Cities across Yorkshire prepare to host teams for 2021 Rugby League World Cup

Doncaster will host the men’s squad from Samoa Credit: PA

With the Rugby League World Cup coming to England next year, cities across Yorkshire are preparing to host teams from across the world.

To celebrate 500 days until the opening fixture in October next year, organisers have announced which teams cities across the country will host.

Leeds will act as a training base for six nations during the tournaments, with Jamaica's men's team and women's teams from England, Papua New Guinea, Brazil and Canada all arriving in the city next year.

Sheffield will host wheelchair teams from France, Wales, Scotland and USA, as well as the men's team from Greece.

Five teams will use York as their base; New Zealand's men's team and women's teams from Australia, New Zealand, France, and Cook Islands.

Doncaster will host the men’s squad from Samoa Credit: PA

Doncaster will host Samoa men's and Hull will be home to the Fiji men's team.

The Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones said:

“It is an honour to host representatives from such a proud nation and we are looking forward to learning more about their culture while they visit us. I’m sure they will leave a lasting impression on the town.

Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones

Fixtures for all three tournaments will be announced in the coming months.