Prince Harry 'draws' attention to 2021 Rugby League World Cup

WION Web Team London, London, Great Britain (UK) Jan 17, 2020, 02.55 PM(IST)

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex gestures during the draw for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 at Buckingham Palace in London on January 16, 2020. Photograph:( AFP )

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The draw was conducted by The Duke of Sussex, Jason Robinson, and Dame Katherine Grainger.

The World Cup draw for the rugby league was conducted in the Buckingham Palace on Thursday. 

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England has drawn with Samoa, France, and the Greeks in the group stage of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. 

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The draw managed to gather a lot of attention because Prince Harry, a big rugby fan made his first public appearance since the announcement about him stepping away from their senior royal duties. 

The draw was conducted by The Duke of Sussex, Jason Robinson, and Dame Katherine Grainger.

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Other groups consist of Australia, are in Group B and have been drawn with Fiji, Scotland, and Italy.

Group C  consists of Wales, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, and the Cook Islands.

In Group D New Zealand, Lebanon, Jamaica, and Ireland will play amongst themselves.

The tournament is set to begin on October 23 and will go on till November 27. 

England is set to face Samoa in the opening match of the tournament at St James Park, Newcastle on October 23.