Rugby League World Cup
In 2022, Doncaster was delighted to host three fixtures of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 and bring top class international rugby league to South Yorkshire. The tournament was postponed in 2021 due to Covid-19 and was held between Saturday 15 October and Saturday 19 November 2022.
Doncaster's three fixtures and revised dates were:
- France vs Greece (men's) - 17th October 2022
- Samoa vs Greece (men's)- 23rd October 2022
- Papua New Guinea vs Wales (men's) - 31st October 2022
Doncaster also proudly hosted the Samoan team during the tournament!
The Rugby League World Cup has been the pinnacle of International Rugby League since 1954. Now contested every four years, with a series of qualification tournaments leading up to it, the RLWC is open to all full and affiliate members of the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF).
The RLWC2021 tournament, for the first time, saw the Men's, Women's and Wheelchair competitions staged in a single, celebratory event, culminating in an epic Finals Weekend to crown the champions of each. The host country was England and Doncaster hosted three group stage matches at the home of Doncaster Rugby League Club - The Eco-Power Stadium.