Here’s what we already know about the 2025 National Rugby League season.
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It was announced in October 2023 that the inaugural International Rugby League World Series will be played in 2025 to determine the final two teams to play in the men’s 2026 Rugby League World Cup. The World Series will involve four sides from each of the regions: Cook Islands (Asia-Pacific), Americas, European and Middle East-Africa.
The teams automatically qualifying for the World Cup are: Australia, England, Fiji, Lebanon, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tonga.
Ashes Test Series – Australia to Host EnglandEmbed from Getty Images
For the first time since 2003 the Ashes Rugby League test series between Australia and England will take place. The series will take place in Australia for the first time in 32 years. In 1992, Australia beat Great Britain in the test series 2-1.