18 May 2022
150 reasons to be excited for RLWC2021 with just 150 days to go
The countdown to Rugby League World Cup 2021 continues with just 150 days to go before the action gets under way at St Jamesâ€™ Park in Newcastle.
Hosts England will kick-off the tournament against Samoa, which will be followed by a total of 61 games taking place in a six-week festival of menâ€™s, womenâ€™s and wheelchair Rugby League across the country.
RLWC2021 will be the biggest, best and most inclusive tournament in the sportâ€™s history, with all three tournaments taking place as part of a single Rugby League World Cup for the first time in iconic stadia across England.
As excitement builds for the World Cup, weâ€™ve highlighted 150 different reasons to be excited for RLWC2021 - from the chance to see the best players in the world go head-to-head, to delivering an unprecedented Â£20 million social impact programme.
With the help of some Rugby League legends and our partners, we have been sharing all our reasons to look forward to RLWC2021 throughout the day across our social media channels.
Here, we have rounded up every reason in one place to get the heart pumping ahead of the biggest ever Rugby League World Cup this autumn.
You can secure your place at RLWC2021 by booking your tickets at rlwc2021.com/tickets
Reasons our RLWC2021 Ambassadors are excited
1. â€œOne reason Iâ€™m looking forward to the Rugby League World Cup is the sheer size and scale of what weâ€™re going to deliver. 61 games, 21 venues, and 32 different teams and a trailblazing social impact programme, itâ€™s going to be absolutely fantasticâ€ - Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of Rugby League World Cup 2021
2.â€œI cannot wait to see how our England teams perform - menâ€™s, womenâ€™s and wheelchair - and I really hope weâ€™re good enough to win some silverwareâ€ - Kevin Sinfield, ex-England Men's captain and RLWC2021 Men's Ambassador
3.â€œYouâ€™re going to see what I believe the best athletes in any sport competing on stages across Englandâ€ - Jodie Cunningham, England Women captain and RLWC2021 Women's Ambassador
4. "Eight different nations, playing in state of the art facilities with an atmosphere on Rugby League fans can provide is going to be special, bring on the wheelchair tournament!" - James Simpson, England Wheelchair captain and RLWC2021 Wheelchair Ambassador
5. The world's best players from the men's, women's and wheelchair games will be showcasing their talents across 61 games in England.
6. Skilful attacking moves, acrobatic tries and big tackles to stop them, RLWC2021 will have it all.
7.An atmosphere like you've never experienced before at some of the biggest, best and most iconic venues in England.
8. Spine tingling moments of celebration as nation's share their cultural performances ahead of crunch ties.
9. â€œItâ€™s going to be the biggest and best World Cup everâ€ - Chris Brindley MBE, Chair of RLWC2021
10. â€œWeâ€™re going to have access to some of, if not all of, the greatest players that play the gameâ€ - Jenna Brooks, Sky Sports Rugby League
11. â€œWeâ€™re playing on home ground so hopefully we can get some supporters to pack out the stadiumsâ€ - Georgia Wilson, England and Wigan Warriors Women
12. â€œOne reason to watch is to watch the womenâ€™s game really take offâ€ - Rachel Thompson, England and Wigan Warriors Women
13. â€œItâ€™s going to be the most inclusive Rugby League World Cup ever. The menâ€™s game, the womenâ€™s game, the wheelchair game and possibly the Physical Disability game on a level playing fieldâ€ - Adam Hills, RLWC2021 Tournament Ambassador
14. â€œWeâ€™re going to have so much talent on display, the greatest athletes from the sport of Rugby League from around the globe all coming together in one single tournament - entertainment at itâ€™s bestâ€ - Robbie Hunter-Paul, ex-New Zealand international and RLWC2021 Mental Fitness Ambassador
15. â€œItâ€™s going to apply to everybody - itâ€™s the most inclusive tournament ever with menâ€™s, womenâ€™s and wheelchair. We want to inspire the next generation.â€ - Jason Robinson, ex-dual code England international and RLWC2021 International Ambassador
16. â€œIâ€™m so excited for the big tournament, itâ€™s going to be wildâ€ - Oliver Thomason, Learning Disability Rugby League player and RLWC2021 Inclusion Ambassador
Reasons our nations are excited for RLWC2021
17. Seeing the Green and Gold Kangaroos looking to defend their Rugby League World Cup title!
18. The chance to see the Jillaroos match the all time number of Women's Rugby League World Cup titles.
19. Australia Wheelchair: The Wheelaroos are raising the curtain on the wheelchair tournament with a crunch game against their arch rivals England
20. See the trailblazing Amazonas from Brazil make their Rugby League World Cup debut!
21. Competition has never been higher for places in the Canada Ravens squad and they'll leave it all out there on the pitches in England!
