2017 Rugby League World Cup
|Number of teams||14|
|Host countries|| Australia
On 19 February 2014, it was announced that the joint bid from Australia and New Zealand had won hosting rights.
Unlike the previous world cup where 12 of the 14 sides qualified automatically it was announced on the 3rd of August 2014 that 7 of the 8 quarter finalists from the last world cup, hosts Australia and New Zealand, England, Fiji, France, Samoa and Scotland, will qualify automatically. The remaining seven spots will come from four different qualification zones, three from Europe, two from Asia/Pacific, one from Americas and one from Middle East/Africa.
- Kilgallon, Steve (1 August 2010). "NZ prepares bid to co-host 2017 World Cup". The Sunday Star-Times. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
- Australia-NZ Rugby League World Cup bid progresses 3News, 21 October 2013
- "Qualification details for 2017". The RFL. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
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