Papua New Guinea and Hull KR legend Stanley Gene has challenged supporters to pack out MS3 Craven Park for its two Rugby League World Cup 2013 matches, following the announcement of tickets going on sale for the new North Stand.
The ground will host the Kumulsâ€™ clash with France on October 27 and their showdown with southern-hemisphere rivals Samoa on November 4.
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By Ian Golden, Date: 19/7/13
Rugby League World Cup organisers in Neath are delighted to announce that the Family Stand at The Gnoll has virtually sold out for the Wales v Cook Islands match on Sunday 11th November (kick-off 2pm).
Just 22 tickets remain for this stand, the cheapest price bracket in regards to seating, but they are no longer available from the official Rugby League World Cup website. These can only be bought from the official Neath RFC and South Wales Scorpions websites.
RLWC2013 celebrate 100 days to go to tournament kick-off
â€¢ 100 days to go until England and Australia go head to head in Cardiff
â€¢ 100 players and other members of Rugby League family hiding 100 special balls
Today, Thursday July 18 marks 100 days to go to the kick-off of Rugby League World Cup 2013 and organisers are predicting a hectic final phase, with even stronger ticket sales as interest continues to build in both hemispheres.
Australian TV broadcaster Seven has secured exclusive broadcast rights to show Rugby League World Cup 2013 down under.
Seven will broadcast all RLWC2013 matches in Australia on the 7mate channel. The deal is part of an all-encompassing agreement covering broadcast and subscription television rights, IPTV, interconnected TV, catch-up TV, pay per view, video on demand and digital rights.
Rugby League World Cup 2013 is delighted to announce the launch of the official online shop.
Venue Retail 2014 Limited, the team behind venue retail operations for the London 2012 Olympic Games, have been appointed to run the official RLWC2013 online shop. VRLâ€™s portfolio also includes the master license for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Cricketâ€™s upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in June.
With exactly six months to go to the tournament Rugby League World Cup 2013 organisers have announced kick-off times for all matches.
The first two matches will follow the Opening Ceremony at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff with England v Australia starting the tournament at 2.30pm. Host nation Wales will then face new boys Italy at 4.30pm.
The â€˜Big Hitâ€™ semi-final double header will see the best four teams in the tournament go head to head at Wembley Stadium. The first game (Winner of Quarter-final 1 v Winner of Quarter-Final 3) will kick off at 1.00pm and the second (Winner of Quarter-final 2 v Winner of Quarter-final 4) will start at 3.30pm.
Rugby League World Cup 2013 announced today that the semi-final double header will be a specially branded and unique event and will be known as â€˜The Big Hitâ€™.
The Big Hit was launched today in London and Mayor Boris Johnson was on hand to celebrate with Rugby League legend Martin Offiah.
The Big Hit concept was devised in consultation with Mark Evans, the person behind the hugely successful â€˜Big Gameâ€™ concept which introduced radical new pricing and marketing strategies into Rugby Union and helped break the world record attendance for a club game. Agencies McCann and Fast Track who were part of the team that made 2012 such a success have also had input on marketing and PR for the concept.
Rugby League World Cup 2013 is challenging schools across England, Wales, Ireland and France to harness the power of this autumnâ€™s tournament and engage, educate and inspire young people.
The RLWC2013 Education Programme, which was officially launched today, is available completely free of charge to all schools and is simple to implement.
Programmes have been created for students at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 levels and cater for all abilities within those age groups.