Is there a rugby league World Cup?

Is there a rugby league World Cup?

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The Rugby World Cup is World Rugby’s premier senior rugby competition. There are other competitions that are also rugby world cups: the Women’s Rugby World Cup and the Rugby World Cup 7s.

The prize is the Webb Ellis Cup, named after the “inventor” of rugby, William Webb Ellis. The current world champions are the Springboks (South Africa), who won the tournament held between September 20 and November 2, 2019 in Japan.

In the southern hemisphere, the equivalent of this competition is the Rugby Championship, which is played annually between the teams of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and since 2012 the selection of Argentina was integrated, which holds a privileged place since the last decade in world competitions.

In addition to these official competitions, rugby retains the tradition of the tour of teams from the northern hemisphere against teams from the southern hemisphere during the month of June, the main one being the British-Irish Lions since 1888. The southern hemisphere teams traditionally return the visit in November.

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The Argentine’s idea is to implement this system in rugby -whose first edition would be played in 2020- and he has made this known to several of the strong men of the oval sport, such as the Executive Director of the South African Federation, Jurie Roux, or the presidents of the French and New Zealand federations, Bernard Laporte and Steve Tew, respectively. In principle, from what has transpired from these meetings, the degree of acceptance of Pichot’s proposal has been very high, especially in the case of Tew. The former scrum-half’s plan is still on course.

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English Premiership Rugby (known as Gallagher Premiership Rugby after the name of its current sponsor) is England’s top official rugby union club competition. The competition was first played in 1987 and converted to professionalism in 1996. It is the most powerful domestic league in Europe after France’s Top 14.

In 1972 the RFU approved the creation of a National Cup now known as the Anglo-Welsh Cup based first on regional merit lists and then, in the mid-1980s, on the national list. One of the casualties of moving towards competitive leagues was the loss of traditional fixtures as the new calendar did not allow much time for them to be played.

The league system evolved from its beginnings in 1987 when the Courage Leagues were formed, a pyramid league with 1000 clubs playing in 108 leagues each with promotion and relegation.

The following season, the RFU set Saturdays as the match day, taking the responsibility for setting the date of matches away from the clubs. There was no round-robin structure in those early seasons, and they only played each other once.

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Some have already gone further in talking about objective qualification criteria. “Participation could be determined by ranking positions at any given time; we did not create the competition to exclude Pacific teams,” explained Brett Gosper, CEO of the International Rugby Federation, this weekend. He went further: “Two more countries may join the competition. They would come from among the emerging teams and would gain a place from a second-tier competition that would offer more professional opportunities for the players and financial opportunities for the federations,” he said.

Is there a rugby league World Cup?
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