World Cup Wednesdays: Walker excited about potential for Jamaica Rugby League

Jamaican players with their fans after their loss to England Knights

Each Wednesday in the build up the 2021 Rugby League World Cups, we will have a special feature as we build up to the biggest ever World Cup in the game’s history looking at those who helped create the legacy and who will be aiming to make their own history this Autumn.

We caught up with Leeds Rhinos Academy coach and Jamaica Assistant Coach Chev Walker to find out why all Rugby League fans should be excited about the arrival of the Reggae Warriors at the Rugby League World Cup in 2021.

Walker says he is excited to see the potential of the Jamaican Rugby League side realised when the Reggae Warriors take the field this Autumn at the Rugby League World Cup. Walker is assistant coach to the Jamaica side, who will make their World Cup debut in 2021.

Wins over Canada and 2013 quarter-finalists the USA in the Americas section saw the Jamaica team, which includes Super League players Ben Jones-Bishop, Michael Lawrence and Ashton Golding, clinch their spot at a World Cup for the first time.

They are in the same group as 2008 winners New Zealand, Ireland and Lebanon, with the first two games being played at Emerald Headingley.

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Tickets for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 are now on General Sale with less than 200 games to go until the opening game when England Men and Samoa Men meet on 23 October at St James’ Park, Newcastle.

The organisers promise to make this the biggest and best tournament, the most inclusive and accessible in modern history with tickets starting at an affordable £2.21 and 80 per cent of tickets priced below £50.

The demand now means that matches across the tournament now have limited availability and tickets for wheelchair matches at Sheffield EIS are currently unavailable. Tickets will be on sale on a first-come, first-served basis until Tuesday 1 June, where tickets will go off sale for a three-week period until Monday 21 June for seat assignment.

Fans who can no longer attend matches will be able to put their tickets on the Official Resale Platform through the ticketing website later in the year. This will be the safest and most secure way to sell tickets at face value and will allow fellow fans to enjoy the unforgettable atmosphere of RLWC2021.

Tournament organisers also remind fans of the ticket refund guarantee for all ticket purchasers should there be restrictions on crowds at the event and to reassure fans in the unfortunate circumstance the event has to be cancelled. More information is available here.

Premium seats and Hospitality experiences are still on sale and available for all matches and will give fans the opportunity to secure a place at the tournament in addition to enjoying the best match day experience each venue has to offer. More details available here.

Fans can also secure their ticket through booking their Squad Trip including accommodation and experiences all in one place – making it easy to plan your trip and giving you a great choice across our host towns and cities. Book Squad Trips now.

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Premium seats and Hospitality experiences remain on sale and available for all matches in Leeds – giving fans the opportunity to secure a place at the tournament in addition to enjoying the best match day experience each venue has to offer. More details available at