Cracking trophy Gromit!
Rugby League World Cup 2013 has secured the support of one of the UK's best loved on-screen duos, as tournament mascot Grubber invited new friends Wallace and Gromit to take a closer look at the Rugby League World Cup trophy.
The famous trophy visited Bristol to greet Rugby League fans and members of the public ahead of the showdown between USA Tomahawks and the Cook Islands at Bristol's Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, October 30.
Absent-minded inventor Wallace and his trusty canine companion Gromit have delighted audiences at the cinema and in the home for more than 20 years.
Four shorts, a feature film - several malfunctioning inventions - and a host of awards later, the stop-motion superstars took time out of their busy schedules to welcome the trophy to Bristol and join in with the countdown to the tournament, which gets underway with a spectacular Opening Ceremony and double header of matches at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on October 26.
Grubber and the trophy also paid a visit to the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court Estate.
Find out more about Rugby League World Cup 2013, including information about the matches, the games in Warrington, how to buy tickets and competitions offering you the chance to win match tickets by uploading your photo with the trophy to www.trophytour.rlwc2013.com.
To make sure you will BE THERE at Rugby League World Cup 2013 buy now at www.rlwc2013.com/tickets or call the 24-hour Ticket Hotline on 0844 847 2013.
Games at The Halliwell Jones Stadium:
Group Match: Samoa v New Zealand, Sunday 27th October, 6pm
Quarter Final: Sunday 17th November, 3pm
14, Aug, 2013