August 7, 2022

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Australia y Nueva Zelanda renuncian a la Copa Mundial para evitar contagios

Australia and New Zealand drop out of World Cup to avoid infection

Australia and New Zealand announced their withdrawal from the Rugby League World Cup on Thursday. To protect its players from the Covit-19, it will be played in England next October. Peter Rilandis, chairman of the Australian Rugby League Commission, described the decision as “not taken lightly”. According to a joint statement by the organization and the New Zealand Rugby League, the safety of players and officials was emphasized as an “absolute priority”.

Both leagues explained that they weighed in on the risks of their players being harmed in the UK, and the situation in Australia worsened by the eruption It is time for the delegation to leave their homes due to delta diversity and isolation. Agencies in Australia and New Zealand, the team that won the most titles in the tournament, have pointed out that the International Rugby League has been asked again. (IRL) Postpone this World Cup until 2022 again to “reduce the risk” of infections.

Following the announcement, the organizers of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup expressed their “disappointment” on Twitter. Considered to have “wide-ranging implications for the International Rugby League”, the decision was announced in a “short notice”. The 16th Rugby League World Cup 2021, covering more than a dozen countries, is set to take place in the UK. Between October 23 and November 27, 2021.

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