Discussion in 'World Cup 2021' started by Foreign Legion, Apr 11, 2018.
Um where is South Africa
The country that wanted to host the RLWC now can't be bothered to qualify for it?
I wonder whats happened with South Africa? Really disappointing
They just got bested by a heritage team in Jamaican uniforms. In saying that, people dont seem to have a problem with the Tongan team, they are the flavour of International rugby league.
3 tests in 5 years....piss-poor.
For a potential host nation to not qualify for the previous world cup isnt a good look. I just hope it doesnt halt their progress.
What will go against the Cooks is not having a full strength team and only playing 3 tests in 5 years.
Looks like South Africa have decided to not waste their time or money sending a side to the states to play a mini tournament the feel they have no chance of winning.
They had some more ambitious fellows in charge back when they applied for the 2017 WC.
If they aren't willing to play the weakest sides then they might as well give up trying to get to the World Cup. Who else would they play?
Not sure how official their Facebook page is but yesterday it put up:
Congratulations to Jamaica Rugby League Association for qualifying for the 2021 Rugby league World Cup over the weekend.
Who will South Africa be playing and how are we tracking to qualify?
When does Norway play Greece?
Just had a look, not sure if it’s been edited but there’s no mention of who will South Africa be playing.
Sometime next year at a neutral venue in England.
I think the difference is that Tonga will always rely on heritage players due to their extremely low population. The thing I want for Tonga and Samoa in the future is to have a core group of players that don't jump ship to Aus or NZ the second they come calling.
Also, on Jamaica - good on them. They have certainly done some great work domestically and I hope that this result and the world cup appearance takes the game to another level and that they are able to field a quality side full of born and bred Jamaicans in a decade or so.
It's been edited, go to edit history.
Not looking good for them taking part then.
If the page is run by officials you wonder how they couldn't possibly know what they were supposed to be doing. Could literally type it into Google or Wikipedia and they'd find out.
I guess some of these countries are run by very very amateur groups. Perhaps they have had an oversight in the application and hopefully now they are now trying to get their house in order.
A good look to who? How many will even know or care that the USA failed to qualify for the 2021 WC if they actually do host in 2025?
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