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RLIF details future vision for international calendar

The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) has outlined a long-term plan for an international calendar that would include the return of the British and Irish Lions team and new competitions such as a World Cup for the nines format of the sport.

The announcement was made today (Monday) following a meeting of the RLIF Board held over the weekend in Singapore. Heading the agenda was progressing finalisation of a long range calendar of international matches and tournaments. This came just weeks after the RLIF reacted with “surprise” to proposals from the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) for reform of the international calendar, stating they represented a substantial shift from previous thinking.

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