22. They might be the smallest nation competing but watch the Cook Islands men's team make the biggest impact on the pitch!
23. The Cook Islands women's team defied the odds in 2017, they're here to do it again at RLWC2021!
24. England men are ready for the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup yet, and are aiming to take one step further on home soil this time around.
25. "It's in the home of Rugby League in the north of England, and there's no more passionate crowds" - Courtney Winfield-Hill, Leeds Rhinos Women
26. Wheelchair Rugby League has gone from strength to strength in England in the last few years and there's no better example of that than the national team who are kicking off the wheelchair tournament.
27. Fiji are ready to take on the world, after three consecutive menâ€™s semi-finals they have their eyes set on going one step further.
28. The two French teams in Super League are testament to the growth and passion for Rugby League in France, which the men's side will be bringing across the channel for RLWC2021.
29. After missing out on RLWC2017, France Women are back and ready to show the world what they are all about!
30. Winning on home soil was extremely special in 2017 but France Wheelchair will relish playing their fast paced brand of wheelchair Rugby League for crowds at the EIS and potentially Manchester Central for the final.
31. You won't want to miss a team that has overcome the odds just to qualify and they will be determined to show the world how good Greek Rugby League is.
32. Italy will be here to show the world what Italian Rugby League is all about and embody the passion of Italy!
33. There's a huge Irish community in Leeds where the Ireland men's team be playing two of their group games so be prepared for a brilliant atmosphere at an iconic Rugby League stadium.
34. The passion of the athletes wearing Ireland's emerald green in the wheelchair competition will be clear for everyone to see at RLWC2021 as they take on England, Australia and Spain!
35. Jamaica start with a huge opening game against Ireland at Headingley where there will be a loud and proud Jamaican crowd to cheer on the Reggae Warriors.
36. Hard hitting and skilful running, you won't want to miss the Lebanon men's team at RLWC2021!
37. â€œThe athletic ability and the great tries youâ€™ll see, the performances and team environment will blow your mind awayâ€ - Shaun Kenny-Dowall, New Zealand international
38. Watch the mighty Kiwi Ferns do battle as they look to win their fourth title and first since 2008!
39. Rugby League is Papua New Guinea's national sport so prepare to see their menâ€™s side give everything for glory!
40. The PNG Orchids put their name on the map after beating England in 2019, and they're just getting started!
41. See Samoa light up the opening game at St. James' Park in Newcastle.
42. Scotland's opening game in Newcastle will be special and an unbelievable opportunity for their fans to travel across the border to cheer them on!
43. Scotland's wheelchair team has been preparing for RLWC2021 with a determined focus and they're ready for the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup.
44. Get ready to see the Spanish wheelchair rugby league team light up the Copper Box Arena in London!
45. â€œI think Tonga is going to put together a great side, a side thatâ€™s full of superstars and a side thatâ€™s really going to represent the country of Tonga extremely proudly and put some real smiles on the people of Tongaâ€™s facesâ€ - Kristian Woolf, Tonga Menâ€™s head coach
46. The USA national team has grown rapidly and developed at pace over the last three years and they'll be ready to show the world what the USA Hawks can do!
47. The Wales menâ€™s squad is filled with quality and excitement, this is a tournament they're ready for!
48. Watch the Wales wheelchair team's fast paced and exciting brand of wheelchair rugby league as they look to break the dominance of England and France to claim the title!
Reasons our hosts are excited about RLWC2021
49. Bolton will be hosting one of the most storied men's teams in international Rugby League, France.
50. The incredible University of Bolton stadium will host the men's Group A clash between hosts, England, and France in one of the games of the group stage.
51. Current men's Rugby League World Cup champions, Australia, will take on Scotland at the Coventry Building Society Arena with both teams cheered on by sports mad locals and fans from across the world!
52. We have lots of fun and exciting opportunities available to engage with the Samoan national team from visiting some local Primary schools, engaging with our Rugby league community clubs to visiting the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We are excited to learn about Samoan culture and very much welcoming everyone to Doncaster.
