The road to the rescheduled Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has recommenced with organisers confirming the 61-match schedule will begin on October 15, 2022.
The global event had previously been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but all 32 teams across the 21 nations participating in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions have fully committed to the tournament.
Emirates Stadium will host one of the semi-finals taking place on Saturday, November 12 and general admission tickets and hospitality packages for all 61 matches will go back on-sale on Friday, November 19 from 9am.
Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 chief executive officer, said: “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, but since that moment in August we have dedicated all our energy towards 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.
“I want to thank all partners, in particular the UK Government, our broadcast and commercial partners, the administrators of the competing nations for their full commitment, as well as our host towns, cities and venues for providing the perfect stage for the best players in world to shine.
“I also want to extend a special thanks to the incredible number of loyal fans who held onto their tickets and have continued to support this event that will see the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments take place simultaneously for the first time ever.”
We look forward to the build-up and hosting one of the marquee RLWC2021 games at Emirates Stadium in November 2022.
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