2017 Rugby League World Cup Fixtures

The 2017 Rugby League World Cup Fixtures list is officially announced by the Rugby League International Federation. Meanwhile, the tournament will take place at the host countries Australia, NewZealand, and Papua New Guinea. The Rugby League World Cup 2017 matches begin from 27th October 2017 and end by concluding its Grand Final on 2nd December 2017. In total 20  pool matches of the RLWC (Rugby League World Cup) to be played before the Super 8 teams advance to the Final Rounds.

2017 Rugby League World Cup Fixtures

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium to host the opening blockbuster match of the RLWC 2017 (Rugby League World Cup) , when the home team Australia, the Kangaroos begin their Rugby League World Cup 2017 campaign against England on Friday, October 27, 2017.  The Same day the New Zealanders begin their first pool match will be played at the home of Rugby League in New Zealand – Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium – when they take on Pacific rivals Samoa.

In total 11 teams namely Australia England, France,Lebanon, NewZealand, Samoa, Scotland,Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and USA are Officially confirmed for the Rugby League World Cup pool matches playoffs. However, three teams are not yet decided and will come from the European Qualifying Tournament which will be played in October and November this year (2016).

2017 Rugby League World Cup Fixtures

Date

Match Type

Match-Up

Venue

Oct-27

Pool – Round 1

Australia vs England

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

Oct-28

Pool – Round 1

PNG v Euro Q1

Port Moresby (venue TBA)

Oct-28

Pool – Round 1

New Zealand vs Samoa

Mt Smart, Auckland

Oct-28

Pool – Round 1

Fiji vs USA

Townsville Stadium

Oct-29

Pool – Round 1

Scotland vs Tonga

Barlow Park, Cairns

Oct-29

Pool – Round 1

Euro Q2 vs Euro Q3

Barlow Park, Cairns

Oct-29

Pool – Round 1

France vs Lebanon

Canberra Stadium

Nov-03

Pool – Round 2

Australia vs France

Canberra Stadium

Nov-04

Pool – Round 2

New Zealand vs Scotland

Christchurch Stadium

Nov-04

Pool – Round 2

Samoa vs Tonga

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

Nov-04

Pool – Round 2

England vs Lebanon

Sydney Football Stadium

Nov-05

Pool – Round 2

PNG vs Euro Q2

Port Moresby (venue TBA)

Nov-05

Pool – Round 2

Euro Q3 vs USA

Townsville Stadium

Nov-05

Pool – Round 2

Fiji vs Euro Q1

Townsville Stadium

Nov-10

Pool – Round 3

Fiji vs Euro Q3

Canberra Stadium

Nov-11

Pool – Round 3

Samoa vs Scotland

Barlow Park, Cairns

Nov-11

Pool – Round 3

New Zealand vs Tonga

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

Nov-11

Pool – Round 3

Australia vs Lebanon

Sydney Football Stadium

Nov-12

Pool – Round 3

PNG vs USA

Port Moresby (venue TBA)

Nov-12

Pool – Round 3

Euro Q1 vs Euro Q2

Perth Rectangular Stadium

Nov-12

Pool – Round 3

England vs France

Perth Rectangular Stadium

2017 Rugby League World Cup Fixtures (Finals)

Date

Match

Venue

Nov-17

Quarter Final 1

Darwin Stadium

Nov-18

Quarter Final 2

Christchurch Stadium

Nov-18

Quarter Final 3

Wellington Regional Stadium

Nov-19

Quarter Final 4

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

Nov-24

Semi Final 1: QF1 v QF2

Brisbane Stadium

Nov-25

Semi Final 2: QF3 v QF 4

Mt Smart, Auckland

Dec-02

Final: SF1 v SF2

Brisbane Stadium

As per 2017 Rugby League World Cup Fixtures, the quarter finals matches to be played at TIO Stadium in Darwin, Christchurch, Wellington and AAMI Park while the Semi-finals to be held in Brisbane and Auckland. The big final will take place at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on 2nd December 2017.

Pool A: Australia, England, France, Lebanon
Pool B: New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, Tonga
Pool C: Papua New Guinea,  European Qualifier 1 & Qualifier 2
Pool D: Fiji, USA, European Qualifier 3
Remaining Europe qualifiers to come from: Wales, Serbia, Italy, Russia, Ireland, Spain

The pool match Fixtures is the exact replica of the successful 2013 Rugby League World Cup Tournament. Although the placement of the Matches of the pools for RLWC2017 is kept by considering in mind final positions from the 2013 World Cup and current world rankings.

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