TV coverage confirmed for England vs Samoa & the entire first week of the Rugby League World Cup

TV details for the first week of the World Cup have been confirmed.

Every game from this Saturday’s opener between England and Samoa at St James’ Park to the beginning of the second round of fixtures with Australia up against Scotland on Friday 21st October’s TV details have been listed.

BBC will show every game in some capacity with the majority on BBC Two or BBC Three whilst some are only available on the Red Button.

Saturday’s opener between England and Samoa is on BBC One with coverage starting at 13:15 before Australia vs Fiji is on BBC Two from 19:00 in a great start to the tournament.

On Sunday there is a rugby league feast with three games.

Here’s everything you need to know about the first week’s TV coverage:

Saturday 15th October

England vs Samoa – St James’ Park 14:30
BBC One from 13:15 & BBC iPlayer

Australia vs Fiji – Headingley 19:30
BBC Two from 19:00 & BBC iPlayer

Sunday 16th October

Scotland vs Italy – Kingston Park 14:30
BBC Two from 14:00 & BBC iPlayer

Jamaica vs Ireland – Headingley 17:00
BBC Two from 16:30 & BBC iPlayer

New Zealand vs Lebanon – Halliwell Jones 19:30
BBC Red Button from 19:05 & BBC iPlayer

Monday 17th October

France vs Greece – Ecco Power Stadium 19:30
BBC Red Button from 19:05 & BBC iPlayer

Tuesday 18th October

Tonga vs Papua New Guinea – Totally Wicked Stadium 19:30
BBC Three from 19:05 & BBC iPlayer

Wednesday 19th October

Wales vs Cook Islands – Leigh Sports Village 19:30
BBC Two from 19:00 & BBC iPlayer

Friday 21st October

Australia vs Scotland – Coventry BS Stadium – 19:30
BBC Two (except Wales) from 19:00 & BBC iPlayer

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