After getting delayed for a year, the Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2022 is ready to be held once again in 2022. The 6th edition of the event is slated to begin on November 1, 2022.
The Women’s Rugby League World Cup is an international women’s rugby league event. Sanctioned under the Rugby League International Federation, the event first initiated in 2000. The event is associated with the Rugby League World Cup.
There are eight international teams that regularly compete in the Women’s Rugby League World Cup. The teams are divided into four-team groups, and the tournament is played in a qualifier style. It will be the same format for the 2022 edition of the event.
Currently, Australia is the defending champion of the event. They won the Women’s Rugby League World Cup title in 2017, which was their second consecutive win after securing the title in 2013 first. Before that, New Zealand won the championship three times.
The latest iteration of the international tournament was originally slated for 2021. But due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic it along with the men’s wheelchair tournament was rescheduled to 2022. England will be the hosting country of the upcoming women’s rugby tournament.
When will be Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2022 held?
- Start Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
- End Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
- Time: 10:30 a.m. ET
The Women’s Rugby League World Cup will kick off on Tuesday, November 2, 2022 and run till Saturday, November 20, 2022. The first match of the event will take place at 10:30 a.m. ET between returning England and newcomer Brazil.
Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2022 Fixture:
|England vs Brazil||November 2||10:30 a.m.||Headingley Stadium, Leeds|
|PNG vs Canada||November 2||01:00 p.m.||Headingley Stadium, Leeds|
|New Zealand vs France||November 3||01:00 p.m.||LNER Community Stadium, York|
|Australia vs Cook Islands||November 3||03:30 p.m.||LNER Community Stadium, York|
|England vs Canada||November 5||08:00 a.m.||DW Stadium, Wigan|
|PNG vs Brazil||November 6||01:00 p.m.||MKM Stadium, Hull|
|New Zealand vs Cook Islands||November 7||01:00 p.m.||LNER Community Stadium, York|
|Australia vs France||November 7||03:30 p.m.||LNER Community Stadium, York|
|Canada vs Brazil||November 10||01:00 p.m.||Headingley Stadium, Leeds|
|England vs PNG||November 10||03:30 p.m.||Headingley Stadium, Leeds|
|France vs Cook Islands||November 11||01:00 p.m.||LNER Community Stadium, York|
|Australia vs New Zealand||November 11||03:30 p.m.||LNER Community Stadium, York|
|Semifinal-1 (winner B vs runner-up A)||November 15||01:00 p.m.||LNER Community Stadium, York|
|Semifinal-2 (winner A vs runner-up B)||November 15||03:30 p.m.||LNER Community Stadium, York|
|Final||November 20||09:15 a.m.||Old Trafford, Manchester|
*both times and dates listed here are based on Eastern Time (ET)
How to watch the Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2022?
- Australia – Stan Sports
- Canada – TSN
- United Kingdom – ITV
- United States – NBC
Stan Sports will broadcast the upcoming Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2022 in Australia. While in Canada, broadcast of the event will be managed by TSN. In addition, ITV will live telecast the event in the United Kingdom. Finally, if you are a fan from the USA, you can access the event via NBC Sports.
How to Live Stream the event?
In the United States, Peacock will live stream all matches of the Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2022. Like their TV counterpart, the other broadcast channels will be live streaming the upcoming Rugby League World Cup events over their digital content platform. Although, the streaming platforms may require additional subscriptions, and cost may vary based on your location. Additionally, the ITV Sports YouTube channel will share highlights of each event.
Where will the event be held?
- Host: England
- Stadium Count: 5
This year’s Women’s Rugby League World Cup will be held in England. 5 stadiums are scheduled to host the event. The stadiums are – Old Trafford (Manchester), DW Stadium (Wigan), MKM Stadium (Hull), Headingley Stadium (Leeds), and York Community Stadium (York).
Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2022 Team Distribution:
The 2022 edition of the world cup will see eight international teams participate in the event. The teams are divided in two groups for knockout style gameplay format. The group stage distribution are listed below –
|Group A||Group B|
|Papua New Guinea||France|