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  1. Foreign Legion

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    The chance for Benji Marshall to bow out of rugby league with one last hurrah for New Zealand - potentially alongside Sonny Bill Williams - at next year's World Cup has already been privately discussed.

    Marshall was giving nothing away this week when asked if he had time to reflect on his future during the COVID lockdown.

    If the sight of Marshall bouncing around the park this week has excited Maguire, so has the return of prop Russell Packer.

    There were serious discussions about Packer being medically retired over the summer given he had not been able to run without experiencing excruciating pain in a toe.

    His big-money deal, understood to be worth around $1.4m the next two years, could have also paved the way for the club to go hard after a marquee forward like David Fifita.

    The 30-year-old Packer was last sighted hobbling from the field during the Easter Monday massacre against Parramatta in round six last year, but is set to join the squad for his first ball work session next week.


    "He's back running and it's the best he's run since I've been at the club,'' Maguire said. "He hasn't been able to run for about 16 months. I really hope for his sake he can get back because he's already gone through a long journey to get to where he is now.''
    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/wi...ld-cup-swansong-with-sbw-20200508-p54r1w.html
     
  2. Foreign Legion

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    Israel Folau, Tevita Pangai Junior, Anthony Milford and Josh Papalii are among the league superstars that will be forced to make a choice between state and country due to a change in international eligibility laws that will have huge ramifications for next year's Rugby League World Cup.

    The International Rugby League has introduced changes to qualification rules that will prevent players from representing at NSW or Queensland at State of Origin level and playing for a country other than Australia in Tests. The Herald has obtained a copy of the new eligibility criteria document, which states, in part: "A Player who has elected to represent a Nation cannot then elect to play for another Nation in the same calendar year."


    That means that dual-eligible players including Milford, Folau, Pangai Junior, Papalii, Kotoni Staggs, Jaydn Su'a, Manase Fainu and Waqa Blake will have to choose between making themselves available for Origin or a Pacific nation ahead of the 2020 World Cup.

    The issue comes into sharp focus amid renewed hopes there could be some Tests played at the end of this NRL season if it successfully resumes from May 28.
    Under the previous rules, a player such as Broncos star Milford - who has Samoan and Australian heritage - could have represented the Maroons, Australia and Samoa all in the one season. The idea was to bolster the talent available for emerging league countries including Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea if players missed out on Kangaroo or Kiwi call-ups.

    However, there will be less flexibility to move from now on in a bid to bring greater integrity to the international game.

    "This is not about player payments, this is about giving people the opportunity to represent the area of their heritage," said the RLIF’s southern hemisphere general manager Jeremy Edwards.

    "It’s a chance for the player to make a decision and for the fans to understand it as well.


    "It has been confusing [in the past]."

    Tongan officials have been in contact with cross-code star Folau - currently playing for French club Catalans in the Super League - in a bid to get him to commit to the nation. The former Wallaby had represented Queensland and Australia in his previous stint in rugby league.

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    The rules also govern junior international matches, meaning young guns including teen Rabbitohs fullback Joseph Suaalii will need to make a call between NSW and Samoa.

    Last year’s World Cup 9s was hit by several eligibility dramas, resulting in Lebanon being stripped of one of its wins. Under the new rules, there will be serious ramifications if a player breaches the new qualification criteria. Players can be fined up to £10,000 ($18,000), teams will be stripped of points and the offender will be banned until eligibility can be established.


    RLIF chairman Greg Barclay said it was time for a more contemporary policy.

    "I didn’t want it blindly drafted out of Manchester, it’s got to work for the world game," Barclay said.

    "We’re probably a bit guilty of being myopic or Euro-centric with certain things we have done, which is why things may not have worked for this part of the world.

    "It’s important we came up with something that works for everybody."


    ARLC chairman Peter V’landys said Test football "is not off the table" for 2020, despite the coronavirus outbreak. It has raised hopes of internationals being staged at the end of the current season.

    "What we’re very keen to do is get across to all of the parties is an understanding that here is an international window," Barclay said.

    "Once we’ve got that, we can start thinking about how we fill that. There is some good momentum around some of the countries and we don’t want to lose that.

    "In October-November, could we [play]? Possibly, fingers crossed."


    https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/sp...etween-state-and-country-20200509-p54rcy.html
     
  3. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    TBF it only looks like the Journo is saying "playing Origin = declaring for Australia"...

    We will have to wait and see, but if the only change is to say that players can only represent one country within one RL calendar year (November to November), then I have no problem.

    I imagine the "Origin for Roos players only" is only an issue for the ARLC and they seem to have realised the value of strong opponents instead of just hoarding players.
     
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    https://www.loverugbyleague.com/post/historic-broadcast-partnership-for-2021-world-cup/

    RLWC2021 has announced a collaboration with IRL which will see both organisations working together on the broadcast production of matches at the tournament, in addition to the sale of broadcast rights across the world.

    The partnership – along with the existing agreement with the BBC – will be responsible for the production of 61 matches across the RLWC2021 men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments next year.

    The BBC has also confirmed that it will show every minute of every one of the 61 matches live on their platforms. The worldwide broadcast partners for the tournament will be announced in the coming months.

