🏉 The Rugby League World Cup 2021 has lift-off at with London set to host matches at the Copper Box Arena and Emirates Stadium. Tickets are on sale at the RLWC2021 website.
The waiting is over for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 after it was postponed last year due to Covid-19. History will be made as for the first time the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments take place within one tournament. 61 matches will be played at venues across England between Saturday 15 October and Saturday 19 November 2021. Rugby League World Cup matches in London take place between Thursday 3 and Sunday 12 November.
Matches in the capital take place at the Copper Box Arena and Emirates Stadium which host the Group A wheelchair matches (England’s group) and a men’s semi-final respectively. England v Australia on Thursday 3 November at the Copper Box is already closing in on a 5,000 sell-out crowd a world record for a wheelchair match.
Stand by for nations to collide, legends to be made and champions to be crowned as the Rugby League World Cup returns to these shores for the first time since 2013 when England, Wales, France and Ireland combined to host the tournament.
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🎟️ TICKETS for Rugby League World Cup matches in London are on sale via the RLWC2021 website.
🏉 WHEELCHAIR TOURNAMENT – Matches in Group A (all double-headers) at the Copper Box Arena featuring England, Australia, Spain and Ireland as follows:
🕛 Thursday 3 November ~ Spain v Ireland at 5pm & England v Australia at 7.30pm.
🕒 Sunday 6 November ~ England v Spain at 12 noon & Australia v Ireland at 2.30pm.
🕒 Wednesday 9 November ~ Australia v Spain at 11am & England v Ireland t 1.30pm.
🏉 MEN’S TOURNAMENT at the Emirates Stadium as follows:
🕛 Saturday 12 November ~ Second semi-final at 2.30pm.
🚊🚗 Travel tips:
COPPER BOX ARENA ~ The nearest railway stations are Hackney Wick overground and Stratford International station (latter accessible from London St Pancras) both approximately a 10-minute walk. Stratford (with links to the underground and DLR) station is about a 15-minute walk. Plan your journey at the Transport for London website. Limited parking is available at the Copper Box Arena, however parking is available at the nearby Westfield Shopping Centre.
EMIRATES ARENA ~ Public transport is recommended with local tube, train and bus networks stopping just a short walk from the stadium. See this Get to the Emirates Stadium guide for details.
👀 For lots more great spectator action coming right up in London visit our ‘What’s On’ page here.