England’s Rugby League World Cup attracts venue interest from overseas

• 2021 tournament held in England after beating bid from US
• Matches could be played in Perpignan, Avignon and Limerick

The organisers of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup have received 40 expressions of interest from potential host venues, including several inquiries from enticing areas outside England.

The Rugby League International Federation awarded the tournament to England last year ahead of a competing bid from the US. But matches could be played outside the host country, with venues in France and Ireland – including Perpignan, Avignon and Limerick – understood to have expressed interest in hosting games.

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