Hosts England will open the 2021 Rugby League World Cup and will be seeded alongside titleholder Australia, New Zealand and Tonga. "One of our main aims was to hold the most inclusive Rugby League World Cup of all time, and I'm delighted that we have that confirmed", Rugby League World Cup chief executive Jon Dutton said.
Men's and women's events were held simultaneously in 2017 in Australia but the wheelchair events will be added in three years' time. "Next year's repeat match up promises plenty of excitement and, for All Blacks fans at least, a result reversal".
Leading New Zealand's bid to host the women's rugby world cup is just as nerve wracking as playing a test says Dr Farah Palmer.
"We know that All Blacks tests typically pump between $7-$9 million into the regional economy, providing a big boost during the traditionally slower tourism winter months to the accommodation, hospitality and retail sectors".
'What we've committed to is developing individual plans for our top players, ' Rugby Australia's high performance manager Ben Whitaker explained.More news: Armie Hammer Slammed for Criticizing Celebrities' Stan Lee Tributes
Castle said Rugby Australia's support of women's XVs won't slow down now.
"We put a compelling case together and the presentation went well but unfortunately we didn't get the votes on the day".
"I think it's also the overwhelming support we've had from the rugby community".
He said: "This is a significant and exciting day for the Challenge Cup, and the game's relationship with Wembley Stadium".
"Ultimately the Wallaroos is always going to be a focus for us to make sure we go to the World Cup with the best team that we can possible develop".More news: Nintendo Wins $12 Million From Trademark And Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
"Oh heck yes, it's like any game when you go in you've got to feel a little bit of nerves but I think when you go into something like this you've just got to bring your A-game and that's exactly what we're doing or what we're trying to do and we can only present what we think is a really excellent bid and hope that reason wins in the end".
"It nearly felt like the tournament was coming home in being awarded to New Zealand", Beaumont said.
The second pot will feature tier two teams Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Fiji, and Lebanon, who all qualified automatically after reaching the last eight of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. "They had a very strong bid".
"It gives us a great opportunity, it's in our time zone, it's all that focus area".More news: Kansas swatter pleads guilty, faces minimum 20 years in prison