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England Chosen Over U.S./Canada As Host Of 2021 Rugby League World Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 28 / 16

England will host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup "after being selected ahead of a rival bid " from the U.S. and Canada, according to the BBC. It will be "the biggest edition" since '00, with 16 teams and 31 matches. England last hosted the competition in '13. The Rugby Football Leag...

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