Towns, cities and venues

An English Showcase

RLWC2021 will crisscross moors, mountains, historic towns and buzzing metropolitan cities, showcasing a diverse, welcoming culture and all that England has to offer.

The 32 teams competing across the three blue riband events will showcase not only the Northern Powerhouse but also many venues throughout the country.


The Host Process

Throughout 2018 RLWC2021 will commence a bidding process to develop partnerships with towns, cities and venues from across England to host games, team base camps and training venues for five weeks across October and November 2021.

Workshops hosted by RLWC2021 will take place at the beginning of 2018 where towns and cities will learn of the benefits of hosting.

Host bids will close at the end of July 2018, following which there will be a rigorous review and selection process ahead of successful Hosts being announced in early 2019.


Economic impact from local and international tourism

Community engagement with local businesses

Inspired by 2021 legacy programmes

Become a host

There are a wide range of opportunities for host partners to be involved in the country's biggest-ever celebration of Rugby League.

If your town, city or organisation shares the vision for the RLWC2021 to be the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup ever, creating a game-changing moment for our sport and for local communities, please express interest here:

Express your interest here

Our commitment to the North

RLWC2021 are delighted and proud to have partnered with the Cabinet Office as part of our commitment to the Northern Powerhouse. Whilst the tournament will be hosted across England a large number of games are to be staged in the North supporting the governments vision and £25M investment into the tournament and its legacy.

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