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RLIF seeks new chairman

The Rugby League International Federation are looking for a new chairman after New Zealander Scott Carter stepped down.

Carter, who succeeded Australian Colin Love in June 2011, has also resigned as chairman of the New Zealand Rugby League, citing business reasons.

"With (chief executive) Phil Holden now settled in nicely and the strategy in place for the next four years, it's a good time to bring in a new chair so that they can get up to speed and make a difference in time for the next World Cup," he said.

The RLIF is expected to appoint a new chairman at the annual meeting in Sydney on May 2, when Rugby Football League chief executive Nigel Wood, who is currently the deputy chair of the RLIF, will call for the appointment of a full-time executive.

Wood, who last week announced a profit of 3.7million from the 2013 World Cup hosted by England and Wales, criticised the RLIF for its failure to finalise a fixture format in the run-up to the next tournament in 2017.