Rugby Australia set to reignite code war as it targets NRL stars for World Cup

Rugby Australia set to reignite code war as it targets NRL stars for World Cup

Rugby Australia is set to reignite the code war with rugby league, declaring it will try and poach some of the NRL’s best young talent leading into the home 2027 Rugby World Cup. Australian rugby has a five-year lead-up to the third-largest sporting event on the planet after this week winning hosting rights for the 2027 World Cup. By the time the tournament begins, it will be 24 years since the likes of Lote Tuqiri, Wendell Sailor and Mat Rogers graced the Wallabies back line after accepting lucrative contracts to switch codes from rugby league in the early 2000s. The Wallabies have a history of poaching top league talent – including Timana Tahu, Israel Folau, Karmichael Hunt and Suliasi Vunivalu in more recent times – and RA is ready to …
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