Rugby League World Cup

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The Rugby League World Cup is an international rugby league football tournament that has been held nearly once every four years since it started in 1954.

With the United Kingdom hosting the tournament this year, the competition starts on Saturday 26 October with Australia playing England at the Milllenium Stadium, Cardiff.

The World Cup runs through to Saturday 30 November, when Old Trafford will host the final and the winning team will be crowned champions.

With 21 games now played, the knockout stage begins on November 15 with the eight remaining teams playing to win each game to get through to the next round.

Will New Zealand be able to retain the World Cup after their victory in 2008?

Check the group lists below and click on the stadium link to take you through to the nearest weather forecast for each stadium to see how the weather may affect both players and spectators.

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26 October - 30 November - Will New Zealand retain the Rugby League World Cup in 2013? Check the forecast for each of the games to see how the weather may affect play.

Quarter Finals

Friday 15 November20.00New ZealandVScotlandHeadingly Carnegie Stadium
Saturday 16 November13.00AustraliaVUSAGlyndwr University Racecourse Stadium
Saturday 16 November20.00EnglandVFranceDW Stadium
Sunday 17 November15.00SamoaVFijiHalliwell Jones Stadium

Semi Finals

Saturday 23 November13.00EnglandVNew ZealandWembley Stadium
Saturday 23 November15.30AustraliaVFijiWembley Stadium


Saturday 30 November14.30New ZealandVAustraliaOld Trafford

For more information about the Rugby League World Cup, check the official Rugby League World Cup website.