RLWC2021 set to rock Super League Stadia
Today saw the announcement of the full schedule for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, including the Mens, Womens and Wheelchair tournaments played alongside each other for the first time in the competitions history.
Several recognisable Super League stadiums will be hosting some mouthwatering ties next October and November. Here's a run down of those fixtures;
Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds
The home of Leeds Rhinos will host 3 mens group games featuring New Zealand, Jamaica and Ireland and a further 8 Womens group games featuring England, PNG, Brazil and Canada.
Pick of the games:
Mens: New Zealand v Jamaica (30 October)
Womens: England v PNG (17 November)
🗓️ The #RLWC2021 schedule is here!
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— Rugby League World Cup 2021 (@RLWC2021) July 21, 2020
Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington
Warrington Wolves' home ground will see three Mens group games with New Zealand, Lebanon, PNG, Samoa, France and the Cook Islands all taking to the field.
Pick of the games: PNG v Cook Islands (2 November)
John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Whilst no group games will take place at the home of the Giants, fans will get to see a Mens quarter-final (Winner Group B v Runner-up Group C) which is likely to feature Australia (Group B) and anyone one from Lebanon, Jamaica or Ireland.
KCOM Stadium, Hull
A regular international venue for Rugby League in the UK, the KCOM stadium will host a mouthwatering opening day game as Australia take on Fiji in a repeat of the 2017 (and 2013) semi-final. Three weeks later the stadium will host a cross tournament double header as fans will get to see a group game from the Womens tournament (PNG v Brazil) before watching a Mens quarter-final which could feature New Zealand and Fiji.
Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens
Fans are set for a treat in St Helens as Kristian Woolf's powerhouse of a Tonga side come to town! They'll play two of their three group games in the town against PNG and Wales. The third group game at the stadium sees World Champions Australia face Italy.
Pick of the games: Tonga v PNG (26 October)
Fans wanting to watch England Men will get to visit Newcastle (v Samoa), Bolton (v France) and Sheffield (v Greece) in the group stages. England Women will play two games at Headingley (Brazil & PNG), with a game at Anfield (Canada) as part of a double header with a Mens quarter-final. The England wheelchair team will face Australia, Norway and Spain at the iconic Copper Box in London, an arena used in London 2012 Olympic Games.
The tournament will finish at the home of the Super League Grand Final, Old Trafford on 27 November with a Mens and Womens double header of Finals on the same day.
Full details of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup schedule, along with ticket information can be found here.