Melbourne will host the opening match of the Rugby League World Cup, when the home nation – the Kangaroos – begin their campaign under lights against England on Friday 27 October.

The Victorian capital will also host a RLWC2017 Quarter-Final which is likely to feature the highly fancied England outfit, as they look to progress to the Semi-Finals.

RLWC2017 Chief Executive Officer, Michael Brown, said the Victorian Government has been a great supporter of Rugby League as demonstrated by fans strong showing at Melbourne Storm and State of Origin matches in recent years.

The RLWC2017 will see 14 teams play 28 games over five weeks from 27 October until 2 December 2017 – all hoping to be crowned world champions, in what is the pinnacle event in international Rugby League. In addition to playing matches in Australia and New Zealand, there will be three pool matches played in Papua New Guinea.

With 11 teams already confirmed, the final three teams will come from the European Qualifying Tournament to be played in October and November this year. The teams who are still in the race include Wales, Ireland, Russia, Serbia, Italy and Spain.

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Rugby League World Cup – Australia vs England

Friday 27 October 2017

Box Office: 5.30pm
Gates: 6.00pm
Opening Ceremony: 7.40pm
Match starts: 8.05pm