WARRINGTON has been confirmed as one of 16 locations to host teams at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

The town was confirmed today, Monday, as one of the successful applicants to provide training and base camps for the men's, women's and wheelchair events exactly 900 days out from the opening fixtures.

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The 21 match venues were unveiled in January, including The Halliwell Jones Stadium and on Monday officials announced the locations selected to host the 32 teams will be Allerdale, Bolton, Doncaster, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Preston, Sheffield, St Helens, Tees Valley, Trafford/Salford, Warrington, Wigan/Leigh and York.

The Halliwell Jones will host three games in the 2021 tournament.

RLWC2021 chief executive Jon Dutton said: "These chosen hosts will play such an important role in welcoming all teams and nations, offering them a base and helping them prepare in the best possible environment so they can perform at their peak on the pitch."

Qualification is still ongoing and all nations will be confirmed in time for the draw, which will take place on November 27, after which the teams will be allocated their hosts.