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Rugby League World Cup 2017


  • See Australia take on England to kick off the 2017 Rugby League World Cup

Follow England on 27 October and 19 November

On 27 October, the 2017 Rugby League World Cup kicks off in Melbourne with the most anticipated match of the group stage: England vs. Australia. There will be pomp, ceremony and of course, championship-level rugby.

Even better, the opening contest is within walking distance of the city's famous central business district (CBD). Spend some time sampling Melbourne's acclaimed restaurants, art-covered laneways, inventive coffee shops and historic buildings before strolling to the stadium to support your England national team. Is there a better sporting night on the calendar? We think not.

But don't book just a short stay. Should the England team advance to the Quarterfinals, they'd likely be right back on the pitch in Melbourne playing a crucial knockout match. Your country needs you in Australia.

Take your trip up a try by booking a package if you want to see UNESCO World Heritage Sites, penguins, hot springs, rainforests and kangaroos. An event like this, in a city like this doesn't come around often. That's why you'll want to get your flights, tickets and hotels quickly.

Quick information

Opening match: 27 October, 8pm
England vs. Australia
Quarterfinal: 19 November, 4pm
Group A 2nd Place vs. Group C 1st Place
Where: AAMI Park, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne
Ticket costs: From 23 GBP
Suggested travel dates:
24 October-20 November
Suggested hotel location:
Within Melbourne CBD
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