Following the latest meeting of the European Rugby League board, it has been confirmed that the 2021 Americas Championship has been cancelled, due to ongoing logistical difficulties for the nations involved in the region caused by Covid-19..

Originally scheduled for Kingston, Jamaica in 2020 and featuring Chile, USA, Canada and the hosts, it was moved to America and re-arranged for May 2021 because of the pandemic, but has now further delayed until next year.

“The forced cancellation of the Americas Championship is extremely disappointing for all the nations, however, it is the only sensible choice as the members continue to battle the social and financial impact of Covid-19,” said Americas regional director, Romeo Monteith. “We are all hopeful that conditions that favour playing will return soon and as a region we can start planning for the next instalment of the Championship scheduled for 2022.”