London 9s Partner With RLWC 2021


We are delighted to announce a partnership between London 9s Rugby Festival and the Rugby League World Cup 2021.

John Dutton, CEO of RLWC2021 announced:

“It’s a pleasure to support the London9s (LDN9s): The largest Rugby9s festival in Europe. We look forward to supporting the organisers efforts to attract more overseas rugby league teams and fans to London.

London is critically important to RLWC2021 with the staging of a men’s World Cup semi-final at the Emirates, Arsenal and England’s group of the wheelchair tournament being held at the Copper Box Arena.

We look forward to working with the London9s with compelling offers to entice more rugby league teams and fans to come together and enjoy the experience of what will be the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup in history.”

London9s Organiser, Graham Oliphant commented:

“This is a huge step forward in our strategy to develop the London9s and propagate a connected and cohesive Nines Circuit.

The 2019 LDN9s will see amateur teams from over 12 different nations, represented in this one day festival, and the opportunity to enjoy a weekend of rugby league activity in London. We are also creating a great platform for emerging nations to demonstrate their skills on an international stage, and in the process make themselves visible for sponsorship.

The award winning London9s recently partnered with the Carolina9s, thus creating avenues for teams and fans to travel from North America to take part. We will also be creating reciprocal opportunities for UK and European teams who enter the LDN9s. 

Moving forward, we are excited to be working with the RLWC2021 team to showcase London as the epicentre for attracting teams and fans to England in 2021. 

Discounted team entry for the LDN9s 2019 closes on the 1st May. More details at