Government to support the 2021 Rugby League World Cup bid

The RFL has welcomed the announcement from Chancellor George Osborne that the Government will support the 2021 Rugby League World Cup bid.

The decision has been made by the Government following England‘s successful international series against New Zealand in which England were victorious in a three game series, which was played in front of 90,000 over the three games in Hull, London and Wigan.

The RFL chief executive Nigel Wood has already expressed his delight at the announcement from the Government regarding their support.

“We are pleased that the Chancellor has once again confirmed that the Government will support a bid to bring the 2021 Rugby League World Cup to the UK,” Wood told rugby-league.com.

“We look foreard to understanding in more detail how the Government will support a bid and will work closely with the Treasury, DCMS and UK Sport in the coming months to try and ensure that any bid we do prepare has the best chance of success.”

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