53. This is a great opportunity to put Doncaster on the world map and showcase three RLWC2021 fixtures in the town including being live on the BBC! This will give local people the opportunity to witness world class Rugby League stars up close and personal. We are very proud of all the long term / legacy impacts that hosting the world cup will bring, we want to inspire young people to play sport and be more active and believe this is a catalyst in doing so.
54. The Rugby League mad city of Hull will be welcoming the Fijian men's team and getting behind them as they look to lift the Rugby League World Cup!
55. You can expect passion and a cauldron of noise in the MKM Arena as it hosts three RLWC2021 games across the men's and women's tournament, including a men's quarter-final.
56. As the birthplace of Rugby League, Huddersfield and Kirklees is excited to host a quarter final match and bring rugby league home.
57. Leeds is excited and delighted to be hosting many fixtures of the RLWC2021 giving Leeds the opportunity to showcase our amazing sports stadiums. Itâ€™s a fantastic event to attract visitors from around the world and allow us to provide a very warm Yorkshire welcome to our wonderfully vibrant, creative and community-focussed city.
58. Italy and Tonga's men's teams will be calling Liverpool and St. Helens home for the duration of RLWC2021, an iconic port city where sport is a religion. Italy and Tonga can expect huge support from Merseyside throughout the tournament.
59. England, Australia, Spain and Ireland's wheelchair teams will be calling the capital home, a melting pot of cultures and people that will be supporting the sides through thick and thin.
60. Seven fixtures will be taking place in London! Six Group A wheelchair game and a thrilling men's semi-final. If you're a fan of fast paced and heart racing sport, there's a RLWC2021 game in London for you!
61. Scotland's men's team will be hosted just a short distance from the boarder in Newcastle where they'll find one of the most welcoming cities in England, ready to show them how passionate Geordie fans are!
62. Four fixtures, five nations, two brilliant venues, Newcastle is going to be a Rugby League fan's dream in RLWC2021 and the action on the pitch will be electric!
63. It is exciting for Preston to provide opportunities for people across the city and the sub-region to get involved in playing the sport â€“ in an innovative partnership the City Council, UCLan, the RFL and Preston North Endâ€™s Community and Educational Trust have come together to fund a RL Development Officer to work in schools and local clubs
64. A vibrant city in the heart of South Yorkshire, Sheffield will be hosting five team; Greece men and France, Wales, Scotland and the USA's wheelchair teams. A chance for cultural exchange and to take another team to heart for RLWC2021!
65. There are a whopping nine fixtures being played in Sheffield, including an England men's game at Bramall Lane, the entirety of the Wheelchair Group B fixtures and the wheelchair semi-finals! RLWC2021 is taking over Sheffield and we can't wait!
66. Some of the world's best men's team will be gracing the field at the Totally Wicked Stadium across three pulsating fixtures, it's going to be a feast of Rugby League.
67. The Tees Valley and Cook Island's have a shared history stretching back hundreds of years and North Yorkshire will be home for the Cook Islands' men's team for RLWC2021. A new page in their history could be written as the Cook Islands seek to lift the trophy for the first time.
68. The outstanding Riverside stadium will play host to an all Pacific nation men's clash between Tonga and the Cook Islands, a significant game in Group D.
69. Three Finals, over two days in two iconic venues, Manchester & Trafford will play host to the pinnacle of Men's, Women's and Wheelchair Rugby League in November this year, you won't want to miss it.
70. Warrington canâ€™t wait to welcome PNG to give them a warm Warrington welcome! Hosting a team as prestigious as PNG is something that we canâ€™t not be excited about.
71. Weâ€™re excited to host three menâ€™s group games and a menâ€™s quarter final game in Warrington. We canâ€™t wait for people to witness the incredible atmosphere at a packed-out Halliwell Jones Stadium
72. Together with Cazoo, we're engaging 14 million Rugby League followers in the UK and delivering a groundbreaking tournament."
73. â€œParticularly at Leigh Sports Village thereâ€™s some exciting games to watch live and the local people in Leigh will get behind all the teams playing hereâ€ - David Molyneux, leader of Wigan Council
74. York has faced invasion before at the hands of the Vikings, but later this year they're going to be invaded by the some of the world's best men's and women's international sides! New Zealand men's and women's team alongside Australia, France and the Cook Islands' women's team will make York home this October and November.
75. York's brand new LNER Community Stadium will be hosting a whopping eight women's game including both semi-finals. There's going to be a seemingly non-stop conveyor belt of world class Rugby League in York and it's not to be missed.
