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The 2017 Rugby League World Cup will be held down under in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea between Oct 27 2017 and Dec 2 2017.
We will see the same number of teams as at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, a total of 14 teams, which was staged in England, Wales, France and Ireland. The tournament was won well by Australia.
All games will be held live on the Seven Network in Australia and on Sky TV in New Zealand. The final will be hosted in Brisbane. However, Sydney will only see two games, with matches spread around Australia.
The Quarter Finals will be split between Australia and New Zealand, with Australia's matches to be played in Darwin and Melbourne, while the New Zealand games will be hosted in Christchurch and Wellington.
The Semi Finals will be held at Mount Smart, Auckland, and in Brisbane Stadium. The Grand Final will be held at Brisbane Stadium on Saturday Dec 2 2017. Kick off times are provisional only, and liable to change.