In just under one year's time, the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup in history will reach its thrilling climax in a showpiece weekend in Manchester featuring the wheelchair final followed by the double-header men's and women's final at Old Trafford. The full revised 61 match schedule for the tournament in 2022 having been revealed.
Five weeks of world-class sporting action begins at St James' Park, Newcastle on October 15 before Headingley Stadium, Leeds opens the women's tournament on November 1 and a double-header at the iconic Copper Box, London kicks off the wheelchair event on November 3. Full schedule is available here.
Only five RLWC2021 fixtures (four match-days) have been affected during the rescheduling of 61 matches staged at 21 iconic venues, across 18 host towns and cities These changes involve the switching of two fixtures between existing venues in Leeds and Hull and the relocation of fixtures from Anfield Stadium and M&S Bank Arena.
In the men's tournament, there will be one venue swap with the match between Australia and Fiji on the opening day (October 15) now taking place at Headingley Stadium, Leeds due to a clash with another event in Hull. In return, the MKM Stadium, Hull will now host New Zealand v Jamaica in Group C on October 22 - a fixture that was due to be played in Leeds.
Wigan's DW Stadium will provide the stage for the double-header which features the second men's quarter-final as well as England women v Canada women on November 5.
Manchester will create further sporting history by hosting all three tournament finals over a weekend of global Rugby League celebration. Manchester Central in the heart of the city centre will now host the wheelchair final on 18 November. The following day (November 19) the showpiece men's and women's double-header final will take place at Old Trafford, Manchester.
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