Coventry, London and Liverpool feature on Four Nations’ expansionist schedule

• Anfield chosen to host final, with organisers confident of sellout
• Choice of Coventry follows Wasps’ move there two years ago

It is not unusual for rugby league to take a revolutionary approach but even the most ardent fan must have been taken aback by the destinations for the Four Nations.

As always, there is a significant nod to tradition and the game’s heartlands – Huddersfield, Hull and Cumbria will all see action over the next month – but this year, there is a distinctly expansionist feel to a tournament in which success for England could bring welcome publicity for a sport which has struggled to break through into the mainstream.

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