Rugby League

RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP 2021

THE PINNACLE OF INTERNATIONL RUGBY LEAGUE

The Rugby League World Cup has been the pinnacle of international rugby league since 1954 - contested every four years, and with a series of qualification tournaments leading up to it. In 2021, for the first time, the men's, women's and wheelchair competitions will be staged in a single, celebratory event, culminating in an epic finals weekend to crown the champions of each.

AN UNMISSABLE EVENT

The three tournaments will take place across 21 venues throughout England. In 2021, more teams than ever will compete for the Rugby League World Cup - both the women’s and wheelchair competitions will be contested by two groups of four teams, whilst the men’s tournament will see 16 teams compete across four groups.

All 61 matches will be played at venues across England between Saturday 23 October and Saturday 27 November 2021.

WORLD-CLASS CONTENT

Jonathan Neill, RLWC2021 Commercial Director, said: “The appointment of RDA as our international media distribution rights agency supports our ambition to make this the biggest, best, most accessible and viewed Rugby League World Cup ever.

“Our broadcast distribution and coverage is critical to that and we want to ensure that as many people as possible around the world are able to watch and engage with the tournament, both in established rugby league territories such as Australia and New Zealand, but also in new and emerging markets.”