With the COVID-19 scare still in place, there have been plenty of speculations about the Rugby League World cup 2022 dates. People along with news channels told their version of dates but nothing seems to be true.
Right now, the Rugby League World cup organizers have confirmed the dates for the current RLWC 2022. This is something essential for the rugby fans as they have been waiting for the information to come out.
Rugby League World Cup 2022 Dates Announced
The upcoming Rugby League World Cup 2022 will take place from Saturday 16th October and will end on Saturday 19th November.
Plus, the current Rugby world cup will feature the men’s, women’s along with wheelchair tournaments.
This will be the first time when the three events will be held on a simultaneous basis.
As the statement goes, “The dates see the tournament move one week earlier than scheduled in 2021 to maximize attendance and viewership. Work now continues to release a full revised match schedule by no later than the end of the year.”
Additionally, as planned, the great St James Park in Newcastle will host the current opening match for the Rugby World Cup.
While the men’s along with women’s finals will be held in a doubleheader clash at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
Also, the earlier starting date in 2022 of the RLWC will be in between the 2022 Commonwealth Games along with the 2022 Fifa World Cup.
This will eventually open up the doors for broadcasters who will offer streaming to a different audience. They can pair up and air all 61 games for the tournament without any sort of issues.
As the scenario for the ticket goes, it will be transferred to the fixture of the year 2022. The audiences who are eager to watch the Rugby world cup from their homes, they will have to grab the tickets at the earliest.
Yes, there will be a limited number of seats and you will have to buy tickets at the earliest.
What Organizers Said
John Dutton who is the Chief Executive of Rugby League World Cup said, “I am delighted that we have been able to announce the revised dates and can now look forward to the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup ever in the autumn of 2022. The continuing conversations with all our supportive hosts and venues have been hugely positive. We are confident that we can deliver a similar tournament schedule, which will be communicated as soon as possible. Obviously, we are disappointed the tournament will not be happening as originally planned but we are determined to make next year a celebration of sport, unity, people, place, and civic pride.”
On the other hand, Troy Grant who is the International Rugby League chairman said, “The Rugby League World Cup is the international pinnacle of our sport, and I am delighted that the new dates have been agreed meaning we can now push forward towards autumn 2022. Jon Dutton and the entire RLWC2021 team have worked tirelessly following the postponement being announced and I have total confidence that the 2022 incarnation of the tournament will be the best we have ever seen both on and off the field of play.”
Till then, as rugby fans you can wait, let the Rugby League World Cup 2022 start, and then watch the same in an online and offline way.