Rugby League World Cup 9s

The Rugby League World Cup 9s (currently known as the Downer Rugby League 9s World Cup for sponsorship purposes)[1] is an international rugby league tournament played in the rugby league nines format of the sport. The competition will be held every four years.[2]

Rugby League World Cup 9s
Current season or competition:
2019 Rugby League World Cup 9s
SportRugby league
Inaugural season2019
Number of teams12 (Men)
4 (Women)
RegionInternational (IRL)
Related competitionRugby League World Cup

The inaugural World Cup 9s took place on 18 and 19 October 2019 at the Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The women's competition was won by the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns and the men's competition by the hosts, Australia.[3]


Year Host(s) Men Women
Final Losing semi finalists Teams Final Losing semi finalists Teams
Winner Score Runner-up Winner Score Runner-up
2019   Sydney   Australia 24–10   New Zealand   England   Samoa 12   New Zealand 17–15   Australia   England   Papua New Guinea 4
2023   12–16 4–8

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s Sydney 2019 nations confirmed". NRL. 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Western Sydney Stadium to host Rugby League's inaugural Nines World Cup in 2019". Sporting News. 30 November 2018.
  3. ^ "World Cup Nines: Australia win men's title, while New Zealand claim women's crown". BBC Sport. 19 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.