NSW has been just two matches, with two of Lebanon’s pool games to be played in Sydney.
Organisers have defended shunning NSW when allocating next year’s Rugby League World Cup matches, saying it came down to state government willingness to pay.
The quarter-finals will be played in Darwin, Christchurch, Wellington and Melbourne.
The semi-finals will be in Brisbane and Auckland, with the final at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.
Christchurch, Wellington, Melbourne and even Darwin will host quarter-finals before semi-finals move to Brisbane and Auckland.
Papua New Guinea will play each of their three group matches in Port Moresby.
Tickets for the tournament will go on sale on October 27.
Rugby League World Cup 2017 Tournament Draw
Date Match Type Match-Up Venue
27/10/2017 Pool – Round 1 Australia vs England Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
28/10/2017 Pool – Round 1 PNG v Euro Q1 Port Moresby (venue TBA)
28/10/2017 Pool – Round 1 New Zealand vs Samoa Mt Smart, Auckland
28/10/2017 Pool – Round 1 Fiji vs USA Townsville Stadium
29/10/2017 Pool – Round 1 Scotland vs Tonga Barlow Park, Cairns
29/10/2017 Pool – Round 1 Euro Q2 vs Euro Q3 Barlow Park, Cairns
29/10/2017 Pool – Round 1 France vs Lebanon Canberra Stadium
3/11/2017 Pool – Round 2 Australia vs France Canberra Stadium
4/11/2017 Pool – Round 2 New Zealand vs Scotland Christchurch Stadium
4/11/2017 Pool – Round 2 Samoa vs Tonga Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
4/11/2017 Pool – Round 2 England vs Lebanon Sydney Football Stadium
5/11/2017 Pool – Round 2 PNG vs Euro Q2 Port Moresby (venue TBA)
5/11/2017 Pool – Round 2 Euro Q3 vs USA Townsville Stadium
5/11/2017 Pool – Round 2 Fiji vs Euro Q1 Townsville Stadium
10/11/2017 Pool – Round 3 Fiji vs Euro Q3 Canberra Stadium
11/11/2017 Pool – Round 3 Samoa vs Scotland Barlow Park, Cairns
11/11/2017 Pool – Round 3 New Zealand vs Tonga Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
11/11/2017 Pool – Round 3 Australia vs Lebanon Sydney Football Stadium
12/11/2017 Pool – Round 3 PNG vs USA Port Moresby (venue TBA)
12/11/2017 Pool – Round 3 Euro Q1 vs Euro Q2 Perth Rectangular Stadium
12/11/2017 Pool – Round 3 England vs France Perth Rectangular Stadium
17/11/2017 Quarter Final Darwin Stadium
18/11/2017 Quarter Final Christchurch Stadium
18/11/2017 Quarter Final Wellington Regional Stadium
19/11/2017 Quarter Final Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
24/11/2017 Semi Final Brisbane Stadium
25/11/2017 Semi Final Mt Smart, Auckland
2/12/017 Final Brisbane Stadium