Rugby league-Australia, New Zealand withdraw from World Cup due to safety concerns

Rugby league-Australia, New Zealand withdraw from World Cup due to safety concerns

REUTERS: Australia and New Zealand have withdrawn from this year's Rugby League World Cup in England due to player welfare and safety concerns, organisers announced on Thursday.

The Rugby League World Cup is scheduled to begin on Oct. 23, with the final to be played on Nov. 27.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru)

Source: Reuters

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