Wigan's DW Stadium WILL be a World Cup venue

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Wigan's DW Stadium WILL be a World Cup venue

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Wigan has been added to the list of venues for the revised 2021 Rugby League World Cup schedule.

The DW Stadium was left off the original list but will now step in to host one of the men's quarter-finals in 2022 as well as the women's group game between England and Canada on November 5.

The double-header was due to take place at Anfield which is now unavailable while the wheelchair final which was due to be held at Liverpool's M&S Bank Arena on November 18 will now be held at Manchester Central.

It means Manchester will be the venue for all three finals, with Old Trafford hosting a men's and women's double-header final on November 19.

The only other amendment to the schedule involves a fixture swap. Australia's opening group game with Fiji on October 15 will now be played at Headingley due to a clash with an event in Hull and, in return, the MKM Stadium will now host New Zealand's game with Jamaica on October 22.

The five-week tournament will kick off as planned at St James' Park, Newcastle, on October 15 with the opening ceremony, followed by hosts England taking on Samoa.

Arsenal's Emirates Stadium and Elland Road will host the men's semi-finals.

The women's tournament opens at Headingley on November 1 while a double-header at London's Copper Box kicks off the wheelchair event on November 3.

The full, revised 61-match schedule, with the vast majority of the 21 venues and 18 host towns and cities based in the north of England, was unveiled at a media briefing in Manchester on Friday - 12 months out from the final.

World Cup chief executive Jon Dutton said: "We have achieved our objective in delivering minimal disruption to the existing 61-match schedule and I want to place on record my thanks to all those who have made it possible.

"Every host town and city who joined us on this journey remains involved and they will set the stage for the very best that the sport has to offer.

"There are world-class, compelling matches, across all three tournaments at some of the most iconic venues across England.

"We are delighted to make tickets available to purchase again and supporters can now look forward to being part of this unique global event.

With match dates and locations confirmed, the excitement will only intensify as we look to the horizon and the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup."

Organisers have pledged to make the 16th World Cup the biggest and best despite being forced to postpone it by 12 months.

They say Australia and New Zealand, whose decision to withdraw due to safety concerns over the coronavirus pandemic prompted the delay, are among the 32 teams to fully commit to the tournament in 2022.

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Re: Wigan's DW Stadium WILL be a World Cup venue

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Full Rugby League World Cup 2022 schedule: Dates, venues and kick-off times

The full schedule for the tournament is out, and we've got them all in one place.

England will kick-off the 2022 Rugby League World Cup at St James' Park against Samoa.

A newly revised schedule for the tournament has been confirmed by organisers, with the tournament starting on October 15th and culminating a year today with a triple-header final in Manchester on November 19th.

Shaun Wane's side will head to Newcastle, Bolton and Sheffield during the group stages to take on Samoa, France and Greece respectively.

Should they win they will head to Wigan's DW Stadium, which has replaced Anfield as a venue for the tournament.

There are world class, compelling matches, across all three tournaments at some of the most iconic venues across England.

“We are delighted to make tickets available to purchase again and supporters can now look forward to being part of this unique global event. With match dates and locations confirmed, the excitement will only intensify as we look to the horizon and the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup.”

Tickets for all 61 games of the tournament, which will be broadcast on the BBC, are back on sale and can be purchased via: www.rlwc2021.com/tickets

Here's a full schedule for all three tournaments.

Men’s fixtures

Saturday October 15th

England v Samoa, Group A, St James’ Park (Newcastle), 2.30pm

Australia v Fiji, Group B, Headingley Stadium (Leeds), 7.30pm

Sunday October 16th

Scotland v Italy, Group B, Kingston Park (Newcastle), 2.30pm

Jamaica v Ireland, Group C, Headingley (Leeds), 5pm

New Zealand v Lebanon, Group C, Halliwell Jones Stadium (Warrington), 7.30pm

Monday October 17th

France v Greece, Group A, Keepmoat Stadium (Doncaster), 7.30pm

Tuesday October 18th

Tonga v Papua New Guinea, Group D, Totally Wicked Stadium (St Helens), 7.30pm

Wednesday October 19th

Wales v Cook Islands, Group D, Leigh Sports Village (Leigh), 7.30pm

Friday October 21st

Australia v Scotland, Group B, Ricoh Arena (Coventry), 7.30pm

Saturday October 22nd

Fiji v Italy, Group B, Kingston Park (Newcastle), 2.30pm

England v France, University of Bolton Stadium (Bolton), 5pm

New Zealand v Jamaica, Group C, MKM Stadium (Hull), 7.30pm

Sunday October 23rd

Lebanon v Ireland, Group C, Leigh Sports Village (Leigh), 2.30pm

Samoa v Greece, Group A, Keepmoat Stadium (Doncaster), 5pm

Monday October 24th

Tonga v Wales, Group D, Totally Wicked Stadium (St Helens), 7.30pm

Tuesday October 25th

Papua New Guinea v Cook Islands, Group D, Halliwell Jones Stadium (Warrington), 7.30pm

