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BBC to show all 61 World Cup matches

The BBC will broadcast all 61 games from the men's, women's and wheelchair editions of the Rugby League World Cup.

It is the first time all three versions of the tournament will be broadcast live on free-to-air UK television.

Every England, Scotland and Wales match will be shown on BBC One or BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, starting with the men's tournament opener between England and Samoa on 15 October in Newcastle.

All three finals take place in Manchester between 18-19 November.

Philip Bernie, BBC Sport's head of TV, said: "It is a unique event with the men's women's and wheelchair tournaments taking place at the same time and the BBC coverage across all platforms will reflect that.

"It is a privilege to be asked to be the home of this great tournament."

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