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Rugby League World Cup 2021 (POSTPONED)

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Watch Rugby League’s top national teams go head to head in Rugby League World Cup, a historic competition, first held in 1954.


The Rugby League World Cup has been postponed – check back later for more information. 

See the peak of the Rugby League calendar as the world’s best teams battle it out to be winners of the Rugby League World Cup 2021.

For the first time in Rugby League history, the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions will be played together in one unmissable event on the sport’s biggest stage.

Join the excitement as more teams than ever compete to be crowned Rugby League World Cup Champions, with 32 teams from 21 nations competing in 21 stadiums across England – many of them in London.

Head over to London’s Copper Box Arena to watch the opening clash between England and Australia that kickstarts the wheelchair games. The venue will host the England group in the wheelchair tournament and be the team base for four of the eight wheelchair teams: England, Australia, Norway and Spain.

Competition in the men’s tournament will be fierce with four groups fighting for the trophy. Catch the action at the Emirates Stadium in north London, which will host the men’s semi-finals.

RLWC2021 will conclude in an epic Finals Weekend with the wheelchair championships final happening in Liverpool and the men’s and women’s taking place in Manchester.

Tickets are now on sale. Demand is expected to be high, so book your tickets now to avoid missing out.

Important information

The Rugby League World Cup was due to take place from 23 October to 27 November 2021, but will now take place from 15 October to 19 November 2022.

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