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Kangaroos, Kiwis and Lions tours set to return

The RLIF Board has supported the return of Lions, Kangaroo and Kiwi Tours starting in 2018 The next four-year International Rugby League calendar has been confirmed today at a meeting…

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Qualification process for the 2021 World Cup

In respect of the qualification process for the RLIF Rugby League World Cup 2021 it was agreed that this would be a 16-team tournament. Seven teams will be qualified from…

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RLIF Board award 2025 World Cup to North America

Following the recommendation of the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) Board to conditionally award the 2025 World Cup to North America the RLIF Congress, at its annual general meeting held…

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England awarded 2021 World Cup – North America recommended for 2025

The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) is delighted to announce that England has been awarded the rights to stage the 2021 Rugby League Men’s and Women’s World Cups. Following an…

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RLIF Board adopt revised eligibility rules

At its meeting on September 6 the RLIF Board adopted revised eligibility rules for international rugby league to take effect from 1 October 2016. The rules extend the qualification period…

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USA launch bid to host RLWC2021

The United States has officially submitted a bid to host the Rugby League World Cup for the first time. Moore Sports International, a leading sports marketing and event management company…

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England launch bid for RLWC 2021

The RFL has today confirmed that it will bid for England to host the Rugby League World Cup in 2021. Following what was widely regarded as the most successful Rugby…

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RLIF Board to review eligibility rules

At the RLIF Board meeting held on 10 May the Board determined to conduct an immediate review of the international eligibility rules. RLIF Chairman Nigel Wood commented: ‘The Board received…

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2021 World Cup to expand to 16 teams

With expressions of interest to host the 2021 World Cup starting to come in, Rugby League International Federation CEO David Collier has confirmed that the number of nations participating in…

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