England Knights v Jamaica
Published: 20 Oct 2019
England Knights will play Jamaica in an historic international fixture at Emerald Headingley Stadium this October, as part of both countries’ countdown to the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. The match will be played on the afternoon of Sunday 20th October, kick off 3pm, eight days after the domestic season concludes with the Betfred Super League Grand Final, and will provide senior international action on home soil in an autumn which is set to see the England Women and Wheelchair teams joining the reformed Great Britain men’s squad in travelling to the southern hemisphere. The Knights were re-established in 2018 as part of the Rugby Football League’s England Performance Unit, playing their first two matches since 2013 on a short tour to Papua New Guinea last autumn – and eight members of the first Knights Performance Squad that was announced in May 2018 have already earned promotion to the senior England set-up to make Test debuts. The Reggae Warriors continued their unlikely Rugby League story by beating the USA in Jacksonville last October to secure their first ever World Cup appearance. The fixture against the Knights will therefore work on two levels for Jamaica, providing high-quality international experience for their team at one of the host venues for RLWC2021, and also a platform for them to connect with the hundreds of thousands of British Jamaicans – the second-largest Jamaican population outside the island itself.
Category :
Rugby league
Teams :
Reggae WarriorsEngland Knights
Event :
England Knights v Jamaica
Location :
Emerald Headingley Stadium