World Cup Rugby League for Sheffield United’s ground?

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Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium could be among the venues used in a successful Rugby Football League bid to host the Rugby League World Cup in 2021 in England.

The RFL today wants to make 2021 the biggest and most watched tournament in the sports history targeting one million spectators, double the number achieved in 2013.

If the bid is successful, twelve stadiums across the country will be selected from a shortlist which includes Bramall Lane, a variety of Rugby League stadiums and a number of well-known sporting venues such as Old Trafford, Etihad Stadium, St James’ Park and Wembley.

Sheffield United chiefs are still waiting for confirmation that their stadium will host an open-air Kell Brook v Jessie Vargas boxing match in September.