Bolton Wanderers are delighted to be hosting one of England’s major group games in the Rugby League World Cup.
England will take on France at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday, 22 October (KO 5pm).
Tournament organisers are expecting a bumper crowd for the prestigious Group A fixture, with tickets available now.
Neil Hart, Chief Executive Officer of Bolton Wanderers said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming the long-awaited Rugby League World Cup to Bolton and to our iconic home of the Wanderers.
“Working closely with Bolton Council and with the Rugby League World Cup team, we are committed to delivering a high-quality event for both Bolton and the global audience to enjoy.”
The Rugby League World Cup is one of the longest running tournaments of its kind in world sport, with England reaching the final the last time the competition was held in 2017.
This year’s event was rescheduled from its original 2021 dates due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and runs from 15 October-19 November.
England kick off the men’s tournament against Samoa at St James’ Park, with Greece the fourth team alongside the Three Lions and France in Group A.
The final takes place on Saturday, 19 November at Old Trafford, with defending men’s champions Australia looking to become winners for a 12th time.
Tickets for the England v France fixture on Saturday, 22 October can be purchased here.
There will be hospitality options available for the fixture. Details will be released in due course.
You can find out more about the Rugby League World Cup here.