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Australia and New Zealand's bombshell move might be final kick in teeth for Rugby League

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Daily Star's biggest headlines straight to your inbox!Rugby League supporters won't know whether to laugh, or cry into their pints of bitter.That has to be the drink of choice now, given the stunning developments regarding the staging of the World Cup on these shores in October and November.Organisers have been left seething after Australia and New Zealand both pulled out of the competition due to concerns over player welfare and safety in light of the pandemic.Bosses from the Australian and NZ Rugby League boards have made it clear that the wellbeing of players, coaches and staff cannot be guaranteed.One of the issues is that all those involved would have to quarantine for two weeks on returning home from the UK and domestic clubs in both.

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