Leeds is proud to be a host city for the Rugby League World Cup 2021. We can’t wait to welcome the Men’s teams from Jamaica and Ireland, and the Women’s teams from Brazil, Canada, Papua New Guinea and hosts England for the Rugby League World Cup 2021.

There is sure to be a carnival atmosphere in Leeds, as the city welcomes some of the biggest and best names in rugby league, across the men’s and women’s game, all six nations will be welcomed to what promises to be one of the biggest parties at RLWC2021.

No strangers to incredible sporting action and home to two venues at the tournament, Elland Road and Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds is in for a feast of rugby league action in 2021.

Be sure to follow @RLWC2021 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For any enquiries, please contact

We’ll continue to update this page with information so please check back soon!



Leeds Fixtures RLWC 2021


Jamaica v Ireland
Sunday 24 October 2021. Emerald Headingley Stadium

New Zealand v Jamaica
Saturday 30 October 2021. Emerald Headingley Stadium

New Zealand v Ireland
Friday 5 November 2021. Emerald Headingley Stadium

Friday 19 November 2021. Elland Road


England v Brazil
& Papua New Guinea v Canada
Tuesday 9 November 2021. Emerald Headingley Stadium

Canada v Brazil
& England v Papua New Guinea
Wednesday 17 November 2021. Emerald Headingley Stadium



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Jamaica (Men’s)
– Nickname: ‘The Reggae Warriors’
– Jamaican Rugby League Association was established in 2004
– Beat USA In November 2017 to qualify for the RLWC2021
Twitter: @jamrugbyleague
Instagram: @rugbyleaguejamaica
Facebook: @ReggaeWarriorsRugbyLeague


Ireland (Men’s)
– Played their first International fixture in 1995, beating USA 24-22
– Known as the ‘Wolfhounds’
– RLWC2021 will be their 5th World Cup appearance
Twitter: @Irelandrl
Instagram: @rugbyleagueireland
Facebook: @rugbyleagueireland


England (Women’s)
– Known as the ‘Lionesses’
– RLWC2021 semi-finalists
– Currently the 3rd ranked women’s team in the world
Twitter: @England_RL
Instagram: @englandrugbyleague
Facebook: @englandrl


Papua New Guinea (Women’s)
– Known as ‘The Orchids’
– RLWC2021 will be their 2nd world cup appearance
– Were the focus of the ‘Power Meri’ documentary, outlining the team’s route to RLWC2017
Twitter: @pngkumulsrl
Facebook: @PNGKumulsRL
Instagram: @pngrflkumuls


Brazil (Women’s)
– Winners of the South American Cup In 2018 with a 48-0 victory over Argentina
– RLWC2021 will be their first world cup appearance
– Former Huddersfield and Salford centre, Matt Gardener Is the coach
– Known as ‘The Amazonas’
Facebook: @brasilrugbyleague


Canada (Women’s)
– Known as the ‘Canadian Ravens’
– Made it to the semi-final of the Rugby League World Cup 2017, before losing out to eventual winners Australia.
Twitter: @canadarl
Instagram: @canada_rl
Facebook: @canadarugbyleague


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