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England v Samoa: Rugby League World Cup

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Rugby League World Cup matches hosted in Newcastle 2021

In 2021, Newcastle will take centre stage once again - this time as host city for the opening ceremony of the Rugby League World Cup 2021.

The biggest tournament in Rugby League - the Rugby League World Cup - will take place in England spanning 5 weeks from Saturday 23 October 2021 and Newcastle will be one of the host cities for the major sporting event. Newcastle's iconic city-centre stadium, St James' Park will host the opening men's group game including the men's opening ceremony. The opening game will see England's men's team take on Samoa to kick start the Rugby League World Cup tournament.

World Cup Opener: England v Samoa : Saturday 23 October 2021

The excitement doesn't end there, nearby Kingston Park will host an additional 3 men's group games. Kingston Park is home to Newcastle Thunder and Rugby Union team Newcastle Falcons.

  • Saturday 23 October: England v Samoa - St James' Park Newcastle
  • Sunday 24 October: Scotland v Italy - Kingston Park, Newcastle
  • Saturday 30 October: Fiji v Italy - Kingston Park, Newcastle
  • Saturday 6 November: Fiji v Scotland - Kingston Park, Newcastle

For more information, ticket alerts and to be first to receive the latest news and updates then visit the official Rugby League World Cup 2021 website.

Fans of rugby league will also be able to enjoy the wider tournament across the country with not just the men's group but also a nail biting tournament from the Women's group and, for the first time ever, the wheelchair competition will be part of the Rugby League World Cup main event.

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