RUGBY League World Cup 2021 organisers say they are fulfilling a promise of putting the fan first as ticket prices are announced.

The sport's biggest event yet, featuring matches on your doorstep in Bolton, Leigh, St Helens, Warrington, Manchester and Liverpool, is set to be the most inclusive and accessible in modern history.

While more than 80 per cent of tickets are priced below £50, frontline heroes are to be rewarded with 20,021 free tickets as a mark of gratitude for their priceless contribution during the coronavirus pandemic.

This is the first time in history the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments will be held at the same time and prices will start at £2.21 for under 16s and £10 for adults across all three tournaments.

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How do I get my hands on tickets?

The Rugby League family will be rewarded for their loyal support through a priority access sale window on Monday, September 21, and then, with one year to the tournament on Friday, October 23, the public ballot will open.

Any remaining tickets will go on general sale from early 2021.

Fans will be able to apply for up to 10 tickets across 61 fixtures, and up to six tickets for the men's final at Old Trafford.

To take part in the priority access sale, fans will need to sign up here:

RLWC2021 is offering a flexible interest free ticket payment option through financial services company, Klarna, and promotional rates for those who buy tickets during 2020.

Ahead of the priority access sale, fans will receive information on ticket bundles which will include tickets for multiple matches at one or more locations to be bought at a promotional rate.

Tournament organisers are guaranteeing a refund for all ticket buyers should there be restrictions on crowds at the event and to reassure fans in the unfortunate circumstance the event has to be cancelled.

Ticketmaster will support the sales campaign.

RLWC2021 are also offering official hospitality packages from Tuesday, September 1. There will be a range of experiences available at all fixtures. For more information, visit

For the full ticketing details, visit

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The World Cup's coming to venues across the country next year. Picture: NRL Photos

What matches are taking place across Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester in RLWC2021?

Men's tournament, group matches:

Sunday, October 24: New Zealand v Lebanon, Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, 7.30pm

Tuesday, October 26: Tonga v Papua New Guinea, Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens, 7.30pm

Wednesday, October 27: Wales v Cook Islands, Leigh Sports Village, Leigh, 7.30pm

Saturday, October 30: England v France, University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton, 5pm

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England will have passionate backing in the 2021 tournament. Picture: NRL Photos

Sunday, October 31: Lebanon v Ireland, Leigh Sports Village, 2.30pm

Monday, November 1: Tonga v Wales, Totally Wicked Stadium, 7.30pm

Tuesday, November 2: Papua New Guinea v Cook Islands, Halliwell Jones Stadium, 7.30pm

Saturday, November 6: Australia v Italy, Totally Wicked Stadium, 7.30pm

Sunday, November 7: Lebanon v Jamaica, Leigh Sports Village, noon

Sunday, November 7, Samoa v France, Halliwell Jones Stadium, 5pm

Men's tournament, quarter finals:

Saturday, November 13, Anfield, 2.30pm (including England Women v Canada, noon)

Sunday, November 14, University of Bolton Stadium, 2.30pm

Men's tournament, final:

Saturday, November 27, Old Trafford, 5pm

Wheelchair tournament, final:

Friday, November 26, M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, 7.30pm

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What's the key message to fans from the organisers?

Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 chief executive, said: “I am delighted that we can offer the most accessible, fair priced and highly anticipated RLWC to fans not only here in England but also those from across the world.

“This tournament will be unique with so much world class rugby league action and wherever you look you can see that the tournament provides great value for fans.

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Cheering on England at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. Picture: NRL Photos

“There is a real opportunity for fans to not only support their own nation, but also the realistic and affordable possibility of seeing some of the other high-profile games and maybe adopting a second team in the tournament.”

Dutton, commenting on the ticket giveaway to frontline workers, concluded: “Our tournament slogan is the Power of Together and never has this been more visible in everyday life than the way the NHS and other frontline workers have responded during the recent crisis.

“In sport we talk a lot about heroes, but these are true heroes in our communities, and we are delighted, to show our gratitude in this small way.”