Rugby World Cup 2021 Schedule, Draw, Fixtures, Teams & Tickets

The Women’s Rugby World Cup is scheduled to start from 18th September till 16 October 2021. The Women’s Rugby World Cup will take place in New Zealand, it will the 9th Women’s world cup and for the first time in its history, a world cup will be hosted by a southern hemisphere country. Ahead of the event, here’s Rugby World Cup 2021 schedule, draw, teams and tickets.

The draw for the pool stages is all set to take place on 20 November 2020. The draw will be held at SkyCity Theatre in Auckland and the draw which will be streamed live for rugby fans worldwide via World Rugby’s digital channels.

Teams

The World Cup will see a total of 12 teams competing for the title. Out of the 12 teams 7 teams have automatically qualified for the tournament, while South Africa Fiji qualified via their regional qualification process.

However, the teams for 3 remaining spots are yet to be decided. The list of teams taking part in next year’s World Cup is as follows.

No.TeamsQualification Type
1New Zealand Host
2CanadaAutomatically Qualified
3United States Of AmericaAutomatically Qualified
4AustraliaAutomatically Qualified
5EnglandAutomatically Qualified
6FranceAutomatically Qualified
7WalesAutomatically Qualified
8FijiAfrican regional Qualifications
9South AfricaOceania regional Qualifications
10T.B.AAmerica regional Qualifications
11T.B.AAsia regional Qualifications
12T.B.AEurope regional Qualifications

The seven teams who have automatically qualified are due to their top 7 finish in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Rugby World Cup 2021 Schedule

The fixture for the Rugby World Cup 2021 would be released after 20th November 2020, once the draw will be over.

However, there are 4 groups in which the teams are categorized for the draw according to their seed rankings. Thus the list of 4 groups is as follows.

Group 1: New Zealand, England, Canada
Group 2: France, Australia, USA
Group 3: Wales, Europe Qualifier Winner, South Africa
Group 4: Asia Qualifier Winner, Fiji, Oceania Qualifier winner

Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) Tickets

There is good news for the rugby fans as Rugby World Cup 2021 tickets will be provided by the organizers.

They are providing 20,021 free tickets due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the price of tickets is below £50. The wheelchair tournaments of RLWC2021 tickets price at £2.21 for children and £10 for adults.

Venues

Coming to the venues then there will be 3 venues for the tournament. The venue list is as follows.

StadiumPlaceCapacity
Eden ParkAuckland60,000
Semenoff StadiumWhangarei30,000
Waitakere StadiumAuckland4,900

RLWC2021 Broadcasters List

Sky Sports is the global broadcaster for the Rugby World Cup 2021.

CountryChannel
AustraliaFoxtel
CanadaTSN, RDS
FranceEurosport, France Televisions
IrelandEir Sport, RTE
New ZealandSpark Sport, TVNZ
U.KITV
U.S.ANBC Sports, Univision Deportes

Disclaimer: Please note that Rugby World Cup 2021 schedule, draw and fixtures dates are confirmed by the officials, though they are subject to change.

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