The NRL has confirmed the draw for the Sydney RLWC 9s live , featuring blockbuster clashes between traditional rivals and men’s and women’s double headers.
As part of the 9s tournament, to be held at Bankwest Stadium, Day One (Friday, October 18) is highlighted by:
- The tournament’s Opening Ceremony, commencing at 6pm
- an Australia-New Zealand double-header, featuring both the men’s and women’s sides
- England’s women’s and men’s teams playing a double header (against PNG in the women’s tournament and Wales in the men’s tournament).
- A Pacific double header (Tonga against Cook Islands, immediately followed by Samoa against Fiji).
Day Two (Saturday, October 19) will feature:
- Two Australian men’s and women’s double headers
- Traditional rivals Tonga and Samoa facing off
- All teams playing a minimum of two matches through nine hours of Rugby League.
The 12 teams in the men’s competition and four teams in the women’s tournament will compete across 28 matches and 12 hours of action.
Fox Sports, the official broadcast partner of the Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s will broadcast every match live and exclusive into Australia. Sky New Zealand will also broadcast every match live into New Zealand.
RLWC 9s Rugby Schedule 2019 will be the 1st edition of the prestigious event. It will start from October 18 to October 19. Rugby League World Cup 9s will be held in Sydney, Australia.
FRI 18 OCT
6:20PM FRANCE v LEBANON
6:45PM (W) ENGLAND v PNG
7:10PM ENGLAND v WALES
7:35PM TONGA v COOK ISLANDS
8:10PM SAMOA v FIJI
8:35PM (W) AUSTRALIA v NEW ZEALAND
9:00PM AUSTRALIA v NEW ZEALAND
9:25PM PNG v USA
SAT 19 OCT
11:30AM (W) NEW ZEALAND v PNG
11:55PM FRANCE v WALES
12:20PM ENGLAND v LEBANON
12:45PM SAMOA v COOK ISLANDS
1:10PM TONGA v FIJI
1:45PM NEW ZEALAND v PNG
2:10PM AUSTRALIA v USA
2:35PM (W) AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND
3:00PM LEBANON v WALES
3:25PM ENGLAND v FRANCE
4:00PM FIJI v COOK ISLANDS
4:25PM TONGA v SAMOA
4:50PM NEW ZEALAND v USA
5:15PM AUSTRALIA v PNG
5:40PM (W) AUSTRALIA v PNG
6:05PM (W) NEW ZEALAND v ENGLAND
6:55PM MEN’S SEMI FINAL
7:20PM MEN’S SEMI FINAL
7:45PM (W) WOMEN’S FINAL
9:00PM MEN’S FINAL