THE BBC will broadcast every 2021 Rugby World Cup match, including the games taking place at York's LNER Community Stadium.

All 61 matches from the sport's landmark competition will be shown on the BBC encompassing the men's, women's and wheelchair strands of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2021).

While the BBC have the tournament's broadcast rights for the United Kingdom, the RLWC2021 have said that the overseas broadcasters will be revealed in the coming months.

The RLWC2021is due to begin in October next year with York's LNER Community Stadium set to play hosts to both of the women's semi-finals as well as a women's group game.

On the BBC agreement RLWC2021 chief executive Jon Dutton said: “The content needs of fans are changing radically and becoming more fragmented, and we want to stay ahead of the curve and meet these rapidly evolving demands.

“Our partnership with the IRL allows us to both execute a world-class broadcast production and rights strategy, which will be at the centre of our fan engagement approach and will provide an additional revenue stream for all parties.”

Nigel Wood, the chief executive of the International Rugby League (IRL) said: “The opportunity to work collaboratively on the broadcast production is a very sensible commercial arrangement. It puts the whole presentation of the tournament in the hands of the organisers."

"Together with the tournament's domestic broadcast partner the BBC, we can deliver a great experience for viewers of the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments.

"It also allows the tournament to make a range of content available to broadcasters of every kind around the world."

“Our offer to world broadcasters will be the most flexible and accessible World Cup ever.”