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Summary

  1. Helen Skelton exclusively reveals which towns and cities have won the right to host RLWC matches
  2. She is joined by former England captain Kevin Sinfield, England Women’s player Jodie Cunningham
  3. England Wheelchair Rugby League player James Simpson and Chief Executive RLWC 2021 Jon Dutton
  4. This is for teams competing in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tour
  5. The Rugby League World Cup is being held in England in 2021 in under 1,000 days’ time

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. What are the venues?

    21 venues have been selected for the tournament.

    The venues are:

    Newcastle- St James' Park (52,405) will host the opening ceremony

    Sheffield- Bramall Lane (32,702) & English Institute of Sport

    Doncaster- Keepmoat Stadium (15,231)

    Hull- KCOM Stadium (25,586)

    York- York Community Stadium (8,005)

    Huddersfield- John Smith's Stadium (24,500)

    Leeds- Elland Road (37,890) & Headingley Stadium (21,062)

    Liverpool- Anfield (54,074)

    Manchester- Old Trafford (74,994)

    St. Helens- Totally Wicked Stadium (18,00)

    Preston- First training base to be revealed

    Warrington- Halliwell Jones Stadium (15,200)

    Wigan & Leigh- Leigh Sports Village (12,000)

    Bolton- University of Bolton Stadium (28,723)

    London- Emirates Stadium (60,260) & Copper Box Arena (7,500)

    Middlesbrough- Riverside Stadium (34,742)

    Workington- Workington community stadium (to be built)

    Coventry- Ricoh Arena (32,609)

  2. Who are the current holders?

    Australia beat England 6-0 in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Final at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane to lift the The Paul Barrière Trophy for the 11th time.

    You can watch highlights from the final below.

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    Video caption: Highlights from the Rugby League World Cup final between England and Australia
  3. Get Inspired: How to get into Rugby League

    Get Inspired

    #GetInspired

    Rugby league is a fast and dynamic game, which involves great strength, stamina and skill, and is played through the summer, so no muddy pitches, or cold, wet training nights!

    With so many variations, you don't have to play the full version of the game to be part of it.

    Whatever your age, gender, fitness level or technical ability there is a version of rugby league that will suit you.

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    Video caption: England v New Zealand: Know your bro - with the Burgess twins