Ireland Rugby League
  • Ireland’s men’s team to play group games in Leeds and Leigh

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.

Ireland are in Group C where they will face New Zealand, Lebanon and Jamaica. Their RLWC2021 campaign gets underway against Jamaica at the Emerald Headingley Stadium in Leeds on Sunday, 24th October.

The full fixture list for Ireland is as follows:

  • Jamaica vs Ireland (men’s) – Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds (Sunday, 24th October) – 17:00pm
  • Lebanon vs Ireland (men’s) – Leigh Sports Village, Leigh (Sunday, 31st October) – 14:30pm
  • New Zealand vs Ireland (men’s) – Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds (Friday, 5th November) – 19.30pm

In June, it was revealed that Ireland’s men’s team will be based in Leeds for their training base.

Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 Chief Executive, said: “This is a huge moment for the tournament and for millions of fans around the world as we reveal the full fixture schedule.

“The tournament has been gaining momentum over recent months and global fans can now look forward to being part of this unique sporting 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.

“We can’t wait to welcome all our competing nations and their fans to England next autumn for 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.