International fixtures confirmed for Autumn 2021

Four England teams will play five fixtures this autumn to step up the nation’s preparations for the Rugby League World Cup which will now be staged in the autumn of 2022.

16 Sep 2021

International fixtures confirmed for Autumn 2021

Four England teams will play five fixtures this autumn to step up the nation’s preparations for the Rugby League World Cup which will now be staged in the autumn of 2022.

Four England teams will play five fixtures this autumn to step up the nation’s preparations for the Rugby League World Cup which will now be staged in the autumn of 2022.

England’s Men and Women will play a double header against France in Perpignan on Saturday October 23. The Women’s game will kick off at 2.00 pm French time (1.00 pm UK Time), followed by the Men’s game at 4.30pm local time (3.30pm UK Time).

England Wheelchair will also host France, the reigning world champions, in a two match series at Medway Park, Gillingham on November 10 and 13 – with those matches kicking off at 7.30pm and 6.00pm respectively.

Paul Anderson’s England Knights team will play their first match for two years against World Cup debutants Jamaica - another nation preparing for the World Cup in 2022 where they face a strong group including New Zealand. They play at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle, Castleford on Friday October 15 (7.45pm), in a match which will form part of the testimonial year for Jordan Turner.

These five games have all been welcomed by European Rugby League and International Rugby League, along with two other internationals featuring World Cup participants. A Men's fixture between Jamaica and Scotland on October 29 and Wales Wheelchair, against Scotland at Glyndwr University, Wrexham on Saturday October 30.

International fixtures featuring World Cup participants (Autumn 2021):

Friday October 15: England Knights v Jamaica (Mend-a-Hose Jungle, Castleford – 7.45pm)

Saturday October 23: France Women v England Women (Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan – 2.00pm (1.00pm UK Time)

Saturday October 23: France Men v England Men (Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan – 4.30pm (3.30pm UK Time)

Friday October 29: Jamaica Men v Scotland Men (Featherstone Rovers - The Millennium Stadium - 3.00pm Kick Off)

Saturday October 30: Wales Wheelchair v Scotland Wheelchair (Glyndwr University, Wrexham - Time to be confirmed)

Wednesday November 10: England Wheelchair v France Wheelchair (Medway Park, Gillingham – 7.30pm)

Saturday November 13: England Wheelchair v France Wheelchair (Medway Park, Gillingham – 6.00pm)

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