World Cup Times Confirmed

LANGTREE Park will host Australia v Fiji on November 2 at 8pm after the Rugby League World Cup 2013 confirmed its kick off times today.

The first two matches will follow the Opening Ceremony at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff with England v Australia starting the tournament at 2.30pm. Host nation Wales will then face new boys Italy at 4.30pm.

The ‘Big Hit’ semi-final double header will see the best four teams in the tournament go head to head at Wembley Stadium. The first game (Winner of Quarter-final 1 v Winner of Quarter-Final 3) will kick off at 1.00pm and the second (Winner of Quarter-final 2 v Winner of Quarter-final 4) will start at 3.30pm.

The Rugby League World Cup Final, which will be shown live on BBC1, will kick off at 2.30pm, at Old Trafford.

All of the games at the group stages which take place on a week day will be evening kick-offs. Where two games happen in a day at separate locations there is a minimum of four hours between kick-offs.

RLWC2013 Tournament General Manager, Sally Bolton said “After the recent confirmation of the BBC and Premier Sports as broadcasters for the tournament, we’re delighted to now announce the kick-off times.

“It’s great that with six months to go fans who have been waiting to buy tickets and plan trips around the tournament can do so. We expect demand for all tickets at all games to be high, today and over the weekend.

“Despite the wait for information the ‘big three’ games have been selling consistently well. So fans considering attending those still need to act quickly to make sure they’ll be there at the best international Rugby League tournament there has ever been.”

RLWC2013 Tournament Schedule

Group Games – Round One
1. Saturday October 26 – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff – Australia v England (A) 2.30pm
2. Saturday October 26 – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff – Wales v Italy (C/D) 4.30pm
3. Sunday October 27 – MS3 Craven Park, Hull – PNG v France (B) 4pm
4. Sunday October 27 – Halliwell Jones, Warrington – New Zealand v Samoa (B) 6pm
5. Monday October 28 – Spotland Stadium, Rochdale – Fiji v Ireland (A) 8pm
6. Tuesday October 29 – Derwent Park, Workington – Tonga v Scotland (C) 8pm
7. Wednesday October 30 – The Memorial Stadium, Bristol – USA v Cook Islands (D) 8pm

Group Games – Round Two
8. Friday November 1 – Parc des Sports, Avignon – New Zealand v France (B) 8pm*
9. Saturday November 2 – John Smith’s, Huddersfield – England v Ireland (A) 2.30pm
10. Saturday November 2 – Langtree Park, St Helens – Australia v Fiji (A) 8pm
11. Sunday November 3 – Glyndŵr University RS, Wrexham – Wales v USA (D) 2pm
12. Sunday November 3 – Derwent Park, Workington – Scotland v Italy (C) 4pm
13. Monday November 4 – MS3 Craven Park, Hull – PNG v Samoa (B) 8pm
14. Tuesday November 5 – Leigh Sports Village, Leigh – Tonga v Cook Islands (C/D) 8pm

Group games – Round Three
15. Thursday November 7 – Salford City Stadium, Salford – Scotland v USA (C/D) 8pm
16. Friday November 8 – Headingley Carnegie, Leeds – New Zealand v PNG (B) 8pm
17. Saturday November 9 – KC Stadium, Hull – England v Fiji (A) 2.30pm
18. Saturday November 9 – Thomond Park, Limerick – Australia v Ireland (A) 8pm
19. Sunday November 10 – The Gnoll, Neath – Wales v Cook Islands (D) 2pm
20. Sunday November 10 – The Shay, Halifax – Tonga v Italy (C) 4pm
21. Monday November 11 – Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan – France v Samoa (B) 8pm*

22. Friday November 15 – Headingley Carnegie, Leeds – Winner B v Winner C (QF1) 8pm
23. Saturday November 16 – Glyndŵr University RS, Wrexham – Winner A v Winner D (QF2) 1pm
24. Saturday November 16 – DW Stadium, Wigan – Runner Up A v 3rd Place B (QF3) 8pm
25. Sunday November 17 – Halliwell Jones, Warrington – Runner Up B v 3rd Place A (QF4) 3pm

26. Saturday November 23 – Wembley Stadium, London – Winner Q/F 1 v Winner Q/F 3 (SF1) 1pm
27. Saturday November 23 – Wembley Stadium, London – Winner Q/F 2 v Winner Q/F 4 (SF2) 3.30pm

The Rugby League World Cup Final
28. Saturday November 30 – Old Trafford, Manchester – Winner S/F 1 v Winner S/F 2 2.30pm

NOTE: All kick off times shown are local (please note games 8 and 21 will kick off at 7pm (GMT)) and are subject to change.

Principal Club Partners

LWC Logo

Platinum Club Partners

Kinaxia Logistics logo
Elcons Logo
Astar Recruitment logo

Associate Club Partners

St Helens College logo

Official Club Partners

Box Holders