The draw was made by Prince Harry, the patron of the Rugby Football League. It took place at Buckingham Palace with the Prince along with alongside Dame Katherine Grainger DBE (former Olympic rowing champion) and Jason Robinson OBE (former Rugby League player). It covers men's, women's and wheelchair competitions.
|Men's World Cup|
|Group D||Tonga||PNG||Wales||Cook Is|
|Women's World Cup|
|Group B||Australia||NZ||France||Cook Is|
|Wheelchair World Cup (Men)|
In the men's draw, Jamaica is a surprise package, qualifying ahead of the USA and Canada. So too is Greece, where the game is severely hampered at home by authorities. Hopefully, qualifying will help the situation there.
For the women, Brazil is new to the game and the dark horse for that tournament. As for the Wheelchair games, it's nice to see three non traditional sides there in Norway, Spain and USA.