Friday October 28th

New Zealand v Ireland, Group C, Headingley (Leeds), 7.30pm

Saturday October 29th

England v Greece, Group A, Bramall Lane (Sheffield), 2.30pm

Fiji v Scotland, Group B, Kingston Park (Newcastle), 5pm

Australia v Italy, Group B, Totally Wicked Stadium (St Helens), 7.30pm

Sunday October 30th

Lebanon v Jamaica, Group C, Leigh Sports Village (Leigh), 12pm

Tonga v Cook Islands, Group D, Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough), 2.30pm

Samoa v France, Group A, Halliwell Jones Stadium (Warrington), 5pm

Monday October 31st

Papua New Guinea v Wales, Group D, Keepmoat Stadium (Doncaster), 7.30pm

Friday November 4th

Quarter Final 1 – Winner B v Runner-up C, John Smith’s Stadium (Huddersfield), 7.30pm

Saturday November 5th

Quarter Final 2 – Winner/Runner-up A v Winner/Runner-up D, DW Stadium (Wigan), 2.30pm

Quarter Final 3 – Winner C v Runner-up B, MKM Stadium (Hull), 7.30pm

Sunday November 6th

Quarter Final 4 – Winner/Runner-up A v Winner/Runner-up D, University of Bolton Stadium (Bolton), 2.30pm

Friday November 11th

Semi Final 1 – Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 3, Elland Road (Leeds), 7.45pm

Saturday November 12th

Semi Final 2 – Winner QF 2 v Winner QF 4, Emirates Stadium (London), 2.30pm

Saturday November 19th

World Cup 2021 Final, Old Trafford (Manchester), 4pm

Women’s fixtures

Tuesday November 1st

England v Brazil, Group A, Headingley (Leeds), 2.30pm

Papua New Guinea v Canada, Group A, Headingley (Leeds), 5pm

Wednesday November 2nd

New Zealand v France, Group B, LNER Community Stadium (York), 5pm

Australia v Cook Islands, Group B, LNER Community Stadium (York), 7.30pm

Saturday November 5th

England v Canada, Group A, DW Stadium (Wigan), 12pm

Papua New Guinea v Brazil, Group A, MKM Stadium (Hull), 5pm

Sunday November 6th

New Zealand v Cook Islands, Group B, LNER Community Stadium (York), 5pm

Australia v France, Group B, LNER Community Stadium (York), 7.30pm

Wednesday November 9th

Canada v Brazil, Group A, Headingley (Leeds), 5pm

England v Papua New Guinea, Group A, Headingley (Leeds), 7.30pm

Thursday November 10th

France v Cook Islands, Group B, LNER Community Stadium (York), 5pm

Australia v New Zealand, Group B, LNER Community Stadium (York), 7.30pm

Monday November 14th

Semi-Final 1 – Winner B v Runner-up A, LNER Community Stadium (York), 5pm

Semi-Final 2 – Winner A v Runner-up B, LNER Community Stadium (York), 7.30pm

Saturday November 19th

World Cup Final – Old Trafford (Manchester), 1.15pm

Wheelchair fixtures


Thursday November 3rd

Spain v Norway, Group A, Copper Box Arena (London), 5pm

England v Australia, Group A, Copper Box Arena (London), 7.30pm

Friday November 4th

France v Wales, Group B, EIS (Sheffield), 11am

Scotland v USA, Group B, EIS (Sheffield), 1.30pm

Sunday November 6th

England v Spain, Group A, Copper Box Arena (London), 12pm


Australia v Norway, Group A, Copper Box Arena (London), 2.30pm

Monday November 7th

France v Scotland, Group B, EIS (Sheffield), 5pm

Wales v USA, Group B, EIS (Sheffield), 7.30pm

Wednesday November 9th

Australia v Spain, Group A, Copper Box Arena (London), 11am

England v Norway, Group A, Copper Box Arena (London), 1.30pm

Thursday November 10th

France v USA, Group B, EIS (Sheffield), 11am

Wales v Scotland, Group B, EIS (Sheffield), 1.30pm


Sunday November 13th

Semi Final 1 – Winner B v Runner-up A, EIS (Sheffield), 12pm

Semi Final 2 – Winner A v Runner up B, EIS (Sheffield), 2.30pm

Friday 18th November

World Cup Final – Manchester Central (Manchester), 7.30pm


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Re: Wigan's DW Stadium WILL be a World Cup venue

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Tonga v Papua New Guinea at St Helens; I reckon I'd be up for that as well as the England games. Should be some big hits there! :D
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