WARRINGTON will find out which national team it will host during the 2021 Rugby League World Cup next week.

Team bases for next year’s tournament will be announced on the morning of Wednesday, June 10 – exactly 500 days before it kicks off.

The town has already been confirmed as one of 18 bases for the competing sides, having previously hosted Samoa during the 2013 edition.

Warrington Borough Council chief executive Steven Broomhead said: “We’re all eagerly waiting to hear which team and nation we’ll be hosting.

“I’m personally hoping for a team as electrically vibrant as Samoa, who we hosted for the World Cup in 2013.

“We were a town that fell in love with our adopted team, and I know whoever we get again for next year’s tournament we will throw our full support behind.”

Warrington’s bid to host a team promises to deliver ‘long-lasting community benefits’ and a ‘town-wide celebration of rugby league’.

Three men’s World Cup games will be played at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, with the entirety of the Physical Disability Rugby League World Cup also set to take place in the borough.

The other towns, cities and boroughs who will act as hosts are Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Preston, Sheffield, St Helens, Tees Valley, Trafford and Salford, Wigan and Leigh and York.