Rugby League World Cup Final set to be highest grossing game ever

The Rugby League World Cup Final is on the horizon.

In fact, there is a World Cup Final tonight as England and France meet in the Wheelchair Final before the Women’s and Men’s Finals are held at Old Trafford tomorrow in a superb double header.

Impressively, the Final will be the highest grossing RL game of all time in the UK, delivering more than twice the revenue of the 2013 Final as the same venue as Australia and New Zealand met.

In 2022, it is Australia meeting Samoa in the men’s final whilst Australia and New Zealand collide in a mouth watering clash.

The ground is set to not be quite sold out but will be very nearly full.

It comes after some amazing viewing figures in the tournament including a 2.5 million peak audience as England and Samoa collided at the Emirates in the semi-finals last week.

Australia vs New Zealand also peaked at just under the 2 million marker the day before at Elland Road.

The 2.5 million peak is one of the highest in rugby league history but isn’t quite as high as the peak for the 2013 semi-final which ended in similar fashion when England were beaten by a late Shaun Johnson try.

This time it was a Stephen Crichton Golden Point drop goal which broke England hearts but hasn’t stopped the final being set to be the highest grossing game in the sport’s history.

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments