The 2021 Rugby League World Cup will see 16 teams battle to be crowned champions of the rugby league world. The tournament, which will be hosted by England, is set to run between Saturday, October 23 and Saturday, November 27.
The full fixture for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup has been revealed, with Australia pitted against Scotland, Fiji and Italy in Group B of the tournament.
Reigning champions Australia and New Zealand have yet to commit to the tournament, and NRL clubs are nervous about releasing their players, who would have to quarantine for two weeks on their return.
NRL clubs are expected to supply the bulk of players for half of the 16 nations competing in the men’s tournament and officials have been holding talks with the Australian Rugby League Players Association, including offering to lay on charter flights to reduce the risks associated with long-distance travel.
The tournament itself will kick off earlier in the day on October 23, with hosts England up against Samoa.
Check out the full fixture for the RLWC 2021 below.
GROUP A – England, Samoa, France, Greece
GROUP B – Australia, Fiji, Scotland, Italy
GROUP C – New Zealand, Lebanon, Ireland, Jamaica
GROUP D – Tonga, PNG, Cook Islands, Wales
|23rd Oct||11.30pm||England vs Samoa||St James’ Park, Newcastle|
|24th Oct||4.30am||Australia vs Fiji||The KCOM Stadium, Hull|
|24th Oct||11.30pm||Scotland vs Italy||Kingston Park, Newcastle|
|25th Oct||2.00am||Jamaica vs Ireland||Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds|
|25th Oct||4.30am||New Zealand vs Lebanon||Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington|
|25th Oct||11.30pm||France vs Greece||The Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster|
|27th Oct||4.30am||Tonga vs PNG||Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens|
|28th Oct||4.30am||Wales vs Cook Islands||Leigh Sports Village, Leigh|
|30th Oct||4:30am||Australia vs Scotland||Ricoh Arena, Coventry|
|30st Oct||11:30pm||Fiji vs Italy||Kingston Park, Newcastle|
|31st Oct||2:00am||England vs France||University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton|
|31st Oct||4:30am||New Zealand vs Jamaica||Headingley, Leeds|
|1st Nov||12:30am||Lebanon vs Ireland||Leigh Sports Village, Leigh|
|1st Nov||3:00am||Greece vs Samoa||The Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster|
|2nd Nov||5:30am||Tonga vs Wales||Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens|
|3rd Nov||5.30am||PNG vs Cook Islands||Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington|
|6th Nov||5.30am||New Zealand vs Ireland||Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds|
|7th Nov||12.30am||England vs Greece||Bramall Lane, Sheffield|
|7th Nov||3.00am||Fiji vs Scotland||Kingston Park, Newcastle|
|7th Nov||5.30am||Australia vs Italy||Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens|
|7th Nov||10.00pm||Lebanon vs Jamaica||Leigh Sports Village, Leigh|
|8th Nov||12.30am||Tonga vs Cook Islands||Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough|
|8th Nov||3.00am||Samoa vs France||Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington|
|9th Nov||5.30am||PNG vs Wales||The Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster|
|13th Nov||5.30am||Group B (1st) vs Group C (2nd)||The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield|
|14th Nov||12.30am||Group A (1st) vs Group D (2nd)||Anfield, Liverpool|
|14th Nov||5.30am||Group C (1st) vs Group B (2nd)||The KCOM Stadium, Hull|
|15th Nov||12.30am||Group D (1st) vs Group A (2nd)||University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton|
|20th Nov||5.45am||Semi Final #1||Elland Road, Leeds|
|21st Nov||12.30am||Semi Final #2||The Emirates Stadium, London|
|28th Nov||3.00am||Final||Old Trafford, Manchester|
Fixtures and schedule for the women’s tournament has also been revealed.