Date: 31 Mar 2021


  • Available now, fans can plan and purchase their ‘Squad Trips’ in Coventry, Leeds, York, Newcastle and Manchester on the RLWC2021 official booking platform. Fans can book now via: com/squadtrips

Rugby League World Cup 2021 host Ricoh Arena of Coventry today joined the growing list of venues opening their doors to fans through a digital tournament booking platform – ‘Squad Trips’ - that will enhance the event experience of thousands of World Cup supporters.

The innovative one-stop-shop ‘Squad Trips’ will provide instant access to tickets as part of a package with accommodation and access to local attractions and experiences in host cities which now includes Coventry as well as Leeds, York, Manchester, and Newcastle - the venues for the final and opening game weekends, respectively.

Additionally, fans who have already booked their place at RLWC2021 during the ticket sales phases have the chance to add accommodation and/or activities to their previous ticket purchases and create memories outside of the 80 minutes, offering something for every fan whether they are attending their first match or a loyal supporter. 

Coventry will play host to the much anticipated Australia (Men) v Scotland (Men) on Friday 29th October 2021at Ricoh Arena.

Jonathan Neill, the RLWC2021 Commercial Director, said: “Through ‘Squad Trips’ we want to provide an easy and accessible experience for the thousands of fans who are looking to secure their seat, accommodation, and enjoy the hospitality and attractions of our host town and cities”.

“Match tickets are always available through the ‘Squad Trips’ platform for what will be the biggest and best RLWC in history. ‘Squad Trips’ allows fans to plan, explore and celebrate the diversity, beauty, and appeal of our host venues.”    

There will be a wide range of accommodation and experience options available on the platform that will enable fans to build their own bespoke squad trip via one single transaction.    

Jonathan Neill added: “’Squad Trips’ is a great opportunity for all local businesses in the tourism and hospitality sectors, who have suffered so much during the pandemic, to drive footfall, revenue and show to the thousands of fans attending RLWC2021 that they will be open for business and provide an exciting and warm welcome to everyone in October and November.”

Tourism suppliers interested in becoming part of ‘Squad Trips’ with their accommodation, activity, or attraction for fans should contact rlwc2021@txgb.co.uk. There is no fee to join ‘Squad Trips’ for suppliers, with only commission and booking fees payable.

Follow all the latest news via www.RLWC2021.com and the official social media channels, on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Rugby League World Cup 2021

The Rugby League World Cup is the pinnacle major event of rugby league, globally contested every four years. RLWC2021 will be a breakthrough moment in the tournament’s history with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being staged together for the first time.

The three tournaments will take place across 21 venues throughout England. Both the women’s and wheelchair competitions will be contested by two groups of four teams, whilst the men’s tournament will see 16 teams compete across four groups.

RLWC2021 will be the most visible rugby league event in history with all 61 games in the men’s, women’s, and wheelchair competitions being broadcast live on the BBC.

Mission: Delivering the biggest and best ever Rugby League World Cup.

Vision: Creating inspirational moments that excite, engage, and leave a long-lasting legacy.