TODAY marks 150 days to go until the start of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021).
The trail-blazing tournament kicks-off at St James’ Park, Newcastle on Saturday 15 October later this year.
The tournament has marked the latest milestone by sharing a montage of reasons to be excited from ambassadors, players, stakeholders, community clubs and partners that will be spread across the tournament’s channels all day.
RLWC2021 will be a breakthrough moment in the tournament’s history with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being staged together for the first time. The three tournaments will take place across 21 venues throughout England with all 61 games being broadcast live on the BBC.
Tournament Ambassador Kevin Sinfield focused on looking forward to seeing how all three England teams are going to perform and hopes for silverware. England women’s international Courtney Winfield-Hill can’t wait to play in front of those passionate crowds in the north of England where the sport began. Tonga men’s head coach Kristian Woolf is excited to see his Tongan superstars represent their nation after a really difficult year and make the country proud.
Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of Rugby League World Cup 2021, added: “Today marks another significant milestone in the build up to our tournament and the online activity shows how much there is to look forward to as we continue our preparations to put on the biggest, best and most inclusive Rugby League World Cup of all time.
“I personally can’t wait to see that opening game at St James’ Park on October 15th, but it will be just one of 61 exciting fixtures taking place across England over the five weeks to follow in what will be a hugely exciting and impactful time for everyone associated with the sport.”
Ticket prices for the tournament start as low as £2.21 for concessions, as the unique tournament will be one of the most accessible and affordable for fans with more than 80% of tickets priced below £50. Fans can purchase tickets via www.rlwc2021.com/tickets.