Reasons our CreatedBy community clubs are excited for RLWC2021
76. The very first club to receive RLWC2021 CreatedBy funding, Aspatria Hornets RLFC have been feeling the impact of the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup for three years and will continue to after the tournament is over.
77. Cardinal Newman Catholic High School are passionate about increasing the number of girls playing Rugby League and have used their RLWC2021 CreatedBY grant to develop new girls' teams, growing the game for future generations.
78. Thanks to help from RLWC2021, Women's Super League side Castleford Tigers are running weekly touch rugby for girls in the community.
79. New posts and post protectors provided by RLWC2021 CreatedBy funding to Drighlington Amteur Rugby League Club are a vital upgrade that make grassroots Rugby League possible.
80. New kit and equipment at Golborne High School provided through a CreatedBy grant has made participating in Rugby League easier and more enjoyable for pupils at the school.
81. Two new girls age groups have been added at South Leeds Spartans thanks to CreatedBy funding, making the game more accessible for girls in the community.
82. With help from RLWC2021 CreatedBy funding, Wigan St Judes ARLFC modernise their clubhouse and facilities which has generated vital income, as well as attracting new players across all age groups.
83. RLWC2021 CreatedBy funding has helped East Leeds Rugby League Club refurbish the ground floor of their clubhouse to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the club, making the community space more welcoming.
84. New Earswick All Blacks purchased brand new kit and equipment to help the delivery and growth of their junior age groups from under 17s through to under 11s thanks to CreatedBy funding.
85. Brixton Bulls are growing the game in London, where seven RLWC2021 games are being played, with help from a RLWC2021 CreatedBy grant!
86. New goal posts and equipment at Liverpool Lions RLFC is attracting more volunteers and uptake in the sport thanks to a RLWC2021 CreatedBy grant.
87. Eastern Rhinos RLFC: We are excited by the promotion of the greatest game with all the different cultures and people coming together, and the ability created by has given us to engage more people in our community
88. RLWC2021 has helped Milford Sports Club to create a more welcoming and inviting environment for training and socialising out of an unused and dilapidated area
ðŸ‰ The RLWC2021 CreatedBy Grant recipients know a thing or two about the excitement of the Rugby League World Cup!
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— Rugby League World Cup 2021 (@RLWC2021) May 18, 2022
89. The new goalposts and post protectors allowed Whitehaven Academy Copeland to increase the number of pupils at the school who are given the opportunity to play rugby league, meaning more and more young people are enjoying the game.
90. Fryston ARLFC: The best players in the world all on one stage and the experience of the coaches guiding these teams mean any up and coming coach can analyse in detail their techniques and hopefully put something into their own team. There may be never another opportunity to have such talent on your own doorstep.
91. A new generation of wheelchair Rugby League players are now able to enjoy the sport at Swindon St George Wheelchair RL Club thanks to new equipment purchased using CreatedBy funding.
92. The brand new facilities at Bentley ARLFC, made possible by CreatedBy, have already opened up so many doors for the club and the community, and have shown a real dedication to developing the future of Rugby League in the area.
93. RLWC2021 CreatedBy funding has helped to provide a Full-Size 3G FTP and first-class, two-storey, modular clubhouse and changing block that will allow West Bowling ARLFC to establish themselves in a new facility and grow the sport of Rugby League locally.
94. Halifax Wheelchair RL Club has seen already new and renewed interest in the wheelchair game, hence the need for extra equipment. The existing members have been inspired that people from different countries with disabilities are being highlighted in the same way as Paralympians.
95. With help from CreatedBy, Bradford MBC have designed a new club complex which will provide the community with a much-needed base and aim to promote sport and activity at all levels, providing a facility for people of all ages and abilities to use.
96. RLWC2021â€™s CreatedBy programme has helped Cockermouth Titans ARL refurbish an existing squash centre in order to create a new facility that will help the club act as a community hub.
97. Chorley Panthers RLFC have been able to build a new clubhouse to replace their old prefabricated facility to create a more welcoming environment and provide wider usage for its members and the community.
98. Dewsbury Moor ARLFC have been able to extend and refurbish their existing clubhouse to the standard their players and members deserve, which will allow their junior players to develop and senior players flourish.
99. Drighlington ARLFC will help secure the future of the library and community centre as well as providing improved facilities to encourage more people to get involved in Rugby League thanks to CreatedBy funding.
