“Our discipline deserves to be exposed”

France will host the Rugby League World Cup in 2025. A golden opportunity for a discipline often overshadowed by rugby 7 present in the XV and Olympic Games of France. Interview with Luc Lacoste, President of the French Federation.

France will host the Rugby League World Cup in 2025. Initially scheduled in the United States and Canada, but postponed for financial reasons, the event eventually returned to French territory. Something to please Prime Minister Jean Casteux: “This is a great moment. I know the weight of the symbols and I understand how you feel: behind you are all the practitioners and supporters of this discipline. (…) It’s not just a personal taste but a French one The passion is there. The government gives its unreserved support to the competition as it is part of a projected policy of promoting and hosting major international events in France. » France hosted the World Cup in 1954 and 1972, before being co-hosted in 2000 and 2013 along with the United Kingdom and Ireland. In 2021 rugby league had 13,000 licensees, spread over 170 clubs (22 women’s categories).

Why did France decide to apply for the organization of the 2025 World Cup?

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