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!

RLWC General Tickets now on sale

Tickets Now On General Sale To Mark 200 Days To Go

Today (Tuesday 6 April) marks 200 days to go until the opening fixture of Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), and to celebrate this milestone, general admission tickets are now officially on sale. Buy tickets here.


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

Volunteer for Rugby League World Cup 2021


The RLWC2021 will be a once-in-a-lifetime moment for our sport and a life-changing experience for the communities it touches. Don’t miss out on the chance to be involved.

RLWC2021 will celebrate the inclusive and diverse population of England as well as the rich history of our host towns and cities. They are looking to partner with people from all backgrounds to bring the tournament to life for fans from England and abroad. With opportunities to get involved pre-tournament and during tournament time, there’s a volunteer role to suit you. Find out more here. 



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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



Every Wednesday, Leeds Rhinos are going to have a special feature on their website for World Cup Wednesdays; either looking forward to one of the seven RLWC2021 that will be hosted there, or reflecting on their World Cup history, or speaking to their players in the various mens, women and wheelchair teams. Check them out here.

rlwc 2021 hospitality

RLWC2021 Official Hospitality now on sale

RLWC Education Hub artwork

RLWC2021 Education Hub

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) provides a fantastic opportunity to inspire young people to embrace the power of sport.

The RLWC2021 Education Hub provides not only resources to support delivery of rugby league across primary and secondary schools, but also provides a vast array of cross-curricular lesson plans to educate primary age children using the excitement surrounding a world class sporting event happening right here in England!

Register HERE for free access to the full range of resources and to be first to hear about the incredible opportunities and projects RLWC2021 will deliver between now and the final whistle on November 27th 2021.

rlwc2021 Merchandise banner


Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has today launched its official online shop, which sees the first range of merchandise products available for fans.

Fans from across the world can now purchase official tournament merchandise, which includes items from Official Apparel Partner and world-class sportswear brand, Kappa.

A range of launch products are now available at, allowing fans to experience ‘The Power of Together’ and show their support for RLWC2021, which will see the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments running concurrently for the first time ever.

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