OLD Trafford will host the Rugby League World Cup mens and womens finals in 2021.

The finals will be played back-to-back on Saturday 27th November. The women's final will kick-off at 2.15pm, followed by the men's at 5pm.

In June, it was revealed that Trafford and Manchester will be the team training base for England and Australia's men's teams.

Cllr Andrew Western, Leader of Trafford Council, said: “I’m looking forward to seeing amazing rugby and memorable moments right here on our doorstep. Trafford is synonymous with world-class sport and the Rugby League World Cup will be a fantastic event that will inspire young people.

“I am particularly delighted that the men’s and women’s finals will take place on the same day for the first time. Old Trafford is the fitting place for this ground-breaking occasion. It is going to be an incredible event.”

With 61 fixtures over a six-week period the tournament will showcase a festival of world class sporting action. The dates, venues and kick-off times* for each of the three tournaments is now confirmed and available to view below and at www.RLWC2021.com