As this year is a voting year, the meeting will elect a Chair and Vice-Chair who will serve for the next three years. The current Chair and Vice-Chair are Tagaloa Faafouina Su’a (Samoa) and Charles Carlson (Cook Islands)
The RLIF Southern Hemisphere General Manager, Jeremy Edwards recognises that this is an exciting period of history for rugby league in the region saying:
“This is a really important gathering for the rugby league community in the Southern Hemisphere. We will have delegates at the meeting from four continents, Africa, Asia, South America and Oceania. A truly inspirational gathering.
“The game in the Pacific region has developed immensely in the past 10 years to the point where, arguably, some of the great stars of our sport have their roots in the Pacific Islands.
“After the very strong showing from the Asian nations at the RLIF Emerging Nations, it will be a pleasure to welcome contributions from that region to our conversations.
“As General Manager for the Southern Hemisphere, I am looking forward to working with the chair and the board to deliver the most exciting programme of competitions, games and development ever seen in the region.”
Rugby League World Cup Qualifier 2021
- Cook Islands vs South Africa - Wentworthville Rugby League Ground, Wentworthville, Western Sydney - Friday 21st June 2019 KO 19:00
- New Zealand vs Tonga - Mt Smart, Auckland New Zealand - Saturday 22nd June 2019 17:40
- Kiwi Ferns vs Samoa Women - Mt Smart, Auckland New Zealand - Saturday 22nd June 2019 – 15:10
- Kick off time: 3.10pm
- PNG Orchards vs Fiji Women’s
- PNG Kumuls vs Samoa
- Fiji vs Lebanon