Australia and New Zealand commit to rescheduled 2021 Rugby League World Cup | Rugby League News

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The Rugby League World Cup will kick off on October 15, 2022 and conclude on November 19; the event was pushed again 12 months after the Australian Rugby League Commission and New Zealand Rugby League each pulled out due to issues round participant security amid Covid-19

Last Updated: 15/11/21 10:09am

Australia have won a record 11 Rugby League World Cups

Australia have received a document 11 Rugby League World Cups

Australia and New Zealand have signed up for the rescheduled 2021 Rugby League World Cup, organisers have confirmed.

The event, which was due to begin on October 23, was pushed again 12 months after the Australian Rugby League Commission and New Zealand Rugby League each pulled out due to issues round participant security amid Covid-19.

The competitors will now begin on October 15, 2022 and officers say that each the massive two, together with the opposite 30 competing nations throughout the boys’s, girls’s and wheelchair occasions, have absolutely dedicated to it.

Organisers have been compelled to revise the event schedule and say that, regardless of the delay, solely 5 matches have been impacted.

Liverpool FC, which was due to host a girls’s match between England and Canada and a males’s quarter-final, is not obtainable due to the Anfield Road enlargement work.

St James' Park will host the opening game between England and Samoa

St James’ Park will host the opening sport between England and Samoa

Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena, which was due to host the wheelchair last, can be unavailable due to prior commitments however Liverpool will nonetheless present the coaching bases for Italy and Tonga.

It is assumed Wigan’s DW Stadium has been earmarked to take over as host of the Anfield fixtures and must be confirmed when the complete 61-match schedule is revealed on Friday – one 12 months out from the boys’s and girls’s double-header last at Old Trafford when normal admission tickets go on sale.

England will nonetheless kick off the event with a bunch sport towards Samoa at St James’ Park, Newcastle.

Organisers additionally introduced the reintroduction of the Physical Disability Rugby League World Cup, to be held in Warrington, with Ireland as a sixth participant.

Australia beat England in the 2017 World Cup final

Australia beat England within the 2017 World Cup last

World Cup chief govt Jon Dutton stated: “For everyone involved in this trailblazing tournament, today is a very important and exciting milestone on our journey to 2022.

“We have suffered a setback however since that second in August we have now devoted all our power in the direction of rebuilding.

“A huge amount of work has gone in behind the scenes and thanks to so many people we have the opportunity to deliver a bigger and better tournament next autumn.”

Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston stated: “Rugby league means so much to many people across the country, so I’m delighted the Rugby League World Cup is on track to kick off next autumn.

“The UK has a robust document of internet hosting main worldwide sporting occasions and this might be one other improbable alternative to showcase our cities and cities, and to encourage our younger individuals to get entangled in sport.

“The Government is a keen supporter of rugby league and we absolutely can’t wait to host the world’s best teams in what is set to be a bumper year of sport and culture in 2022.”



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