The Rugby League World Cup 2021 tournament organisers have today (July 21st) revealed the much-anticipated fixture schedule for what promises to be the biggest and best World Cup in the history of the sport, as the men’s, women’s and wheelchair teams all compete at the same time in a major sporting first.

Wigan and Leigh will be hosting three fixtures at RLWC2021, all in the men’s tournament, starting off with Wales vs Cook Islands at Leigh Sports Village.

The full fixture list for Wigan and Leigh is as follows:

  • Wales vs Cook Islands (men’s) – Leigh Sports Village (Wednesday 27th October) – 19.30pm
  • Lebanon vs Ireland (men’s) – Leigh Sports Village (Sunday 31st October) – 14.30pm
  • Lebanon vs Jamaica (men’s) – Leigh Sports Village (Sunday 7th November) – 12.00pm

In June, it was revealed that Wigan and Leigh will be the team training base for Lebanon’s men’s team.

Leader of Wigan Council, Councillor David Molyneux, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled with this line-up and we can’t wait to give the teams a warm welcome when they arrive next year. I’m sure many of our residents will be looking forward to seeing them in action next year and will be cheering them on from the sidelines.”

Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 Chief Executive, said: “This is a huge moment for the tournament and for fans in our host cities and towns as we reveal the full fixture schedule.

“The tournament has been gaining momentum over recent months and fans can now look forward to being part of this unique global event. With match dates and locations confirmed, the excitement will only intensify.

“RLWC2021 will bring together the very best that the sport has to offer, and you can see from the schedule that there is no end of world class, not-to-be-missed matches, across all three tournaments.

“It Is an exciting day for all our Rugby League fans and communities across England who will be proud and brilliant hosts to the travelling nations as together we deliver the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup to date.”

With 61 fixtures over a six-week period the tournament will showcase a festival of world class sporting action. The dates, venues and kick-off times* for each of the three tournaments is now confirmed and available to view at

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