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RLWC chief calls for ‘binding agreements’ to ensure Australia, New Zealand compete

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Jon Dutton, chief executive of the organising committee of the Rugby League World Cup, has called for Australia and New Zealand to sign binding contracts to play at next year’s tournament after the withdrawal of the two nations led to the postponement of the event.

England had been due to host the Rugby League World Cup from October 23 to November 27 this year but organisers confirmed yesterday (Thursday) that the tournament will now be held in 2022. Organisers said the postponement was an “extremely difficult decision”.

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