Buy now to avoid disappointment say World Cup organisers as tickets go on general sale

Tickets for this autumn’s World Cup - including eight games in Leeds - have gone on general sale.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 11:45 am
Elland Road, Leeds, will host a men's semi-final at RLWC2021. Picture by Chris Mangnall/

Today (Tuesday) is 200 days until the opening match, when England’s men face Samoa at St James’s Park, Newcastle, on Saturday, October 23.

Eighty per cent of tickets are priced at less than £50 and organisers claim the tournament will be the

“most inclusive and accessible in modern history”.

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A men’s semi-final will be played at Elland Road and Emerald Headingley is due to stage three men’s and four women’s games.

The city is also host to the Jamaica and Ireland men’s teams and England, Papua New Guinea, Brazil and Canada women.

Jon Dutton, chief executive of Rugby League World Cup 2021 [RLWC2021], described tickets going on general sale as a “momentous” milestone for the tournament.

Leeds has a big part to play at RLWC2021, as they get ready to host eight fixtures across the men’s and women’s tournaments,” he said.

“The last year or so has been an incredibly challenging one for everyone, including fans deprived of seeing live events and to be able to go on sale for what promises to be the biggest and best rugby league World Cup in history is very exciting.

“There is a real opportunity for [fans] to not only support their own nation, but also the realistic and affordable possibility of seeing some of the other high-profile games and maybe adopting a second team in the tournament.”

Tickets will be available until Tuesday, June 1, when they will go off sale for a three-week period, until Monday, June 21, for seat assignment.

The tournament’s customer director Terri Lynam said: “Demand has exceeded our expectations and we thank the rugby league family and the enormous number of people who have purchased tickets during such uncertain times over the past few months.

“Only two categories with low availability remain for the historic double-header final at Old Trafford, with many other fixtures selling fast too.

“We urge fans to buy now to avoid disappointment.”

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