Atlantic WC
Qualifying matches

The Atlantic Group Qualifying stages for the Rugby League World Cup will be held in New Jersey USA in October this year.

West Indies, South Afrcia, Japan and the United States will be competing in a round robin series where the highest ranked team will have a chance to take a place in the World Cup finals to be held in late 2008.

The fixtures have been announced by the AMNRL as follows.

Saturday 21st October
West Indies v South Africa
USA v Japan
at Sand Castle Staidum, New Jersey

Wednesday 25th October
Japan v West Indies
USA v South Africa
at Sand Castle Staidum, New Jersey

Saturday 28th October
South Africa v Japan
West Indies v USA
at Sand Castle Staidum, New Jersey

The highest placed Atlantic team will compete in a Repecharge Round in November 2007, against the 3rd ranked Pacific qualifying team and the 2nd ranked teams from the two European qualifying groups. The winner of that knock-out series will become one of the ten teams to compete in the World Cup finals.

Details of qualifications and other World Cup news can be found at, or via the 'World Cup 2008' link in the sidebar near the top left of the screen.