The Rugby League World Cup is coming to the Tees Valley in 2022.
The Tonga V Cook Islands fixture is set to be played at the Riverside Stadium on Sunday 30 October.
The Riverside Stadium is Middlesbrough Football Club’s stadium since 1995. The ground has a 35,000 capacity, and has played host to some of the biggest games in the club’s history, including domestic and European semi-finals.
The ground has also been used by the England national football on team on a number of occasions, as well as the first men’s Team GB squad in 80 years at the 2012 Olympics.