England international Josh Hodgson hopes Australia comes around and defends their world title at this year's Rugby League World Cup. The Canberra Raiders star has backed the decision for the tournament to go ahead in England at the end of the year and pledged to make himself available for selection. RLWC organisers said the tournament will go ahead as planned despite the world still being in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic. Every country apart from Australia has vowed to take part in the showcase event. It comes on the back of the successful running of soccer's European Championships, which were delayed a year before eventually going ahead.