15 Jul 2021
100 days to go until Rugby League World Cup 2021
Today, the Rugby League World Cup announced that it will go ahead this Autumn, with 100 days to go.
England face Samoa in the opening game of the tournament at St James' Park, with just 100 days to go until what is expected to be the biggest and best World Cup yet.
Fans can now purchase tickets via the official RLWC2021 website.
Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of RLWC2021, said:
“We are delighted to be able to provide clarity and certainty to fans, players, partners, media and those that have supported our journey over the past few years. We have an overwhelming desire to deliver the biggest and best ever Rugby League World Cup and through our determination and decisiveness we will be able to achieve this vision.
"We recognise there are still many challenges ahead, but we will work relentlessly and will take the most extraordinary measures with the support of all involved to stage the tournament in 100 days time.
“Despite the adversity we have faced, we have never lost sight of our core purpose of making a positive impact on people’s lives. Our social impact programme has and will continue to be a beacon of much needed positivity and hope in communities across England.
“We have no doubt that the Rugby League family, along with the 20,021 key workers we have invited, the many fans who will see the action live in the stadiums across England and the millions watching around the world will be part of a unifying celebration of sport and humanity.”