Rugby is a very popular game in the countries which play rugby. The game has not yet gained popularity all over the globe like football or tennis. But the game has its own following.
For all Rugby fans, the year 2022 will be a memorable year as there are various significant tournaments scheduled. The Rugby League world cup is one of those major tournaments.
Today, in this article, we will discuss in detail the Rugby League World Cup 2022.
What is the Rugby League World Cup?
Many might confuse the rugby league world cup with the rugby world cup but let me tell you, both are different tournaments.
The rugby league world cup is an international rugby league tournament which is contested between the top men’s national teams. The tournament is conducted by International Rugby League.
The rugby league world cup was first held in France in 1954. It was also the first-ever world cup in any form of the rugby game.
The upcoming rugby league world cup will be the sixteenth edition of the tournament.
When and Where is the Rugby League World Cup 2022?
The upcoming rugby league world cup will be hosted by England from 15th October to 19th November 2022. Total of 16 teams will participate in the tournament. Australia are defending champions and would be looking to repeat a similar performance this year.
Rugby League World Cup 2022 Venues
The 2022 rugby league world cup is scheduled to be hosted by England. For the first time, the rugby league world cup will run in parity with the women’s rugby world cup and wheelchair rugby tournament. Total of 21 venues have been selected to host all three events. Check out the list of venues for the rugby league world cup 2022.
- Bramall Lane
- Copper Box Arena
- Coventry Building Society Arena
- DW Stadium
- Eco-Power Stadium
- English Institute of Sport
- Elland Road
- Headingley Stadium
- Emirates Stadium
- Halliwell Jones Stadium
- John Smith’s Stadium
- MKM Stadium
- Kingston Park
- Leigh Sports Village
- Manchester Central
- Old Trafford
- Riverside Stadium
- St James’ Park
- Totally Wicked Stadium
- University of Bolton Stadium
- LNER Community Stadium
Rugby League World Cup 2022 Participating Teams
As we said earlier, sixteen teams will participate in this year’s rugby league world cup. There has been an addition of two teams from the previous two editions of the rugby league world cup.
- Cook Island
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
Rugby League World Cup 2022 Schedule, Fixtures, TimeTable
The rugby league world cup will begin on 15th October with hosts England taking on Samoa at St. James Park, Newcastle. The final of the tournament will be played on 19th November 2022 at Old Trafford, Manchester. Take a look at the complete rugby league world cup schedule.
|Sat 15 October||14:30||England vs Samoa||St James’ Park, Newcastle|
|Sat 15 October||19:30||Australia vs Fiji||Headingley Stadium, Leeds|
|Sun 16 October||14:30||Scotland vs Italy||Kingston Park, Newcastle|
|Sun 16 October||17:00||Jamaica vs Ireland||Headingley Stadium, Leeds|
|Sun 16 October||19:30||New Zealand vs Lebanon||Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington|
|Mon 17 October||19:30||France vs Greece||Eco-Power Stadium, Doncaster|
|Tue 18 October||19:30||Tonga vs Papua New Guinea||Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens|
|Wed 19 October||19:30||Wales vs Cook Islands||Leigh Sports Village, Leigh|
|Fri 21 October||19:30||Australia vs Scotland||Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry|
|Sat 22 October||14:30||Fiji vs Italy||Kingston Park, Newcastle|
|Sat 22 October||17:00||England vs France||University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton|
|Sat 22 October||19:30||New Zealand vs Jamaica||MKM Stadium, Hull|
|Sun 23 October||14:30||Lebanon vs Ireland||Leigh Sports Village, Leigh|
|Sun 23 October||17:00||Samoa vs Greece||Eco-Power Stadium, Doncaster|
|Sun 23 October||19:30||Tonga vs Wales||Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens|
|Tue 25 October||19:30||Papua New Guinea vs Cook Islands||Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington|
|Fri 28 October||19:30||New Zealand vs Ireland||Headingley Stadium, Leeds|
|Sat 29 October||14:30||England vs Greece||Bramall Lane, Sheffield|
|Sat 29 October||17:00||Fiji vs Scotland||Kingston Park, Newcastle|
|Sat 29 October||19:30||Australia vs Italy||Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens|
|Sun 30 October||12:00||Lebanon vs Jamaica||Leigh Sports Village, Leigh|
|Sun 30 October||14:30||Tonga vs Cook Islands||Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough|
|Sun 30 October||17:00||Samoa vs France||Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington|
|Mon 31 October||19:30||Papua New Guinea vs Wales||Eco-Power Stadium, Doncaster|
|Fri 4 November||19:30||Group B winner vs Group C runner up||John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield|
|Sat 5 November||14:30||Group A winner vs Group D runner up||DW Stadium, Wigan|
|Sat 5 November||19:30||Group C winner vs Group B runner up||MKM Stadium, Hull|
|Sun 6 November||14:30||Group D winner vs Group A runner up||Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington|
|Fri 11 November||19:45||QF Winner vs QF Winner||Elland Road, Leeds|
|Sat 12 November||14:30||QF Winner vs QF Winner||The Emirates Stadium, London|
|Sat 19 November||16:00||SF Winner vs SF Winner||Old Trafford, Manchester|
Rugby League World Cup 2022 Schedule, Fixtures PDF Download
It is not possible to check the schedule of any event every day and it is also impossible to memorize the schedule. So here is the best option one can opt for. We are sharing the pdf file of the rugby world cup 2022 schedule. You can easily download it on your smartphone and access it anytime you want.
How to Watch Rugby League World Cup 2022 Live Stream
Most of the official broadcasters will be live streaming the most anticipated RLWC 2022 on their respective official websites. Here we will list the broadcasters who will feature the streaming of the England Rugby League World Cup 2022. The fans can download the mobile apps of these channels on their Android, and iOS platforms.
Rugby League World Cup 2022 is a few moments away with the world’s best teams and players in Men’s rugby participating in the tournament. There are millions of rugby fans who are ready to watch the match live in the stadium in England or with the help of D2H cable. The Rugby League World Cup 2022 will be hosted by England. Let’s check out the list of channels broadcasting the Rugby League World Cup 2022.
Spark Sports is considered one of the best sports streaming networks in New Zealand. Spark Sports will be live streaming England Rugby League World Cup 2022 on its official channel. It is bound to serve many fans in New Zealand. The Spark Sports subscription starts at $24.99.
If you wish to watch it online on your laptop, mobile or smart TV you can also select the Spark Sport pack which starts at just $19.99.
All 61 matches from the Rugby league world cup, women’s world cup and wheelchair tournament will be streamed live on Spark sports.
EM TV has grabbed the broadcasting rights to stream the Rugby league world cup 2022 live in Papua New Guinea. All 31 matches of the rugby league world cup will be streamed live on EM TV. If you are residing in Papua New Guinea, do tune to EM TV for live rugby action.
BBC is a very well-known channel in the United Kingdom. The BBC is the official broadcaster for Rugby League World Cup 2022. BBC usually covers a huge network of sports which includes golf, cricket, football, hockey and many other sports. You can tune to BBC One or BBC Two to stream all RLWC matches. If anyone wants to enjoy RLWC 2022 Live on mobile, they can download their app from play store or app store.