• 31 match tournament due to be held at twelve stadiums across the country
• Women’s 2021 World Cup and Wheelchair 2021 World Cup also awarded to England
• England beat off competition from the USA/Canada, who have been awarded the 2025 World Cup
Canada’s Wolverines will face Jamaica first up in an attempt to qualify for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, while the USA will take on newcomers Chile, the first South American representatives.
The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) is delighted to announce that England has been awarded the rights to stage the 2021 Rugby League Men’s and Women’s World Cups.
Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has announced Manchester Metropolitan University as its Official University Partner. The sponsorship will include the two organisations collaborating to deliver impactful research, integrate the world class facilities the University has with the tournament, and positively engage with a range of audiences, including the student community.
A dominant first half, which saw them 32-0 ahead at the break, saw Greece qualify for the final stages of the 2021 World Cup European qualifiers, where they will face Scotland and Russia, with the top two sides advancing. They were also crowned European Championship C winners.
A Jordan Meads penalty goal, as part of the Greece skipper’s 16 point tally, just saw his side home with a narrow 28-26 win in the Dinamo Stadium, Kharkiv against Ukraine. If the Greeks now earn a point at home to Malta in Athens, they will take the European Championship C – South crown, and play either Germany or Norway from the North group in a play-off for the next round of European 2021 World Cup qualifying matches, in 2019.