with Wales and Scotland’s men, women, and wheelchair teams.

However, this was when the Rugby League World Cup was confirmed to go ahead. VX3 offers a great range of rugby products. The VX3 rugby collection includes the Novus and Fortis styles. Plus, these products offer several club colourways options, making them ideal for club kits. The VX3 Novus and Fortis are suited to grassroots rugby league clubs at the junior and senior levels. Explore our VX3 teamwear online and upload your rugby club logo via our easy to use customiser tool. 

is there an easy way for our rugby league club members to order?

Select your VX3 team wear style and colourways for your club and let ADM quote on your customised rugby team wear. What is the ADM Club Shop? ADM can create an online club shop free, allowing your members to order easily and quickly online. Create a professional image online with your ADM club shop. Plus, check out the personalised VX3 training team wear

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