Just two years to go before the world’s best rugby league teams play in the final of the Rugby League World Cup 2017. The Rugby League World Cup 2017 will be officially co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand from October to December in 2017, with the world’s best players from the world’s best 14 nations competing to become world champions. It will be the third time New Zealand has co-hosted the tournament.
There will be 28 matches in the tournament played across three countries. Three pool matches will be played in Port Moresby, while the remaining matches in the tournament will be allocated following consultation with potential host cities in Australia and New Zealand.
New Zealand stars from the national team joined players at a local rugby league clinic in Auckland to celebrate the launch of the new tournament logo. Rugby League World Cup 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Michael Brown said, “We want the Rugby League World Cup to be a great celebration – not just for the players but we want to celebrate the diversity of the countries and cultures playing the game.
“It is important we give fans of all the nations playing in the Rugby League World Cup the opportunity to be part of a great experience and we want them to bring their culture, their heritage and their passion to the games.
“The logo we have revealed today represents the diversity of the hosting partners – Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea and also represents the speed and movement of the game.