England will find out on Thursday who they face in next year’s Rugby League World Cup in this country as Prince Harry makes the tournament draw at Buckingham Palace.
It is his first public engagement since he and the Duchess of Sussex announced they want to step back as full-time royals last week, and brings increased spotlight on the sport’s showpiece event.
Prince Harry is expected to meet representatives of the 21 nations taking part and local children playing rugby.
What channel is it on and is there a RLWC 2021 live stream?
The event is being streamed live across RLWC 2021 platforms including Facebook and Twitter and their website , while the Royal Family will also broadcast the draw on their own channels.
Where is it being held?
The draw is being held at Buckingham Palace.
How does the draw work?
Hosts England are placed in Pool A, world champions Australia into Group B, New Zealand into Group C and Tonga into Group D.
The remaining 12 teams are then split into three pots as follows:
Check out the full fixture for the RLWC 2021 below.
GROUP A – England, Samoa, France, Greece
GROUP B – Australia Kangaroos, Fiji Bati, Scotland, Italy
GROUP C – New Zealand kiwis , Lebanon, Ireland, Jamaica
GROUP D – Tonga, PNG, Cook Islands, Wales
2021 Rugby League World Cup Schedule
|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|