Vodafone joins Rugby League World Cup as official technology partner

For the first time, the tournament will feature 61 games spread over 21 sites, including men's, women’s, and wheelchair sports.

Vodafone has been named the official technology partner for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC21), which will be held in England in 2022.

The tournament was postponed due to Covid-19 and now as the pandemic is almost over, the tournament is all set to be held later this year.

The Rugby League World Cup is an international rugby league competition contested by the best men’s national teams. The competition is backed by the International Rugby League and was originally staged in France in 1954, making it the first World Cup for any form of rugby football.

For the first time, the tournament will feature 61 games spread over 21 sites, including men’s, women’s, and wheelchair sports. The tournament will begin on October 15 at St James’ Park, where the England men’s squad will be competing against Samoa.

After hosting the Wheelchair final on November 18, the event will conclude on November 19 with the men’s and women’s double-header finals at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of RLWC2021 said, “We are pleased to welcome Vodafone Business on board as our official Technology Partner as we look to create innovative and exciting ways for fans to engage with the sport of rugby league. With tickets selling fast and excitement building, the countdown is on for our tournament to make a real impact across local communities in this country and we are delighted to have the support of Vodafone to help us deliver the biggest, best and most inclusive Rugby League.”

Nick Gliddon, Director of Vodafone Business UK added, “Our new partnership with the Rugby League World Cup is hugely exciting, and an important part of our ongoing support for sport in the UK. The Rugby League World Cup is a champion for diversity and inclusion, and we share those values and beliefs at Vodafone – we’re here to help bring to life the ‘Power of Together’ with this brilliant new partnership.”

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