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It has been confirmed that the West Indies Rugby League will compete in the Middlesex 9?s qualification tournament, and will face off between 7 to 11 other sides in order to qualify for the main tournament which will be held on July 18 at New River Stadium.
With only 16 spots available, and around 20 ? 30 sides all wanting a chance to compete in the tournament in was necessary for the organisers, the London Skolars to hold a qualification tournament which will take place at either the end of June or start of July.
Operations manager Dane Campbell commented on the announcement stating:
?The Middlesex 9?s will be our first hit out for the year, so competing in a qualification tournament will be an excellent opportunity to allow players to mix, and for our coaching staff to determine the best side for Rugby League Nines?
?With the West Indian side going into the tournament in the hope of reaching the finals, any lead up clashes before hand will be extremely beneficial.?
The West Indian Rugby League will now continue on its process of pulling together players for the tournament, with British based Player Liaison, Cornel Earle (pictured right) leading the charge.