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Given there have been teams qualify for the next RLWC in the last few weeks or so, I thought I would start a thread for RLWC 2021. RLWC 2021 will be a 16 team competition.

The eight quarter finalists from 2017 are automatic qualifiers. Here is a list of the countries that have qualified and how the other countries will qualify:
1. Automatic England
2. Automatic Australia
3. Automatic Fiji
4. Automatic Lebanon
5. Automatic New Zealand
6. Automatic PNG
7. Automatic Samoa
8. Automatic Tonga
9. First in European Championship 2018 France
10. Second in European Championship 2018 Wales
11. Winners Americas Championship 2018 Jamaica
12. Winner European Playoffs 2019 Pool A *
13. Runner-Up European Playoffs 2019 Pool A *
14.Winner European Playoffs 2019 Pool B *
15.Runner-Up European Playoffs 2019 Pool B *
16.Winner of Repecharge Series Oct / Nov 2019 (Americas Runner Up (USA), Next Highest Ranked Middle East / Africa nation (behind Lebanon) and next highest ranked Asia Pacific Nation)

* European Playoffs 2019 October / November 2019
Following six teams will be split into two pools and the top 2 in each pool qualify for RLWC 2021
Ireland (3rd in European Championship 2018)
Scotland (4th in European Championship 2018)
Italy
Russia (1st in European Championship B 2018)
Spain (2nd in European Championship B 2018)
Winner of European Champiosnhip C final to be played in 2019 Greece v Norway
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European Championship C Final Greece 56 defeated Norway 26

So Greece have moved into the final stage of the European Playoffs, refer to explanation above.

Jordan Meads (ex-Storm Under 20s) and Terry Constantinou (Sunbury Tigers) were named in Greece's 19 man squad. Will post try scorers and teams once I find them.
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Greece 56 (Tries: Peter Mamouzelos 4, Terry Constantinou 2, Theodoros Nianiakas 2, Dimos Kartsonakis, Robert Tuliatu Goals: Jordan Meads 7, Stefanos Bastas) Norway 26 (Tries: Casey Diggs 2, Kristoffer Milligan, Kristoffer Borsheim, Frederick Nordturn Goals: Frederick Nordturn 2, Nathan Cummins)
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Teams from above match
Greece: 1 Terry Constantinou 2 Ioannis Nake 3 Kostas Katsidonis 4 Dimos Kartsonakis 5 Nikolas Kourkakis 6 Nikos Bosmas 7 Jordan Meads 8 Stefanos Bastas 9 Peter Mamouzelos 12 Ioannis Rousoglou 11 Theodoros Nianiakas 10 Grigorios Koutsimpogiorgas 13 Robert Tuliatu Subs 14 Aris Dardamanis 15 Pantelis Tsattalios 17 Ioannis Dimakas 18 Georgios Tsiakos

Norway 1 Stephen Mwikar 2 Casey Diggs 3 Kristoffer Borsheim 4 Fredrik Nordtun 5 Bendik Kalvik 6 Nathan Cummins 7 Simon Viljoen 8 Sam Mullins 9 Kristoffer Milligan 10 Ezra McIntyre 11 Nils Kristian Holte 12 Kristian Nordin-Skipnes 13 Brett Harvey Subs 14 Sonny Mellor 15 Chris Stalsberg 16 Lucas Zaniga 17 Joshua Skidmore-Hornby
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The next RLWC qualfiier is on Friday June 21st between Cook Islands and South Africa at Ringrose Park Wentworthville at 7pm. The winner of this match play the USA for one of final spots in the RLWC.
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Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:10 pm

What is the SA team like do you know? There's plenty of RU talent in the country but I get the impression it really is a minor sport there.
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Pretty sure ex-Storm under 20s player Brendan Frei qualifies for them.
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Mattpoet wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:16 pm
Pretty sure ex-Storm under 20s player Brendan Frei qualifies for them.
Yes he does qualify. Last time I saw a team for South Africa for a previous match it included Qld Cup players like Gideon Mzembe and Shane Gilliam and a couple of players from NSW and Perth. Other than that it is mainly players from South Africa, which TC as you point out is a minor sport compared to rugby union. Given it is an NRL bye weekend with other internationals on I would expect the Cook Islands to have plenty of NRL talent and be too good for South Africa.
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South Africa have named a 28 man squad for RLWC qualifier, which includes Brendan Frei:
Joel Tubbs (Berkley Eagles), Kamren Cryer (Blacktown Workers), Ash Bull, Jason Cutler (Carina Tigers), Louis Musson (Concord Burwood Wolves), Tomas Harris (Cronulla Sharks), Damian Diedricks (Elsburg Bears) Jason King (Emerald Tigers) Erasmus Van Zyl (Fingal Bay RL), Bevan De Vries (London Skolars), Keegan Turner (Manly Warringhah), Jackson Frei (New Zealand Warriors), Brendan Frei (Norths Devils), Edward Proudler, Jean Charl Smith, Will Smith (South Perth Lions), Mitchell Frei (Souths Logan Magpies), Seth Buckley (St Clair Comets), CobyThomas (Sydney Roosters), Jean Coetzer, Stephanus Esterhuyse, Robin Howell, Allan Kasselman (Tuks RL), Shane Gillham (Tweed Head Seagulls), Byron Hutchinson, Jonathan Soares (Unattached), Darren O’Donovan (West Scarborough), Ayden Perry (Western Suburbs Devils)
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Plenty of ex-Storm Under 20s players in the Cook Islands team for RLWC qualifier - Charnze Nicol-Klokstad, Aaron Teroi, Reuben Rennie, Vincent Rennie, Pride Petterson-Robati and Josh Minhinnick. Plus Easts Tigers' John Puna who did a pre-season with the Storm a year or two ago.:

Sam Mataora (Belconnen), Eric Newbigging (Blacktown), Troy Dargan (Brisbane Bronco, Charnze Nicol-Klokstad, Reuben Porter (Canberra Raiders), Eli Noovao, Aaron Teroi (CQ Capras), John Puna, (Easts Tigers) Reuben Rennie, Vincent Rennie (Mounties), Moses Noovao-Mcgreal, Pride Petterson-Robati, Paul Ulberg (Norths Devils) Kayal Iro, Brodie Tamarua (NZ Warriors) Tepa Moeroai, Marata Niukore, Brad Takairangi (Parramatta Eels), Steven Marsters (St George Dragons), Josh Minhinnick (Wentworthville)
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:05 am

South Africa v Cook Islands match will be live streamed by Bar TV on www.rlif.com at 7pm tonight.
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Unfortunately as expected the Cook Islands are smashing South Africa.

Half time Cook Islands 46 (Tries: Paul Ulberg 2, Marata Niukore 2, Reuben Rennie, Vincent Rennie, Troy Dargan, John Puna Goals: Steven Marsters 7) leading South Africa 0
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Full time Cook Islands 66 (Tries: Paul Ulberg 3, Marata Niukore 2, Reuben Rennie 2, Vincent Rennie 2, Troy Dargan, John Puna, Eli Noovao Goals: Steven Marsters 9) defeated South Africa 6 (Tries: Keegan Turner, Goals: Kamren Dryer)
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:14 am

A bit one-sided
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:09 am

Due to concerns around their preparation and readiness to play and some domestic issues Russia has withdrawn from the RLWC qualifiers later this year.

Serbia will replace Russia in the qualifiers.
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