100. Farnley Falcons will be able to bring their club back in one place, with upgraded showers and changing rooms.
101. Hemel Stags Rugby Club have benefitted from a CreatedBy large grant to refurbish and upgrade the training facilities to help the club as it looks to develop a Super League team for women, and champion the growth of the female game.
102. Emley Moor ARLFC are excited about the Rugby League World Cup because without CreatedBy funding we wouldnâ€™t have been able to sustain and grown Rugby League in and around our local communities.
103. CreatedBy investment in a new club house has meant Kings Cross Park RLFC were able to double the number of teams and open new opportunities for people to play the sport.
104. Orrell St James ARLFC: A new high-quality club house, brand new changing facilities and two new playing pitches, made possible by CreatedBy funding, is aiming to boost membership further and encourage more participation from the local community, with emphasis on the growth of its girls and womenâ€™s teams.
105. Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust: The funding and the hosting of the Rugby League World Cup alongside the progress Rugby League has made across television, media and in the communities, means exciting times are ahead.
106. Ovenden ARLFC are helping to grow Rugby League in their community with help from RLWC2021 CreatedBy funding made available to revamp changing rooms and provide a more welcoming environment.
107. Salford City Roosters have created its first ever girlsâ€™ team and are hosting a new programme of community activities and events thanks to CreatedBy funding used to help build a brand new clubhouse.
108. A Â£150,000 CreatedBy grant has helped Sharlston Rovers to extend their changing facilities, making them more accesible and growing women's and girls participation in Rugby League.
109. Portico Vine ARLFC: We are excited to show our young players that anything is possible, and one day, they could also play on the greatest stage of all.
110. The CreatedBy equipment and kits Shevington Sharks ARLFC have recieved has allowed more girls to get involved in rugby league and help build a lasting legacy from RLWC2021.
111. St Helens MBC and Haydock Warriors are encouraging active lifestyles in their community through CreatedBy funding used to make vital upgrades to the facilities.
112. The CreatedBy grant Thatto Heath Crusaders recieved allowed the club to build a hybrid pitch system, add flood lights and improve the drainage meaning they can get so much more use of the pitch and more teams can experience rugby league. A true lasting legacy of RLWC2021.
113. The hope that the tournament inspires young boys and girls in Halifax and the wider area to take up the great sport of rugby league and make the most of the fantastic facility that has been created for us at Siddal.
114. A state of the art Â£200,000 training facility at Wath Brow Hornets to provide superb new indoor facilities for players and a vital community asset.
115. A Â£600,000 CreatedBy grant has transformed the Victoria Park stadium in Warrington and surrounding area into a community Hub for the development and growth of Rugby League in Warrington, with a special focus on Physical Disability Rugby League, Learning Disability Rugby League and womenâ€™s and girlsâ€™ Rugby League
116. Westhaughton Lions received a Â£275,000 CreatedBy grant which has resulted in a new fully accessible clubhouse to increase Rugby League participation and become a community asset.
117. York St. John University received a Â£262,000 CreatedBy grant to help with the installation of a 3G pitch that will act as hub for Rugby League in York, grow women's, girl's and disability Rugby League a provide the community with year round playing facilities.
Reasons to be excited about the Real Impact of RLWC2021
This is RLWC2021. This is Real Impact.
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118. Working alongside Community Integrated Care we're developing a series of unique accessible resources that will give people who access social care support new opportunities to develop life-skills, enjoy social opportunities and have fun.
119. "I love having the opportunity to develop my skills, improve my confidence and be part of an international tournament" - Community Integrated Care volunteer Ben, fellow volunteer Jenny said: "I'm so proud to be an inclusive volunteer with Community Integrated Care and Rugby League World Cup 2021."
120. The Ahead of the Game initiative will have a long lasting impact on the mental fitness of the Rugby League community and beyond.
121. â€œTo inspire the next generation of girlsâ€ - Keara Bennett, Leeds Rhinos and England Women
122. Joining together with friends, families and teammates to enjoy the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup ever with Squad Trips.
123. A world leading Mental Fitness double-header match day at the DW Stadium with Movember will deliver the action on the pitch and impact off it.
124. 2,000 volunteers gaining invaluable experience, playing key roles in the delivery of the Rugby League World Cup 2021.
125. The chance to witness a Rugby League World Cup on home soil with tickets starting as low as Â£2.21.
126. The RLWC2021 Education hub provides resources to support delivery of rugby league and cross-curricular lesson plans to inspire young people to embrace the power of sport.
