• July 23, 2020

  • Men’s side get the tournament underway against England at St James’ Park

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 tournament organisers have today (July 21st) revealed the much-anticipated fixture schedule for what promises to be the biggest and best World Cup in the history of the sport, as the men’s, women’s and wheelchair teams all compete at the same time in a major sporting first.

Samoa are in Group A, where they will face England, France and Greece. Their RLWC2021 campaign gets underway against England at Newcastle’s St James’ Park on Saturday 23rd October.

The full fixture list for Samoa is as follows:

  • England vs Samoa (men’s) – St James’ Park, Newcastle (Saturday 23rd October) – 14.30pm
  • Samoa vs Greece (men’s) – Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster (Sunday 31st October) – 17.00pm
  • Samoa vs France (men’s) – Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington (Sunday 7th November) – 17.00pm

In June, it was revealed that Samoa will be using Doncaster as their team training base.

Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 Chief Executive, said: “This is a huge moment for the tournament and for millions of fans around the world as we reveal the full fixture schedule.

“The tournament has been gaining momentum over recent months and global fans can now look forward to being part of this unique sporting event. With match dates and locations confirmed, the excitement will only intensify.

“RLWC2021 will bring together the very best that the sport has to offer, and you can see from the schedule that there is no end of world class, not-to-be-missed matches, across all three tournaments.

“We can’t wait to welcome all our competing nations and their fans to England next autumn for the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup to date.”

With 61 fixtures over a six-week period the tournament will showcase a festival of world class sporting action. The dates, venues and kick-off times for each of the three tournaments is now confirmed and available to view below and at

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