Fans will be able to watch the greatest rugby league players from across the globe for as little as $10 when the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) is contested across New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea from 27 October until 2 December 2017.
With exactly One Year To Go until rugby league’s pinnacle international event kicks off, general public tickets are now available, going on sale this morning, Thursday 27 October 2016. Tickets* start at $10 for kids and concession card holders and $20 for adults, while a family of four can see World Cup action from as little as $45.
Pre-sales for the 15th edition of the tournament have been strong and fans are encouraged to get in early to secure the best seats at the best ticket prices.
Click here to view the RLWC2017 draw and ticket prices
RLWC2017 CEO, Andrew Hill, said the tournament would be a festival of rugby league with 450,000 fans expected to attend the tournament – a World Cup record.
“With 28 games in 13 cities across three countries, next year’s Rugby League World Cup will give more fans the opportunity to attend an international sporting event and see the greatest rugby league players from around the globe in their own backyard.
“When setting the ticket prices, value for money was our number one priority. We wanted to ensure families had the opportunity to share in this international experience and be part of a major sporting event.
“We’ve experienced higher than anticipated pre-sales, which highlights both the excitement surrounding the Rugby League World Cup and that fans appreciate our affordable, family-friendly ticket prices. I would certainly encourage all fans to secure their tickets early to take advantage of these prices and prepare themselves for what will be the greatest Rugby League World Cup.”
RLWC2017 General Manager – New Zealand Operations, Andrea Nelson, said the RLWC2017 will give New Zealanders the opportunity to cheer on the Kiwis for the first time on home soil since 2014.
“The last time the Rugby League World Cup was held in the Southern Hemisphere the Kiwis were victorious in holding aloft the Paul Barrière Trophy, here’s hoping history repeats itself in 2017.
“Rugby League World Cup games will be played in Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton and Wellington giving fans across the length and breadth of the country the opportunity to get behind the Kiwis in what is an exciting pool featuring Samoa, Scotland and Tonga.”
With 11 teams already confirmed, the final three teams will come from the European Qualifying tournament currently being contested. Two of the three teams will be confirmed this Saturday 29 October (GMT) when Italy hosts Wales in Monza and Ireland hosts Russia in Bray, with the winners of these two games qualifying for RLWC2017. The losers will play off in Leigh (England) on Friday 4 November (GMT), with the winner of this final qualifying series to secure the final spot in the 14 team RLWC2017.
Single Game tickets went on sale to the general public at 10am (at local time of chosen RLWC2017 venue), Thursday 27 October 2016 from RLWC2017.com or via Ticketek (Ticketmaster in Western Australia).
Fans can purchase up to 20 tickets per game in one transaction;
• New Zealand Ticketek Group Booking hotline (8.30am – 5.00pm NZT): +64 9 307 5058
• Australia Ticketek Group Booking hotline (9.00am – 5.00pm AEDT): 1300 364 001 or email@example.com
• Perth tickets only: Australia Ticketmaster Group Booking hotline (9.00am – 5.00pm AWST): 1300 889 278 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket details for pool games played in Papua New Guinea, as well as Rugby League Women’s World Cup pool matches and semi-finals will be announced in due course.