Rugby League World Cup 2021

Hull has been announced as a Host City for the Rugby League World Cup 2021!

The exciting news was revealed in Manchester this morning. Rugby League World Cup 2021 have today announced that Hull will host a group game and a quarter-final game.

Jon Dutton the Chief Executive of RLWC2021 said  “We are delighted that Hull will play a key role in the tournament as we stage two games in at the KCOM stadium, including a men’s quarter-final. The partners have displayed great commitment to the Rugby League World Cup and we look forward to working in partnership on a cultural programme, along with making plans to welcome the world to Hull.”

The tournament which is set to be the biggest, best, most attended and most viewed Rugby League World Cup ever will be played between 32 teams in October and November 2021. The tournament will be one of the most inclusive and diverse events ever hosted in England, promoting the three simultaneous disciplines of the men’s, women’s and wheelchair World Cup.

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 is being built to leave a long-lasting legacy that celebrates the heritage of the sport and increases the visibility, participation and interest in Rugby League on a global scale. The tournament will deliver some inspirational and memorable moments that will become highlights of the 2021 sporting calendar and beyond

Hull will host for as our nation welcomes world-class athletes, playing an incredible sport, performing on Rugby League’s biggest stage. The tournament aims to be the most digitally connected entertainment event in 2021.

Did you know?

  • Hull is home to 2 Rugby League teams, Hull KR and Hull FC. When they play against each other it is considered the biggest RFL derby in the World!
  • In 2021, for the first time, the Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair competitions will be staged in a single, celebratory event, culminating in an epic Finals Weekend to crown the champions of each.
  • 32 Teams will take on the challenge of the group stage, before knock out stages will decide who is in the final.

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