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Rugby League World Cup 2021 expects record breaking crowd for women’s opener

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 has revealed that a record breaking crowd will enjoy a women’s double header at Headingley, with over 5,000 tickets sold for the event. 

This year’s tournament will encompass the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions simultaneously for the first time. It is part of an effort to grow the sport, particularly the women’s and wheelchair games. 

The excitement building around women’s rugby league has been made evident by the sales for the double header, which will open the women’s tournament. England will take on Brazil first followed by Papua New Guinea vs Canada at Headingley on November 1.

The Rugby League World Cup was postponed last year due to complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Following the postponement of the tournament last year, organisers outlined two refund windows, or allowed fans to roll over tickets to the tournament this year. 

The men’s Rugby League World Cup will kick off October 15, while the women’s tournament starts later but concludes with a double header alongside the men at Old Trafford in Manchester on November 19. The wheelchair final will take place the day before at Manchester Central, with the tournament having started on November 3. 

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