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2021 Rugby League World Cup

HoldenV8

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The 2021 Rugby League World Cup is quickly turning into a fiasco with Australia and New Zealand now officially pulling out of the tournament.

In other news, Pommy fans rejoice now that they can actually win it. Though it would be a massive laugh if they couldn't do that either.

 

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They need to pull the plug on the tournament instead of ploughing on with it. And England would still struggle even without Aus/NZ, it's the worst group of players for decades
 

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News said it has been cancelled but that could be premature.

Poms are blowing up as they would have had a chance of winning something this year.
 

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In some ways it will be a shame to have the comp cancelled. The RFL needs the money. Plus it will give us a few extra weeks of footy to watch.
 

Eagle of London

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It’s a disgrace ARL should be ashamed of themselves
Totally agree. Pretty lightweight excuses from PV and the NZ camps. Too dangerous yes?
Given the Olympic team is in Japan and other sports seem to be able to manage the 'dangers' seems like the ARL and NZ are just acting like prats.
 

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Personally, I hope those in charge down here see sense and the Kangaroos and Kiwis play in the World Cup.

Seriously, even after all they've had to go through in the past couple of years ... I doubt many of the Aussie and Kiwi players would turn down the chance to represent their country in a World Cup. Can you honestly see players like Tom and Jake declining to play for Australia?

And besides, when it comes down to it there are still going to be NRL players representing other nations like England and Pacific island nations like Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. What's V'Landy's going to do, veto any NRL player from representing their country in the World Cup?
 
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