    RLWC2021 chief executive Jon Dutton said: “The content needs of fans are changing radically and becoming more fragmented, and we want to stay ahead of the curve and meet these rapidly evolving demands.

    “Our partnership with the IRL allows us to both execute a world class broadcast production and rights strategy, which will be at the centre of our fan engagement approach and will provide an additional revenue stream for all parties.”

    IRL chief executive Nigel Wood added: “The opportunity to work collaboratively on the broadcast production is a very sensible commercial arrangement. It puts the whole presentation of the tournament in the hands of the organisers.

    “Together with the tournament’s domestic broadcast partner the BBC, we can deliver a great experience for viewers of the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments. It also allows the tournament to make a range of content available to broadcasters of every kind around the world.

    “Our offer to world broadcasters will be the most flexible and accessible World Cup ever.”
     
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    I seriously doubt we'll see an end of season Origin after 2020, unless we have another outbreak.

    If it works, great, but Origin has always been and will always be during the season.
     
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    World Cup
    Next year's rugby league world cup in England is in serious threat of being postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, with the International Rugby League in the process of considering alternative arrangements. One idea being floated is for Australia to host a six to eight nation tournament that will see Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea square off at the end of next year if the World Cup is delayed until 2022.
    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/wh...th-fittler-and-nsw-blues-20201101-p56ah3.html
     
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    i wonder how far out from kickoff do they need to decide? A few months at least I’m guessing
     
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    COIN TOSS FOR HOME ADVANTAGE FOR ALL RLWC2021 POOL GAMES
    Published by RLWC
    27 Nov 2020
    The 32 competing national sides across the three competitions which make up the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup 2021 took part in the first significant action of the event - the coin toss.



    The coin-toss was originally planned to be held in Manchester but today, exactly a year before (27 November) the Men's and Women's double header final at the world famous Old Trafford stadium, the event was conducted virtually to decide the 'home team' for all group stage matches.



    England Men and Women will be the 'away' team in their opening matches - the Men's team against Samoa at St James’ Park, Newcastle on 23 October 2021 and the Women's team against Brazil at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds on 9 November 2021.



    The unique and inclusive tournament also embraces the Wheelchair World Cup which will kick off at the iconic Copper Box Arena in London on 11 November 2021. England will be the home team against famous sporting rivals Australia on the opening day of the tournament.



    The team winning the toss was allocated the home team dressing room, choice of the arrival time at the venue on match day as well as the traditional Captain's Run on the day before the matches.



    Dean Hardman, the RLWC2021 Tournament Director, said: "We had hoped this ceremony would take place in person but virtually it was just as significant a moment and marks another key milestone as we prepare for the biggest and best RLWC in history.



    “The excitement is really starting to build and I am grateful for the participation of all our competing nations for taking part in not only this event but also all the workshops that we have successfully held this week which lay the important foundations for this unique tournament.”



    Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of RLWC2021, added: “We have had an exceptional week of engagement with all our competing nations and our brilliant host towns and cities. The anticipation for the excitement that will unfold across all three tournaments next year is clearly evident and this week demonstrates, once again, that the momentum is continuing to grow at pace.”



    “On the same day as we delivered globally for all the competing teams, locally we continue to fulfil our promise to create positive social impact. I am extremely proud that this most inclusive of all Rugby League World Cup’s continues to deliver for communities across England with the announcement today that our CreatedBy projects have reached £10 million worth of investment.”

    For full and complete fixture list denoting home team, please see below:

    RLWC2021 Men’s Tournament

    *denotes home team designation



    Group A

    England v Samoa*

    France* v Greece

    England* v France

    Samoa* v Greece

    England v Greece*

    Samoa* v France



    Group B

    Australia v Fiji *

    Scotland* v Italy

    Australia v Scotland*

    Fiji* v Italy

    Fiji* v Scotland

    Australia v Italy*



    Group C

    Jamaica* v Ireland

    New Zealand* v Lebanon

    New Zealand v Jamaica*

    Lebanon v Ireland*

    New Zealand* v Ireland

    Lebanon* v Jamaica



    Group D

    Tonga* v PNG

    Wales* v Cook Islands

    Tonga* v Wales

    PNG v Cook Islands*

    Tonga* vs Cook Islands

    PNG* v Wales


    RLWC2021 Women’s Tournament



    Group A

    England v Brazil*

    PNG* v Canada

    England* v Canada

    PNG* v Brazil

    Canada* v Brazil

    England* v PNG



    Group B

    New Zealand v France*

    Australia* v Cook Islands

    New Zealand* v Cook Islands

    Australia v France*

    France* v Cook Islands

    Australia* v New Zealand



    RLWC2021 Wheelchair Tournament



    Group A

    Spain v Norway*

    England* v Australia

    England v Spain*

    Australia v Norway *

    Australia v Spain*

    England v Norway*



    Group B

    France* v Wales

    Scotland* v USA

    France* v Scotland

    Wales* v USA
    France v USA*

    Wales v Scotland*



    https://www.intrl.sport/news/coin-toss-for-home-advantage-for-all-rlwc2021-pool-games/
     
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    Hope Italy has a green home Jersey so Australia would have to play in another colour.
     

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