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Rugby League World Cup 2021 tickets now on sale

Graphic showing 200 days to go until the Rugby League World Cup 2021

Today (Tuesday 6 April) marks 200 days to go until the opening fixture of Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), and to celebrate this milestone, general admission tickets are now officially on sale.

  • General admission tickets on-sale today (Tuesday 6 April) following a hugely successful pre-sale and ballot process
  • Prices start as low as £2.21 and there’s tickets for all games still available
  • 80% of tickets are priced below £50
  • Competing nations merchandise also launched
  • Sheffield will host an England men’s group stage game at Bramall Lane, alongside eight wheelchair fixtures, including both semi-finals at EIS Sheffield.

The public in Sheffield can now secure their seat for any of the 61 fixtures that take place later this year, across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments that will take place simultaneously for the first time across England.

Fans can now purchase tickets via until Tuesday 1 June, where tickets will go off sale for a three-week period until Monday 21 June for seat assignment. In addition, RLWC2021 has also launched competing nations merchandise which is available via the RLWC2021 Official Shop.

The general sale will see ticket prices starting as low as £2.21 for concessions, and the unique tournament will be one of the most accessible and affordable for fans with more than 80% of tickets priced below £50. 

Demand for tickets has already exceeded organisers expectations during the ballot period last year, with several fixtures only having limited availability remaining.

Sheffield will host six wheelchair group stage fixtures and both semi-finals at the EIS Sheffield:

  • France vs Wales - Friday 12 November at 11:00
  • Scotland vs USA - Friday 12 November at 13:30
  • France vs Scotland - Monday 15 November at 17:00
  • Wales vs USA Monday – Monday 15 November at 19:30
  • France vs USA Thursday – Thursday 18 November at 11:00
  • Wales vs Scotland Thursday – Thursday 18 November at 13:30
  • Semi-final 1: Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-Up – Sunday 21 November at 12:00
  • Semi-final 2: Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-Up – Sunday 21 November at 14:30

Sheffield will also host one of England men’s group games at Bramall Lane:

  • England vs Greece – Saturday 6 November at 14:30

Fans who have been starved of live sporting actions since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic have the opportunity to experience the pinnacle of Rugby League surrounded by full stadiums. RLWC2021 are working alongside UK governing bodies to deliver a restriction free tournament.

Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of RLWC2021, said:

“This is a momentous day for the tournament as general admission tickets go on sale to the public. Sheffield has a big part to play at RLWC2021, as they get ready to host the England men’s group stage encounter against Greece at Bramall Lane. As well as hosting eight wheelchair tournament fixtures at the EIS Sheffield, including both semi-finals.

“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.

“The countdown is well and truly on, and fans from all of our incredible host cities can feel the excitement building, with general sale being the latest milestone passed on the road to RLWC2021.

“With the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournament tickets going on sale today, there are so many amazing fixtures for fans to secure their seats to, giving them a chance to be involved in what is sure to be a fantastic World Cup. There is a real opportunity for them 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.”

Tournament organisers have also issued a ticket refund guarantee for all ticket buyers should there be restrictions on crowds at the event and to reassure fans in the unfortunate circumstance the event has to be cancelled. More information is available here:

Gary Clifton, Head of Major Events at Sheffield City Council, said:

"This is a really exciting stage in the build up to the Rugby League World Cup. With just 200 days to go until the tournament begins, and a much better outlook for the return of events to the city, local people can now book their place to be a part of the action. In Sheffield, events, sport and celebration go hand in hand and we know everyone will be ready to embrace all the excitement the tournament will bring and to welcome people from across the country and all over the world. This will be one of the most significant international events our city has ever been involved in and we don't want anyone to miss out."

Premium seats and Hospitality experiences are still on sale and available for all matches and will give fans the opportunity to secure a place at the tournament in addition to enjoying the best match day experience each venue has to offer. More details available at the

Fans can also secure their ticket through booking their Squad Trip including accommodation and experiences all in one place – making it easy to plan your trip and giving you a great choice across our host towns and cities. Squad Trips available via

For full ticketing details visit

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