Southern Hemisphere to stage next RLWC amid change for international rugby league

(James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)
(James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)
International Rugby League (IRL) has announced that the next edition of the Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) will take place in the Southern Hemisphere in 2026, with wide-ranging reforms detailed, including the sport’s first formal international calendar, in the wake of France dropping hosting rights to the 2025 RLWC.

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