The 2021 Rugby League World Cup will be the sixteenth staging and will be held in England between 23 October and 27 November 2021. The tournament will include 16 teams, an increase of two from the last two tournaments
The English RFL received U.K. government support – £15 million to enhance the tournament and up to a further £10 million into the game’s infrastructure. They believe over 1,000,000 people will attend and are using 12 venues for the event with just two of those in the south, Arsenal`s Emirates Stadium & Ricoh Stadium at Coventry. For the first time the Women`s and Wheelchair World Cups will be held in conjunction.
The draws for all 3 tournaments will be held on 27 November 2019.