Anfield could host 2016 Rugby League Four Nations Final

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A spokesman for the Rugby Football League has confirmed that Anfield is being considering for the 2016 Four Nations Final.

The match will be the culmination of the tournament between England, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia – while Coventry’s Ricoh Arena and the Olympic Stadium are already confirmed venues for preliminary matches.

“We can confirm Anfield is one of the venues being considered for the Four Nations Series but nothing has been finalised,” the spokesman said, reported by ITV.

Anfield has been used for Rugby League before, hosting the World Club Challenge in 1991 (20,152 turned up), while 12,329 came to watch a clash between St Helens and Castleford in 1997.

Without Liverpool, Anfield was used for Euro 1996 and Manchester United even played a ‘home’ game at Anfield in 1971 – when Old Trafford was banned as supporters had thrown knives into an away section the previous season.

In the 1920s, boxing title fights were held at our ground, while the Harlem Globetrotters even played here in 1958!

Whether Liverpool FC will accept the RFL’s proposal is another matter of course. The match is scheduled to take place on November 19, a typically busy month in our schedule – especially if we’re going to be involved in Europe.

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