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Rugby League World Cup WILL go ahead this year after Covid uncertainty - with matches in Greater Manchester

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To keep up with Trafford news sign up to the MyTrafford newsletter here Organisers have confirmed that this year's Rugby League World Cup will go ahead as planned after uncertainty over the event due to Covid.

Some matches will be played across three Greater Manchester venues during the tournament, with Old Trafford set to host both the men's and women's finals.

The event had been in some doubt due to the surge in Covid-19 cases and resistance from Australia’s NRL clubs amid concerns over travel and quarantine restrictions - with calls for the event to be postponed to 2022. READ MORE: Latest Greater Manchester Covid infection rates as nine boroughs are over the national average But this morning (July 15) organisers have confirmed

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