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In 2017, the best players and teams from around the globe will descend on Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea for the Rugby League World Cup.The Rugby League World Cup will see 14 teams play 28 games over five weeks from 27 October until 2 December 2017 – all hoping to be crowned world cup winners, in what is the pinnacle event in international Rugby League.This will be the biggest sporting event in Australia during 2017 and will be seen by more communities and fans than any other World Cup.The opening game of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup will be a battle between traditional sporting rivals, Australia and England in Melbourne on 27 October 2017. Be part of history, when Melbourne kicks off the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
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