The Rugby League World Cup is the pinnacle event in international rugby league. Like no other form of the game, players compete with the pride of their nation at the heart of every performance.
In 2021 more teams than ever will compete to be crowned Rugby League World Cup Champions with four pools of four nations competing in up to 14 stadia across England.
All quarter finalists from the preceding World Cup (RLWC2017) automatically qualify to compete. The remaining eight nations are decided by a qualification process based on global regions determined by the Rugby League International Federation. See below. All competing teams will be known by November 2019.
New rivalries will form, old ones will play out with vigour. Pre-game Hakas, Sipi Taus and hymns will set the stage for clashes of epic proportions.
England 2021 is set to be an unmissable event!
Qualified so far
Mens Qualifiers Start
Qualification process for the Men's competition will commence with European qualifiers. All RLWC2021 competing nations will be known by November 2019.
Men's Groups Stages Start
Four pools of four teams commence competition in up to 14 stadia across England.
Men's Quarter Finals Start
Quarter finals commence.
Men's Semi Finals Start
The winning teams from each of the quarter finals will proceed to the semi finals.
Epic Finals Weekend
Men's, Women's and Wheelchair tournaments culminate in an epic Finals Weekend!