Rugby League World Cup 2022: fixtures, trophies tour and how to get tickets for delayed tournament

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Ant & Dec are set to promote tickets for the Rugby League World Cup this weekend.

The Rugby League World Cup was due to take place last year until it was postponed when Australia and New Zealand both withdrew due to safety concerns caused by Covid-19.

The tournament will finally take place later this year and it is looking to push as many ticket sales as possible.

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Sales are above 50 per cent for the opening game at St. James’ Park, as well as the finals double-header at Old Trafford in November.

Geordie duo, Ant & Dec, are also preparing to give the tournament a boost by promoting it on Saturday’s episode of Saturday Night Takeaway - encouraging the public to buy tickets to the opener in their hometown.

With 200 days to go until the tournament gets underway, here is all the information you need to know...


The tournament will kick off at St. James’ Park on October 15 2022 as England host Samoa.

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All 61 fixtures will take place across 21 venues in the UK up until November 19 2022.

Visit the Rugby League World Cup website to see the full tournament schedule, as well as a list of the venues.

Trophies tour

Ahead of the tournament later this year, the Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair trophies have begun their tour of the 18 host cities to engage with rugby league fans and encourage new audiences to watch the World Cup.

The tour began in Newcastle today and will last over a 48-hour period, celebrating St. James’ Park 48-hour ticket upgrade offer.

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The offer means that fans that buy a Category C ticket for the opening fixture of the men’s tournament will have their tickets automatically upgraded to Category B.

How to get tickets

Tickets are available from the Rugby League World Cup website, starting from just £10 for adults and £2.21 for under 16’s.

There are also hospitality tickets available for certain matches, with experiences starting from £85.

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