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Next Rugby League World Cup on the brink of collapse says Sky Sports presenter

The pinnacle in every sport should be winning the World Cup.

We saw how much it meant to Lionel Messi to finally lift the World Cup with Argentina in football last Christmas. A man who has accomplished things that were thought to be impossible only regarded his career as complete when he lifted the World Cup.

England’s Rugby Union success in 2003 still lives strongly in the public consciousness so much so that when the Rugby League World Cup was being promoted it was referenced accidently.

Cricket fans will always love England’s triumph in 2019 over New Zealand.

However, in rugby league the World Cup is not treated the same.

In 2021 it was postponed because Australia and New Zealand were unwilling to come over after the pandemic and even after Australia some journalists down under have suggested it has caused more problems than it brought success.

Now it is being reported that the next World Cup, scheduled for 2025, is on the brink of collapse.

There has been talk of funding problems for some time now and tonight Sky Sports’ Kyle Walker has said the tournament is on the brink of collapse.

Stepping in for Jenna Brooks who is on maternity leave, Walker said that the future of the tournament in France is up in airs with French officials set to meet with World Cup representatives on Friday.

It was also said that the new government in France aren’t keen on hosting the event which has contributed to reduced funds.

This is perhaps bad news for England given they are the only side to win the trophy in France and are looking to end a 50-year wait for the trophy.

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