Trafford's Rugby League World Cup 2021 fixtures revealed



Old Trafford is to host men's and women's final in a double-header of RLWC2021 action.

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 tournament organisers have revealed the much-anticipated fixture schedule for what promises to be the biggest and best World Cup in the history of the sport, as the men’s, women’s and wheelchair teams all compete at the same time in a major sporting first.

Old Trafford will be hosting the men's and women's RLWC2021 finals, which will be played back-to-back on Saturday 27th November. The women's final will kick-off at 14.15pm, followed by the men's at 17.00pm.
In June, it was revealed that Trafford and Manchester will be the team training base for England and Australia's men's teams.

Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 Chief Executive, said:

“This is a huge moment for the tournament and for fans in our host cities and towns as we reveal the full fixture schedule. The tournament has been gaining momentum over recent months and fans can now look forward to being part of this unique global event. With match dates and locations confirmed, the excitement will only intensify.

RLWC2021 will bring together the very best that the sport has to offer, and you can see from the schedule that there is no end of world class, not-to-be-missed matches, across all three tournaments. It Is an exciting day for all our Rugby League fans and communities across England who will be proud and brilliant hosts to the travelling nations as together we deliver the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup to date."

Cllr Andrew Western, Leader of Trafford Council, said:

“I’m looking forward to seeing amazing rugby and memorable moments right here on our doorstep.

Trafford is synonymous with world-class sport and the Rugby League World Cup will be a fantastic event that will inspire young people.

I am particularly delighted that the men’s and women’s finals will take place on the same day for the first time. Old Trafford is the fitting place for this ground-breaking occasion. It is going to be an incredible event.”

With 61 fixtures over a six-week period the tournament will showcase a festival of world class sporting action. The dates, venues and kick-off times* for each of the three tournaments is now confirmed and available to view below and at

Posted on Tuesday 21st July 2020