Tees Valley says Kia Orana to the Cook Islands men’s international rugby league team as they travel to the region to compete in the Rugby League World Cup 2021.
During the competition, which begins in October 2021 the team will use the area as their training base, staying at Rockliffe Hall and training at Mowden Park in Darlington. The team will face their opposition Tonga at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough on 7th November 2021.
All eyes will be on the North East as Newcastle kicks off the tournament with the opening fixture played at St James’ Park. The toon will also host Scotland during the tournament with New Zealand also staying close by in York.
The full list of host towns and cities, and the corresponding nations is as follows:
Bolton – France (Men’s)
Doncaster – Samoa (Men’s)
Hull – Fiji (Men’s)
Leeds – Jamaica, Ireland (Men’s) | England, Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Canada (Women’s)
Liverpool and St Helen’s – Tonga, Italy (Men’s teams)
London – England, Australia, Norway, Spain (Wheelchair)
Manchester – England, Australia (Men’s)
Newcastle – Scotland (Men’s)
Preston – Wales (Men’s)
Sheffield – Greece (Men’s) | France, Wales, Scotland, USA (Wheelchair)
Tees Valley – Cook Islands (Men’s)
Warrington – Papua New Guinea (Men’s)
Wigan/Leigh – Lebanon (Men’s)
York – New Zealand (Men’s) | Australia, New Zealand, France, Cook Islands (Women’s)
For further details on the Rugby League World Cup 2021 and for the latest ticket information head to rlwc2021.com.
7th November, 2.30pm
Address: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, UK