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100 days to Rugby League World Cup 2017

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says the next major event on New Zealand’s sporting calendar is the Rugby League World Cup 2017.

“Today marks 100 days to go until the kick off the Rugby League World Cup New Zealand’s set to co-host in late October,” says Dr Coleman.

“Preparations are well underway for the tournament which will see seven of the 28 games played in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, and Christchurch.

“The economic benefits to New Zealand are expected to be considerable with organisers forecasting over 6,000 international visitors, contributing around $4.8 million to our economy.

“To support the tournament organisers and the host cities the Government has committed $1.35 million from the Major Events Development Fund.

“2017 has been a big year of major sporting events, with the successful hosting of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series and the World Masters Games. This tournament provides another opportunity for New Zealand to further demonstrate our ability to host world-class events.”

The 2017 Rugby League World Cup comprises of 14 teams playing 28 games over five weeks in three countries. New Zealand and Australia are co-hosting, with three matches also being played in Papua New Guinea.

The tournament kicks off in Melbourne on 27 October. New Zealand will host its first game the following day at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, when the Kiwis play Samoa.

Rugby League World Cup 2017 Men’s Tournament Draw

Date

Match Type

Match-Up

Venue

27/10/2017

Pool Round 1

Australia vs England

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

28/10/2017

Pool Round 1

PNG v Wales

National Football Stadium, PNG

28/10/2017

Pool Round 1

New Zealand vs Samoa

Mt Smart, Auckland

28/10/2017

Pool Round 1

Fiji vs USA

Townsville Stadium

29/10/2017

Pool Round 1

Scotland vs Tonga

Barlow Park, Cairns

29/10/2017

Pool Round 1

Ireland vs Italy

Barlow Park, Cairns

29/10/2017

Pool Round 1

France vs Lebanon

Canberra Stadium

3/11/2017

Pool Round 2

Australia vs France

Canberra Stadium

4/11/2017

Pool Round 2

New Zealand vs Scotland

Christchurch Stadium

4/11/2017

Pool Round 2

Samoa vs Tonga

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

4/11/2017

Pool Round 2

England vs Lebanon

Sydney Football Stadium

5/11/2017

Pool Round 2

PNG vs Ireland

National Football Stadium, PNG

5/11/2017

Pool Round 2

Italy vs USA

Townsville Stadium

5/11/2017

Pool Round 2

Fiji vs Wales

Townsville Stadium

10/11/2017

Pool Round 3

Fiji vs Italy

Canberra Stadium

11/11/2017

Pool Round 3

Samoa vs Scotland

Barlow Park, Cairns

11/11/2017

Pool Round 3

New Zealand vs Tonga

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

11/11/2017

Pool Round 3

Australia vs Lebanon

Sydney Football Stadium

12/11/2017

Pool Round 3

PNG vs USA

National Football Stadium, PNG

12/11/2017

Pool Round 3

Ireland vs Wales

Perth Rectangular Stadium

12/11/2017

Pool Round 3

England vs France

Perth Rectangular Stadium

17/11/2017

Quarter-Final

 

Darwin Stadium

18/11/2017

Quarter-Final

 

Christchurch Stadium

18/11/2017

Quarter-Final

 

Wellington Regional Stadium

19/11/2017

Quarter-Final

 

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

24/11/2017

Semi-Final

 

Brisbane Stadium

25/11/2017

Semi-Final

 

Mt Smart, Auckland

2/12/2017

Final

 

Brisbane Stadium

Kick-off times to be confirmed in due course.

 


Updated on 18th September 2017