The Rugby League World Cup 2022 is an upcoming quadrennial international rugby competition. The event is finally set to start on the upcoming 15 October 2022 after getting postponed for a year due to covid pandemic. The women’s world cup and the wheelchair competition are then planned for November.
The Rugby League World Cup first started in 1954. The inaugural World Cup was hosted by France that year. Ever since the event occurred rather infrequently until 2013. The management chose to make the event a quadrennial since then. Australia won the World Cup for the 11th time in 2017.
The upcoming event will feature 16 international rugby teams separated into four groups. Additionally, Australia and New Zealand are also set to return after their initial withdrawal from the event. As a result, people all around the world are excitedly anticipating the event’s opening. Let’s have a look at the schedule and how to live stream the event both online and on television.
When is the Rugby League World Cup 2022?
- Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
- Time: 09:30 a.m. ET
The tournament will initiate on October 15, 2022. The inaugural ceremony and first match between England and Samoa are scheduled to kick off at 09:30 a.m. ET. It will run till November 19, 2022.
How to Watch Rugby League World Cup 2022 on TV?
Fox League and Kayo Sports have exclusive distribution rights to the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in Australia. While Spark Sports NZ will exclusively broadcast all league games in New Zealand. Additionally, matches will be aired on BBC TV via BBC One, BBC Two, and BBC Three for international fans.
How to Livestream the event?
Live streams of all matches of the upcoming Rugby League World Cup 2022 will be available on the BBC iPlayer app and the BBC Sport website. Furthermore, the BBS Sport mobile app will feature the latest news and scorecards.
Where will the event be held?
- Location: England
The Rugby League World Cup is being held in England this year. They previously co-hosted the tournament with Wales in 2013. The event will take place over 21 different venues across the country.
Rugby League World Cup 2022 Team Distribution:
This year, 16 international rugby teams will be participating in the Rugby League World Cup 2022. Group distribution of the event was recently disclosed. These are –