Rugby League World Cup England 2021 - Old Trafford

Rugby League World Cup 2021 England

23 Oct-27 Nov, 2021

Official Travel Agent


Your Rugby League World Cup 2021 travel experience starts here. For the first time in Rugby League World Cup history, the Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair tournaments will be held together in 2021. With 61 matches at venues across England, this will be an unforgettable travel opportunity and a chance to get behind your team on the world stage. You can watch the action live and visit the UK with an official tour or package from Events Travel — available now!

Escorted Tours offer a small-group travel experience and are perfect for travellers looking to sit back and relax with all needs taken care of.

Our Freewheeler Packages are perfect for independent travellers looking to organise their own travel or combine a short stay into a broader itinerary.

Choose your own adventure.

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Rugby League World Cup is the pinnacle tournament in international Rugby League and has a long-history dating back to 1954 when the tournament was first held in France. Over the years, Australia have been the dominant force, winning 11 of the 16 World Cups. They will go into the tournament as hot favourites to defend their title against the hosts, England, who finished runners-up in 2017.

Rugby League World Cup will be an unmissable event and a unique opportunity to explore England and the United Kingdom while cheering on your team on the world stage. Whether you’re keen to watch a few matches and travel independently or enjoy an escorted tour following pool matches and finals, Rugby League World Cup England 2021 will be an unforgettable sporting adventure.

As an Official Travel Agent for Rugby League World Cup 2021 England, we are proud to offer a complete range of official tours and packages to get you there.

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Our Escorted Tours include official Rugby League World Cup 2021 tickets (all Category A), 4-star/5-star hotels, coach transport, sightseeing, plenty of free time in key cities and are hosted by experienced Tour Managers. Our tours are ideal if you’re looking for a small-group travel experience where everything is taken care of at a fantastic price.

Alternatively, our Freewheeler Packages are designed for independent travellers and include the same official Rugby League World Cup 2021 tickets (all Category A) and 4-star/5-star hotels for one, two or more nights. By choosing a package, it allows you to arrange your own travel services before, after or during. If you need assistance with that, our Travel Experts are here to help create the perfect travel itinerary for you, simply let us know what you need.

Guests looking for a longer experience can combine multiple tours and packages together and will receive discounts and the ultimate trip to RLWC 2021!

Who are we? We’ve been helping fans travel to all corners of the globe to experience the world’s biggest events since 1993. Along the way, we’ve learnt a thing or two about how to create the perfect sports travel experience. Most recently we’ve been an Official Travel Agent for Rugby World Cup 2019, Rugby League World Cup 2017 and Rugby Sevens World Cup 2018. We specialise in rugby travel and look forward to welcoming you to England for what will be the biggest and most exciting Rugby League World Cup to date.

Join us on a sporting adventure to Rugby League World Cup 2021 and travel to England and the UK with us.

See you there.

Glenn Hedley
Director, Events Travel

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RLWC 2021 dates

Men’s tournament dates: 23 October – 27 November, 2021
Women’s tournament dates: 9 – 27 November, 2021
Wheelchair tournament dates: 11 – 26 November, 2021

Men’s RLWC 2021 draw

Pool A: England, France, Greece, Samoa
Pool B: Australia, Fiji, Italy, Scotland
Pool C: Ireland, Jamaica, Lebanon, New Zealand
Pool D: Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Wales

Men’s RLWC 2021 schedule

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Fast facts

  • The first Rugby League World Cup was held in France in 1954 and was won by Great Britain
  • Of the 16 World Cups, Australia has won 11 times, the next most successful nation has been Great Britain
  • The last World Cup was hosted by Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea in 2017
  • The next World Cup is likely to be hosted by North America and will be held in 2025
  • RLWC 2021 will have 16 teams who play 31 matches over five weeks
  • The highest score in a final was in 1960, when Great Britain defeated Australia 66-37
  • The lowest score in a final was in 1992, when Australia defeated Great Britain 10-6
  • The tournament spans five weeks, so unless you’re a super fan and want to combine all our tours together to create a 39-night super tour, you may want to pick one, two or three tours/packages to combine together either at the start to watch the pool matches, or at the end to watch the finals
  • Our Travel Experts are here to help create the perfect travel itinerary for you, including flights to the UK, car hire, transport and much more
  • Across all Rugby League World Cup packages and tours we’ve included Official Category A Match Tickets, the best available. We want our customers to have the best possible RLWC experience and that starts with great seats
  • All guests are covered by our COVID-19 guarantees, find out more on the brochure
  • Discounts apply if you book two or more tours/packages
  • Hospitality package upgrades are available on request at select matches and include gourmet dining, drinks packages, guest speakers and fantastic seats on the half way line

