Channel Nine will air the Rugby League World Cup: Australia v New Zealand at 8:30pm Sunday October 26th.
Other teams to play in the series will include England, France, PNG, Scotland, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.
The series will conclude in Brisbane on November 22nd.
Amid calls for the television ratings to be tallied excluding Olympics, Seven has previously said Nine’s World Cup Series should also nullify ratings for its relevant weeks. Advertisers have traditionally removed Olympics and Commonwealth Games from annual results.