RLWC2013 puts Rugby League on the pop up and up
Young people from one of the country’s most deprived areas have been inspired by Rugby League World Cup 2013 to play Rugby League for the first time by using Rugby Pop-Up Clubs specially-designed by the charity StreetGames.
Rugby League World Cup Stars
By Robert Burgin, Date: 13/12/13
IT SUDDENLY occurred, while driving through the north of Wales, a fitting analogy for the Rugby League World Cup.
In the car were three absolute tragics of rugby league, all journalists for the same magazine, normally separated by hundreds or thousands of kilometres, but brought together from various corners of the globe for a ‘gathering’.
RLWC2013 Fantasy winner Brian loves the Roos
Rugby League Planet would like to congratulate 2013 Rugby League Planet RLWC Fantasy competition winner Brian Spence (Pictured) who not only won the Fantasy competition but also secured a Jersey of his choice.
Rugby League Audience Hits Ten Year High on BBC
Offering audiences its most comprehensive live coverage across TV, radio, online and mobile the Rugby League World Cup thrilled audiences throughout the tournament attracting a peak audience of 2.4m, the highest rugby league figure in ten years, tuning in for the opening weekend on 26th October.
Rugby League Planet: 2013 World Cup Best 17 team
By John Davidson, (RLP RLWC Correspondent) Date: 3/12/13
The World Cup has delighted and treated fans with some truly fantastic footy. Here is my World Cup XVII selected from the players of the 14 nations that have shone brightly during the tournament.
Players defend Rugby League World Cup
By John Davidson, (RLP RLWC Correspondent) Date: 2/12/13
Kangaroos Cameron Smith and Jonathan Thurston have thrown their support behind the World Cup and branded the 2013 tournament a success.
Thurston, who played in this one and the 2008 edition, believes it’s probably the best World Cup he has been involved in.
UK Rugby League to benefit from RLWC2013 success
Rugby League World Cup 2013 Tournament Director Nigel Wood has called for the whole sport to make the most of the many opportunities presented by the stunningly successful tournament.
2013 RLWC Final match report: Slater sensational as Kangaroos 34 crush Kiwis 2
By John Davidson, (RLP RLWC Correspondent) Date: 1/12/13
Australia have won back the World Cup with an emphatic 34-2 victory over New Zealand in front of a world record 74,468 fans at Old Trafford.
A two-try effort from a returning Billy Slater from injury, along with a masterful display from halves Cooper Cronk and Jonathan Thurston, was the catalyst for the Kangaroos one-sided win.
2013 Rugby League World Cup Final Sells Out
RLWC2013 organisers have announced today that The Rugby League World Cup Final at Old Trafford has totally sold out.
The final which kicks off at 2.30pm and is live on BBC One and BBC Radio Five Live, features the holders New Zealand and pre-tournament favourites Australia.