The Rugby League World Cup 2022 has entered an agreement with Foxtel Group for the tournament to be broadcast live and exclusive on both Fox Sports and Kayo.
Including all 61 matches, 31 men’s, 15 women’s and for the first time 15 wheelchair, the competition is set to begin on 15 October in England and will finish up on 19 November.
Rugby League World Cup CEO, Jon Dutton, said: “We know that RLWC2021 is going to be the most watched World Cup and it is very pleasing it will be broadcast in Australia on Fox Sports, keeping the rights within the NRL family and with a network that Australian audiences are comfortable and familiar with.
“This is a great outcome for International Rugby League and Australian fans.”
There will be 16 nations taking part in the men’s tournament, and eight taking part in both the women’s and wheelchair tournament.
The Kangaroos are in Group B with Fiji, Italy and Scotland, while the Jillaroos take on the Cook Islands, France and New Zealand in Group B. Meanwhile, Australia’s wheelchair team will face England, Ireland and Spain as part of Group A.
“Fox League and Kayo Sports are flying this season and to now add the Rugby League World Cup is something to bang the drums about,” concluded Fox Sports Executive Director, Steve Crawley.
“All exclusive rights across the 61 matches of men’s, women’s and wheelchair footy very much celebrates the best of the best – on the true homes of Rugby League.”