Rugby League World Cup Buzz

The last minute moves from Star players from Tier 1 nations to the Tier 2 group over the last few days is expected to make this World Cup the most competitive yet in its history, says Rugby League World Cup’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Hill.

Since Andrew Fifita and Jason Taumalolo swore allegiance to Tonga, ticket sales have spiked for the Tongan fixtures.

Likewise, there will be some heavyweight talent in Fiji, Samoa, Italy and Lebanon’s line up, while Australia, England and New Zealand will be stronger than ever.

With the World’s best Forward Taumalolo playing for Tonga, the World’s most recognised rugby league player, Jarryd Hayne is playing for Fiji.

Meanwhile, player of the year James Tedesco is playing for Italy; Tier 2 nations are expected to put a as much heated competition as Tier 1.

Dinnierose Raiko

Dinnierose Raiko

Dinnierose Raiko graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts (Journalism) from Divine Word University in March 2016. She joined EMTV Sports in April 2016 covering Sports news and contributes content to and at times Co-host EMTV’s premier sports talk show ,'Sports Scene'. Her previous experience extends to a year of general news reporting for NBC West New Britain, NBC Madang and stringing for PNGFM just before joining EMTV. Having done courts, business, health, Education rounds before, the prospect of doing Sports stories became a new challenge. One that Dinnierose wanted to test herself with. She is now an all-rounder sports reporter but takes a greater interest in Cricket. Dinnierose has since found her niche and hopes to produce her own Sports Show someday.

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