RLWC2021 will be the sixth staging of the Women's Rugby League World Cup, with the first inception of the tournament taking place in 2000, where it was hosted in Great Britain. Since it's inception the tournament has only been won by two teams. New Zealand have taken home the trophy a record three times, while Australia have won the title twice including the most recent final in 2017.
The 2005 edition of the tournament is the only one that has not been run alongside the men's tournament, with all of the others taking place at the same time and using some of the same stadiums.
The 2017 Women’s Rugby League World Cup final was significant in that it was the first final to be played as a double-header with the men's final, taking place at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.
The Women’s RLWC2021 will be contested by eight teams, the highest number ever. With the inclusion of newcomers to the tournament in Brazil, it means for the first time, teams from four different continents will play in the competition.