England looking to blaze a trail at Women’s Rugby League World Cup

Danika Priim says impressing in Australia will put the sport on the map in the UK at a time when it is rapidly developing ‘from zero to hero’

There was considerable outrage in New South Wales when the organisers of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup largely snubbed the sport’s undisputed capital, Sydney, handing the city only two group games due to the local government’s reported lack of financial commitment.

However, while this weekend’s quarter-finals take place in Darwin, Christchurch, Melbourne and Wellington, there will still be a significant rugby league presence in Sydney over the next fortnight as the world’s best women players do battle in their own World Cup, that tournament’s fifth edition.

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