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.
Rugby League World Cup criticism misses the point
By John Davidson, (RLP RLWC Correspondent) Date: 28/11/13
Bagging the World Cup as just being boring, predictable and one-sided ignores the real successes the tournament has generated.
Yes some of the games in the World Cup were not contests. Some were mismatches. But this happens in every World Cup in every sport.
2013 Rugby League World Cup - RLWC TV times and Time Zones
The Rugby League World Cup will be shown on TV stations all over the world. Channel Seven will broadcast all RLWC2013 matches live in Australia on the 7mate channel. In the UK the BBC will show all England games along with the RLWC Final while Premier Sports will broadcast all other RLWC games.
2013 RLWC Final Australia vs New Zealand match preview: Anzacs come together
By John Davidson, (RLP RLWC Correspondent) Date: 27/11/13
The final many predicted would eventuate before the tournament began will take place at Old Trafford this weekend.
Australia against New Zealand, the current holders versus the country who has won more World Cups than any other. The trans-Tasman rivals, who so famously met in the last World Cup final.