2021 Rugby League World Cup quarter-finals line-up confirmed

James Gordon
England forward Victor Radley will feature in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup quarter-finals

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England will face Papua New Guinea in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

The Kumuls secured their berth with a 36-0 win over Wales in Doncaster to set up a repeat of the 2017 quarter-final, which England won 36-6 in Melbourne.

There’s another 2017 quarter-final repeat between New Zealand and Fiji, which will take place in Hull on Saturday night.

The quarter-finals kick-off on Friday when Australia face Lebanon at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield.

The winner of those two matches will go head to head the following Friday in the semi-final at Elland Road.

The other semi-final will be played on the Saturday at the Emirates Stadium, between England or Papua New Guinea and the winner of Tonga and Samoa’s quarter-final.

That one will take place at Warrington on Sunday (2.30pm). The Halliwell Jones Stadium was previously announced as a replacement venue for the University of Bolton Stadium, and has already hosted three group stage matches.

All four quarter-finals are being shown live on BBC TV – starting with the Australia game on BBC Three, the England game on BBC One and then the other two on BBC Two.

The four semi-finalists in 2017 were Australia, Fiji, Tonga and England.

The Rugby League World Cup final will take place at Old Trafford on Saturday November 19.

2021 Rugby League World Cup quarter-finals

Australia v Lebanon, Friday November 4 (7.30pm), John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield (Live on BBC Three)

England v Papua New Guinea, Saturday November 5 (2.30pm), DW Stadium, Wigan (Live on BBC One)

New Zealand v Fiji, Saturday November 5 (7.30pm), MKM Stadium, Hull (Live on BBC Two)

Tonga v Samoa, Sunday November 6 (2.30pm), Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington (Live on BBC Two)

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