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Rugby league lands £16m support package from UK government

Thomas Leuluai during the Super League match between Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The UK government has announced an emergency loan of £16m (€18m/$20m) to support rugby league in England, with the manifesto including a commitment to delivering a successful Rugby League World Cup next year.

The loan is to be administered by the Rugby Football League (RFL) in partnership with Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

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