FITE to air upcoming Rugby League World Cup

TENAFLY, N.J. (AP) — The upcoming Rugby League World Cup will be available in the United States and Canada via pay-per-view on cable and satellite as well as the FITE streaming service.

The announcement was made on Tuesday.

Besides having the rights to carry the tournament in North America, FITE also holds the rights in South America, Japan, Africa and most of Europe.

The tournament was originally scheduled to take place last year, but was moved due to COVID-19. This year's event will take place across 21 venues in England and will include the men's, women's and wheelchair competitions, all taking place for the first time.

The men's tournament includes 16 teams across four groups while the women's and wheelchair competitions will have two groups of four teams each. The tournament begins on Oct. 15 and runs through Nov. 19.

Select men's matches as well as the entire women's and wheelchair tournaments will also be available on the FITE+ subscription service.

FITE has mainly carried boxing, mixed martial arts and wrestling, but it is branching out into other sports.

The Associated Press