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Sport NRL Nines returning in 2020 following recent World Cup; Perth set to host tournament

08:50  22 october  2019
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Perth will host the club-based NRL nines competition when the pre-season event returns to the calendar next year. While the contract hasn’t officially been inked, the city will pip Newcastle and Melbourne’s bids to stage the return of the abbreviated version of the game. The matches will be

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The NRL Nines is officially returning in 2020, with Perth set to host the two-day tournament for the first time next February following the success of last weekend's World Cup in Sydney.

During a press conference at HBF Park in Perth on Tuesday, NRL Head of Football Graham Annesley spoke about the importance of bringing back the most exciting form of rugby league.

And the belief is WA is the perfect spot to hold the return of the NRL Nines tournament. 

"Nines is the fastest form of our game. It shows the speed, agility and attacking prowess of our most exciting players," Annesley said.

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  Samoa in Nines box seat after early upsets Samoa have flogged Fiji 32-17 to put themselves in prime position to qualify for the World Cup Nines finals in Sydney. 1/4 SLIDES © Getty SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18: Maika Tudravu of Fiji scores a try during the round 1 Rugby League World Cup 9s match between Fiji and Samoa at Bankwest Stadium on October 18, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

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Perth has been named host city for the ATP Cup , the most highly anticipated event in world tennis, which will premiere in January 2020 . “This new tournament is expected to attract even more media interest, which will provide a valuable opportunity to promote Perth and our State to a global audience

"The sell-out crowd in Perth for State of Origin highlighted how much interest West Australians have in rugby league and we are committed to growing the game here.

"There are few better destinations than summer in Perth and we want this event to be a summer vibes festival. We're looking forward to seeing a stadium of colour to kick-off our 2020 season."

The Roosters, Rabbitohs and Cowboys were previous winners (Parramatta had theirs stripped) during 2014-17 when the event was held in Auckland.

But this time around there is a massive incentive for the NRL teams to send big-name players.

If a team can win both the Nines and NRL Telstra Premiership in the same season, they will receive $1 million.

WA tourism minister Paul Papalia said he was excited to bring the shorter form of the game across to WA after the success of the State of Origin fixture in 2019.

Lebanon shock France to start Nines

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Hosting the World Team Cup could require the State Government to invest in an infrastructure Roger Federer will return to Perth 's Hopman Cup for 2019 to defend his title. The only chance of the “ Following the ATP board vote this week, the process now is for more deep engagement with

"We're thrilled to have locked in the best in rugby league, playing in the fun, fast, Nines format," he said.

"We have earned our stripes by hosting some blockbuster NRL games in Perth, showing just how popular the sport is here in WA and how well we host big events.

The tournament will take place on February 14-15, 2020.  

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England set for two-match 2020 tour to Japan .
England will have spent almost two months in Japan by the time the World Cup comes to a close - but it sounds like they're not sick of the country yet. There has been no official word on the topic, but it appears that England will be returning to Japan next July to play a two-match series against the Brave Blossoms.England Rugby Travel, the official travel agents for the RFU, have already commenced promoting the tour on their website.The two-match series will double the total number of fixtures that have taken part between the two sides to date.In the 1987 World Cup, England cruised to a 60-7 victory over Japan in Sydney.

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