Reasons our official sponsors and partners are excited for RLWC2021
127. Assura is excited to see the lasting impact we've delivered in communities thanks to the Assura Community Fund specialist grants programme with RLWC2021.
128. Working with RLWC2021 sponsors, Deloitte, the tournament is aiming to be one of the most digitally-connected sports entertainment events this year!
129. Eversheds Sutherland has brought strong legal acumen to help support the tournamentâ€™s development, and help develop the eventâ€™s legacy facilities programme to positively impact future generations of Rugby League players.
130. Our partners Pepsi Max and Gatorade are helping the tournament transcend the sport and deliver the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup ever whilst creating more joyful moments for fans and players on and off the pitch.
131. Kappa are delighted to associated with such an inclusive and monumental tournament, we hope alongside the Rugby League World Cup to leave a lasting legacy throughout the sport of Rugby league.
132. Kuehne + Nagel are excited to partner alongside an inclusive and inspirational sporting event, where our combined values help to make a big difference to our people, our local communities and the wider environment. This is definitely going to be one to remember, setting the standard for others to follow. Weâ€™re rooting for all the teams…after all more tries means more trees!
133. Together with Manchester Metropolitan University we're inspiring and exciting the next generation and demonstrating the tournament's legacy through innovative research which can be used as a blueprint for future events.
134. The RLWC2021 and the National Lottery partnership is helping to deliver tangible and positive change to peopleâ€™s lives through a ground-breaking social impact programme.
135. Together with New Era, you can represent your team allegiances with unique headwear created for each and every team.
136. Fan travel experiences like never before, giving you unparalleled access to the tournament, with some of the best seats in the house and additional benefits including the pre-match â€˜Captain's Runâ€™ and legends events.
137. Itâ€™s one of the biggest sporting events to be held in the UK this year and Selco Builders Warehouse are thrilled to be a partner of RLWC21. Three huge tournaments, many spectacular venues, dozens of thrilling matches and an incredible showcase for a brilliant sport â€“ October canâ€™t come soon enough.Keep an eye out for our exciting competitions and interactive target game at matches.
138. 80% of the tournament will be held in the North of England, showcasing the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup to fifteen million people who live and work in the North, in some of the most vibrant, contemporary, productive and diverse towns and cities in the UK
139. RLWC2021 is building on and celebrating previous Rugby League World Cups to promote the sport around the world and forge a new path that RLWC2025 can continue.
140. Together with Sport England, RLWC2021 is investing in grassroots Rugby League and communities to leave a lasting legacy.
When we say that RLWC2021 will be the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup ever, we mean it.
Here are just a few more reasons why you don't want to miss out â¤µï¸#RLWC2021 | #150DTG
— Rugby League World Cup 2021 (@RLWC2021) May 18, 2022
141. RLWC2021 and Unicef are using the power of sport to raise awareness and funds for Unicefâ€™s work protecting children in the UK and internationally, leaving a positive and long-lasting social impact
142. RLWC2021 is working together with other sports organisations, according to the principles and objectives laid down in the Sports for Climate Action Framework, to raise awareness and action to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
143. RLWC2021 and NuArca labs are blazing a trail in digital fan engagement like no tournament before!
144. Fans get their hands on world class apparel from partners like Kappa and New Era to cheer their nation on in style.
145. Recognition of those that paved the path before us, the Sully Ball will honour Clive Sullivan and the 1972 Rugby League World Cup winning Great Britain side at every match of RLWC2021.
146. Improving youth mental fitness in the Rugby League community through the innovated Ahead of the Game programme in partnership with RL Cares
147. "As the worldâ€™s #1 sports drink available in over 80 countries, we are proud to be partners at the RLWC in 2022. As a brand whose roots have been firmly placed in supporting athletes and helping them perform to their best we are looking forward to seeing all the competing teams bring their inner champions to the pitch. Our products will be made available to all athletes competing in this tournament and we are excited about keeping them hydrated and energised throughout the games." - Gatorade, Official Sports Drink of RLWC2021
Reasons our fans are excited for RLWC2021
148. "Seeing the world's best players in my city!" - Adam Blackburn, Leeds
149. "To see world class Rugby League live!" - Bethany-Knights Prince, UK
150. "Being picked to be in the Power Squad to volunteer! I can't wait to be part of a legacy that could impact people enjoying and playing Rugby League for generations!" - Kyle Robertson, Warrington
Secure your place at the biggest, best and most inclusive Rugby League World Cup ever by getting your ticket today at https://tickets.rlwc2021.com/