Adam Hills made an ambassador for 2021 Rugby League World Cup

Australian comedian and television presenter Adam Hills has been made an ambassador for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England.

Hills, who hosts Channel 4’s The Last Leg and plays Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) for Warrington, joins England internationals Luke Gale, James Simpson and Jodie Cunningham and former national captain Kevin Sinfield in being asked to raise the tournament’s profile.

Hills, who represented Australia at the draw at Buckingham Palace, said: “With the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments happening simultaneously for the first time ever, RLWC2021 has a unique platform to grow our sport to a new level and be part of a huge celebration in 2021, when hopefully life will be back to normal.

“I was at the Palace for the draw in January and was struck by the passion of the RLWC2021 team to deliver the biggest and best World Cup in history – if I can help with that journey, I’ll do whatever I can to ensure we get that collective success… as long as Australia wins each tournament that is!”

World Cup chief executive Jon Dutton said: “Adam is a recognised international personality and is clearly very passionate about our game so I’m sure he’ll be a great asset to the tournament as he helps promote RLWC2021.”

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