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Rugby League World Cup 2021 ballot opens

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With exactly one year to go until the Rugby League World Cup 2021, a public ticket ballot has now opened for fans wanting to be at the games – which will incude matches played in Wigan and Leigh.

The public ticket ballot – the first in Rugby League World Cup history – opened at 9am on 23 October and will remain open for applications until 16 November 2020 at 20:21.

Fans can apply for tickets for each of the 61 matches across all three tournaments, with tickets in each price band at every game available.

Following the unprecedented demand during the Rugby League family priority access sale, fans are encouraged to apply for a wide selection of matches or use the Powerplay option to have a better chance of seeing their favourite team play during RLWC2021.

Fans are reminded that the public ticket ballot will be the last opportunity to buy a ticket to the tournament at 2020 promotional rates, ticket prices will increase from 1 January 2021.  To apply for tickets in the Public Ticket Ballot, applicants must register an account via the official Rugby League World Cup 2021 Ticketing website.

Wigan and Leigh will play host to three fixtures when RLWC2021 comes to England next year, as well as acting as the training base for Lebanon’s men’s team.

Leader of Wigan Council, Cllr David Molyneux, said: “RLWC 2021 will be viewed across the world and with that we have a fantastic opportunity to inspire a new generation of athletes in Wigan and Leigh.

“Wigan Borough is synonymous with Rugby League and next year’s tournament will be a key event in our calendar as we get to showcase everything we have to offer on a global stage.

“We look forward to welcoming all five men’s teams and their respective fans to Leigh Sports Village which is a fantastic facility in the borough. None more so than Lebanon who we are thrilled to be hosting for the duration of the tournament.”

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