World Cup fixtures confirmed for Wales men and wheelchair

With one year to go to the RLWC2021 finals, the revised schedule for 2022 has been published in full.

Wales men kick off against Cook Islands on Wednesday 19 October at Leigh Sports Village. Their full fixtures can be found at

The Wales wheelchair side then kick off their campaign on Friday 4 November against World Champions France at EIS, Sheffield. You can see their fixtures at

All tournament finals to be played in Manchester with Manchester Central now set to host the wheelchair final.

General admission tickets and hospitality for all 61 matches are now on sale at

Manchester will create further sporting history by hosting all three tournament finals over a weekend of global Rugby League celebration. Manchester Central in the heart of the city centre will now host the wheelchair final on November 18. The following day (November 19) the showpiece men’s and women’s double-header final will take place at Old Trafford, Manchester.

All 32 teams across the 21 competing nations participating in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments have fully committed to the revised tournament schedule in 2022.

Fans who have already purchased tickets for fixtures that have been changed will be contacted with information on their options from November 24. A dedicated refund window will be available from then until November 30.

Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 Chief Executive Officer, said:

“We have achieved our objective in delivering minimal disruption to the existing 61-match schedule and I want to place on record my thanks to all those who have made it possible.

“Every host town and city who joined us on this journey remains involved and they will set the stage for the very best that the sport has to offer. There are world class, compelling matches, across all three tournaments at some of the most iconic venues across England.

“We are delighted to make tickets available to purchase again and supporters can now look forward to being part of this unique global event. With match dates and locations confirmed, the excitement will only intensify as we look to the horizon and the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup.”