London, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – The Rugby Football League, United Kingdom’s governing body for the sport, has denied reports about a one-off game pitting Great Britain’s rugby team against the Wallabies on December 6, 2014.
According to reports, the RFL has received letters about the game but it has not met the organizers and not expecting it to move any further.
Earlier, several media outlets reported that the RFL has agreed to a December 6, 2014 date with its Australian 15-a-side counterparts which would pit the Wallabies against a Great Britain rugby league side at Wembley Stadium.
Reports have it that English Rugby League boss and World Cup tournament director Nigel Wood secretly met with Australian Rugby Union (ARU) CEO Bill Pulver at London’s Grange Holborn Hotel in November.
The two parties then agreed to play with an estimated earning of $5 million each while players will earn around $50,000 each for a one-off appearance.
The commercial terms will be finalized in the coming weeks, according to reports.
Wood was desperate for the opportunity to promote rugby league in London on the back of the recent World Cup, particularly as the London Broncos are struggling to stay afloat in the Super League because of lack of interest.