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Hill takes over as RLWC chief executive

  • Hill takes over as RLWC chief executive

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 29: Rugby league team manager Gareth Holmes (L) of Australia, captain Cameron Smith (C) and Andrew Hill from the Australian Rugby League Commission, line-up just before meeting Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (not pictured) during a reception for the Rugby League World Cup at Clarence House on October 29, 2013 in London, England. The tournament, which began on Saturday, has 14 teams competing and is being hosted by England and Wales with matches also taking place in France and Ireland. The final will be held in Manchester on November 30. (Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

NRL game development manager Andrew Hill has been appointed as the new chief executive for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup organising committee.

Hill will step aside from his NRL duties to take on the role after Michael Brown quit in July following the controversial release of the tournament's schedule, which included just two games in Sydney.

"Rugby league is well placed both domestically and internationally to experience growth in participation and popularity in the coming years and I see the Rugby League World Cup in 2017 as the ideal platform for us achieving this," Hill said.

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