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RLWC2021 and NuArca Labs launch Digital Collectables Marketplace

The first 2,021 fans to sign up to the marketplace will receive a free digital collectable.

Wigan’s DW Stadium to host RLWC2021 Movember Mental Fitness Match

The iconic Rugby League stadium will stage the double header match day on the 5th November 2022, with England women taking on Canada before a men's Quarter-Final match.

Squads on the Tyne Festival coming to Newcastle

From Friday 14 October - Sunday 16 October 2022, the three-day festival will be open to primary and secondary schools, as well as junior rugby league clubs, mixed touch rugby teams, PDRL and masters RL (35+).

France to host Rugby League World Cup 2025

​Rugby League World Cup 2021 today congratulates the Federation Francaise de Rugby a XIII following confirmation that France is to stage the 17th Rugby League World Cup in 2025.

RLWC2021 named official representatives for UK National Day at Expo 2020

One month to go till UK National Day is set to takeover Expo 2020 Dubai with a feast of all things British

Official RLWC2021 Match Ball to honour pioneer Clive Sullivan MBE

The ball has been designed in partnership with Steeden and the Sullivan family to pay tribute to Clive and mark the 50-year anniversary of 1972 Great Britain team he captained to World Cup glory.

RLWC2021 closes London Stock Exchange to celebrate new tournament schedule

RLWC2021 Ambassadors Oliver Thomason and Jodie Cunningham were joined by Rugby League legends, including Shaun Wane and Martin Offiah MBE, for the closing ceremony.

Full Schedule revealed and tickets available now for 2022

All 18 original host town and cities remain involved with, all tournament finals now to be played in Manchester with Manchester Central set to host the wheelchair final.

Bigger and better. New schedule and tickets on sale from 9am Friday

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 officially begins today (15 November) as we can confirm the 61-match schedule will be revealed in full on Friday 19 November at 9am GMT.

International fixtures confirmed for Autumn 2021

Four England teams will play five fixtures this autumn to step up the nation’s preparations for the Rugby League World Cup which will now be staged in the autumn of 2022.

RLWC2021 announces dates for 2022

The tournament will now take place between 15 October and 19 November 2022.

RLWC2021 will now be staged in 2022

We hope ticket holders will remain supportive and can't wait for you to join us at an even bigger and better tournament next year.

Behind the Line: Paul McShane

Ahead of today's Challenge Cup final, England Men international, Paul McShane, talks to us about his early Rugby League career, representing England at a young age and his aims ahead of this year’s World Cup.

Behind the Line: Theo Fages

Ahead of today's Challenge Cup final, France Men international, Theo Fages, talks to us about his journey into Rugby League, leaving France at an early age and his excitement to represent his country at this year’s World Cup.

Behind the Line: Elliot Kear

In a special St David’s Day edition, Wales Men international, Elliot Kear, talks to us about his nation’s fixtures at RLWC2021, the importance of Welsh fans and highlights the potential stars for Wales at this year’s tournament.

Behind the Line: Lachlan Coote

Hear from Scotland Men international, Lachlan Coote, as he talks to us about his pride in representing his grandma's heritage, his excitement for RLWC2021 and the special atmosphere that British fans create.

Teams learn their fate in RLWC2021 coin toss

The coin-toss was originally planned to be held in Manchester but today, the event was conducted virtually to decide the 'home team' for all group stage matches.

Anfield Stadium to provide world famous stage for Mental Fitness Match

Through the tournament’s innovative partnership with Movember and Rugby League Cares, the Anfield Stadium double header will be branded the Mental Fitness Match Day.

Full RLWC2021 fixture schedule announced

The full tournament schedule which will kick off with a sensational opening day featuring hosts England, who will take on Samoa at St James’ Park, Newcastle on October 23.

Black lives matter statement

​Black lives matter - and the sport of Rugby League stands in solidarity with players, coaches, fans, volunteers, staff and supporters in the struggle against racism and discrimination.

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