During the last five years, there have been a number of challenges for organisers. They have worked hard to overcome those and are set to host the 2021 tournament. However, they still haven’t managed to make it to one million fans at a game. They have also had to adjust the date of the tournament to October 15, 2022, instead of the planned November.
The 2022 Rugby League World Cup is expected to be the largest international rugby league tournament ever. It will take place in England from 15 October to 19 November. It will feature 61 matches, and the women’s competition will run concurrently.
Australia is the overwhelming favourite to win the tournament. They are 11-time champions and have won the World Cup in three successive years. They have also reached the final in both the men’s and women’s tournaments. They beat England in the men’s final in 2017.
New Zealand are one of the most successful nations in the world. They have won one World Cup, and are expected to be one of the favourites to win the tournament in 2021. They have finished second in three of the past four tournaments. They were beaten by Australia in the 2013 final.
Great Britain has won three Rugby League World Cups, and finished runner-up in four. They also reached the semi-finals in 2000, 1995 and 2008. They were beaten by Wales in the final in 2008. They are currently ranked fifth.