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England to host fourth Emerging Nations World Championship

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Greater Manchester in England has been announced as the hosts for the fourth edition of the Emerging Nations World Championship.

The tournament, which was first held in 1995, has served as a key development platform for the International game with no less than six previous participants qualifying for future World Cups.

The event is set to be part of an expanded Festival of World Cups scheduled in the lead up to the 2021 Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair World Cups.

Member Nations interested in taking part are requested to express their interest to tournament hosts, the Rugby Football League (RFL), before August 16, 2019.

The Emerging Nations World Championship will feature both Men’s and Women’s events and is expected to take place in June / July 2021.

Previous Participants:
Cook Islands – 1995
Canada – 2000
Greece – 2018
Hong Kong – 2018
Hungary – 2018
Ireland – 1995
Italy – 2000
Japan – 2000, 2018
Malta – 2018
Moldova – 1995
Morocco – 1995, 2000
Niue – 2018
Philippines – 2018
Poland – 2018
Russia – 1995
Scotland – 1995
Solomon Islands – 2018
Turkey – 2018
United States – 1995, 2000
Vanuatu – 2018

Previous Winners:
1995 : Cook Islands 22 – 6 Ireland
2000 : BARLA 20 – 14 Italy
2018 : Malta 24 – 16 Niue