What Events Travel can provide:

  • Event: Official Rugby League World Cup 2021 tickets, hospitality and exclusive experiences
  • Flights: All carriers and destinations
  • Accommodation: Extra nights, room upgrades and more
  • Transport: Coaches, private transfers and car hire
  • Sightseeing: Attractions, day trips and organised tours
  • Custom-made packages: For individuals and groups of all sizes, including corporate groups and incentives
  • Travel insurance: Domestic and international policies, including a 15% off base policy discount for Australian residents


England is the perfect host country for Rugby League World Cup, having been the second most successful nation in the World Cup’s history, the birthplace of rugby and rugby league, and the traditional heartland of the sport. The tournament will feature matches across the country, giving fans a fantastic opportunity to explore England and the UK. We plan on making the most of it, touring across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland from the pool matches to the finals.

Explore green fields, rolling hills, chalk cliffs, ancient forests, moody moors, historic cities and quaint towns. The UK has a lot to offer travellers and truly has something for everyone. If you join one of our tours, we’ll have a great mix of nature, history, culture, sport and food on offer. Visit medieval cathedrals, regal palaces, seaside villages, historic sports grounds and get swept up in the intrigue, history and beauty of the United Kingdom.

Within England’s major cities, we’ll be staying right in the heart of the action, where you can visit museums, shops, restaurants, bars and cultural attractions with ease. If you’re an independent traveller, we recommend hiring a car and exploring the countryside and villages at your leisure. England is a wonderful place to get lost and see what you can discover.


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October and November in the UK is autumn. The warmer days of summer are turning cooler, yet there’s still sunshine about, particularly in October. This shoulder season is great for travelling, as it’s a much quieter than the summer months. While it will be quite cool at night, it can be pleasant during the day when the sun is out and as such, we recommend packing for all seasons, but particularly warm clothing and traditional rugby gear. Expect average highs of around 10-14ºC and lows of 5-8ºC.

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Don't miss Rugby League World Cup England 2021. Watch the action LIVE and holiday in the UK with Events Travel — an Official Travel Agent!

More information

If booking a single tour, 50% of the total is required to confirm. If booking two or more tours, 25% of the total is required to confirm. The balance is due by 31 August 2021.

If booking a single package, 100% of the total is required to confirm. If booking two or more packages, 50% of the total is required to confirm. The balance is due by 31 July 2021. Flights and additional travel services may be subject to differing payment requirements.

We accept bank transfers, credit card payments and cheques. For domestic bank transfers to our Australian bank account there are no fees. For international bank transfers to our Australian bank account, there is a A$20 transaction fee. We accept payment via Visa and Mastercard with a 1.5% merchant fee. Payment instructions will provided after booking and if you have any queries, please get in touch.

Speak to a Travel Expert today to start your journey. At this time, we recommend adding extra nights, ticket upgrades and extra travel services to access best rates and availability.

After making a booking, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and invoice with payment instructions. Once payment is made, your booking is secure.

In the lead-up to the event, we’ll be in touch to share important travel information with you, to ensure you get the most from your event experience and can travel with confidence. If you have any questions along the way, our Travel Experts are always available to assist.

Two weeks before the event begins, we will send you a Travel Documents email, which contains information about your booking, services and personalised information. If you require physical items (e.g. tickets, merchandise etc.), these will be sent by post or courier at this time.

If you depart from your postal address earlier than two weeks before the event begins, please let us know, as we’ll need to arrange alternative delivery of your physical items. We may deliver your physical items to your hotel for collection on check-in or make them available via a collection point.

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