2017 Rugby League World Cup: BBC coverage

Media playback is not supported on this device

Australia thrash NZ to win World Cup
Rugby League World Cup on the BBC
Venues: Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea
Dates: 27 October to 2 December
Coverage: Watch live coverage and highlights on BBC TV, Connected TV, online & the BBC Sport app and listen live on BBC Radio 5 live & sports extra.

BBC Sport will bring you live coverage of the Rugby League World Cup across BBC TV, radio, Connected TV and online.

There will be live TV and radio coverage of every England group game, plus a quarter-final, one semi-final and the final. There will also be coverage of Scotland, Wales and Ireland's matches and highlights from across the tournament.

The tournament starts on 27 October as England face Australia in Melbourne, with the final in Brisbane on 2 December.

Joint-hosts Australia are the holders following a 34-2 victory over New Zealand at Old Trafford in 2013, crowning them world champions for a record 10th time.

England, the world's number three side, hope to go one step further after reaching the semi-finals four years ago, and face the holders, France and Lebanon in Group A.

In Group B, Scotland will face 2013 runners-up New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga while Wales and Ireland meet in a three-team Group C also containing Papua New Guinea. Fiji, United States and Italy make up Group D.

The BBC Sport website and app will feature all TV and radio coverage as well as selected text commentaries and reports of all matches.

BBC coverage times

Times are BST and GMT and subject to late changes.

Further coverage will be announced later in the tournament when times, channels and matches are confirmed.

Group stage

Friday, 27 October

England v Australia

09:00-12:00, BBC Two

10:00-12:05, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Forum

12:00-12:30, BBC Red Button

Highlights

23:50-00:20, BBC Two (00:20-00:50 in Northern Ireland)

Saturday, 28 October

Papua New Guinea v Wales

06:00-08:05, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Highlights

14:30-16:15, BBC One

Sunday, 29 October (times GMT)

Highlights

17:00-18:00, BBC Two (23:15-00:15 in Northern Ireland and 01:30-02:30 in Scotland)

Friday, 3 November

Highlights

23:50-00:20, BBC Two (00:20-00:50 in Scotland)

Saturday, 4 November

England v Lebanon

08:30-11:30, BBC Two

08:40-10:45, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Highlights

13:15-14:15, BBC One

Sunday, 5 November

Fiji v Wales

08:40-10:45, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Highlights

16:00-17:30, BBC Two

Saturday, 11 November

Highlights

13:15-14:00, BBC One

Sunday, 12 November

England v France

09:30-12:30, BBC Two

Highlights

23:20-00:20, BBC Two

Quarter-finals

* Details of live TV and radio coverage will be confirmed after the group stage has finished

Friday, 17 November

Highlights

13:00-14:00, BBC Two

Saturday, 18 November

Highlights

13:15-14:00, BBC One

Sunday, 19 November

Highlights

14:00-15:30, BBC Two

Semi-finals

* The BBC will show one of the semi-finals and choose the match once the quarter-finals have concluded

Friday, 24 November

Live*

08:30-11:30, BBC Two

Highlights

13:00-14:00, BBC Two

Saturday, 25 November

Live*

04:30-07:30, BBC One

Highlights

13:15-14:00, BBC One

Final

Saturday, 2 December

Live

08:30-11:00, BBC One

Highlights

18:00-19:00, BBC Two

Top Stories