Kangaroos based in Manchester for Cup

Laine Clark
Australia will be based in Manchester during next year's rugby league World Cup

The Kangaroos will be based in Manchester along with hosts England for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

Organisers have announced the host city for each of the 16 men's, eight women's and eight wheelchair teams with 500 days to go until the World Cup starts.

Australia will be the defending men's and women's champions after sweeping the 2017 World Cup finals in Brisbane.

The 2021 World Cup men's and women's finals will be a double header at Old Trafford on November 27, 2021.

Fixtures for the respective 2021 tournaments are set to be announced in the coming months.

The Kangaroos have been pooled with Fiji, Italy and Scotland while New Zealand face Ireland, Jamaica and Lebanon.

Tonga take on Cook Islands, PNG and Wales with England to play France, Greece and Samoa.

Teams will have their respective host cities.

The Jillaroos women's team will be based in York with New Zealand, France and Cook Islands while England, Brazil, Canada and PNG will be in Leeds.

For the wheelchair teams, Australia will be based in London with England, Norway, Spain while France, Wales, Scotland and USA will be in Sheffield.