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Australia and New Zealand commit to rescheduled Rugby League World Cup

New Zealand and Australia will travel to England for the Rugby World Cup, running from 15 October to 19 November 2022 - one year after it was due to take place.

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Australia and New Zealand commit to rescheduled Rugby League World Cup

Australia and New Zealand have both committed to take part in the rescheduled Rugby League World Cup next year. The tournament was originally due to start in England last month, but was postponed after Australia and New Zealand pulled out due to safety concerns relating to coronavirus infections.

Organisers put the World Cup back a year - the event will now start on 15 October and run through to 19 November 2022. It was confirmed on Monday that defending champions the Kangaroos and the Kiwis will feature in the showpiece.

"Today is a very important and exciting milestone on our journey to 2022," Rugby League World Cup chief executive Jon Dutton said.

Organisers have vowed that the tournament will be "bigger, better and bolder than ever before."

A match schedule and information on how to buy tickets will be released on Friday.