Rugby League World Cup schedule
October 27-December 2, 2017 -- The Rugby League World Cup tournament takes place in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Fourteen teams are competing: Australia, England, PNG, Wales, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, USA, Ireland, Italy, France, Lebanon, Scotland, and Tonga.
Defending champions Australia open the tournament with a heavyweight clash against England in Melbourne, while fellow hosts New Zealand and Papua New Guinea also begin their campaigns on home soil, against Samoa and Wales respectively. The final takes place at Lang Park, Brisbane on December 2.