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Australia, New Zealand pull out of Rugby League World Cup

The Australian Kangaroos and New Zealand Kiwis face off at WIN Stadium on October 25, 2019 in Wollongong, Australia (by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Australia and New Zealand have today (Thursday) withdrawn from the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, citing player welfare and safety concerns amid the “stark differences” in how Covid-19 is being handled in …