Organisers of the 2022 Rugby League World Cup in England have today (Thursday) confirmed the dates for the tournament, which had originally been due to take place this year.

The event will run from October 15 to November 19, with Newcastle’s St James’ Park to stage the opening match and Manchester’s Old Trafford to stage the men’s and women’s double-header finals as originally planned.

RLWC2021 said the new dates will maximise attendance and viewership at the event, with work ongoing to release a full revised match schedule by no later than the end of the year.

Organisers have also confirmed that all fans who had planned on attending this year’s event will have their tickets automatically transferred to the corresponding fixture next year. The first general admission ticket refund window will open today and run for three weeks for fans unable to attend next year.

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