Australia’s and New Zealand’s World Cup myopia threatens crisis for rugby league | Aaron Bower

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Decision to pull out reflects administrators’ shortsighted prioritisation of the NRL but hope could lie in a revolt by players

For anyone with even a brief knowledge of rugby league’s recent history, the only surprise about the news that Australia and New Zealand have backed out of this autumn’s World Cup is that none of this is even a surprise any more.

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Written by Aaron Bower
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2021/jul/22/australias-and-new-zealands-world-cup-myopia-threatens-crisis-for-rugby-league under the title “Australia’s and New Zealand’s World Cup myopia threatens crisis for rugby league | Aaron Bower”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.