One Year To Go
Rugby League World Cup 2013 celebrated the ‘one year to go' mark today, Friday October 26 2012, with a truly international press conference.
Players from all 14 competing nations were available to the press on the day that also marked the date that tickets for the tournament went on general sale.
Nine players from across the globe, representing Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, France, Italy, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and the USA answered questions from the media about their preparations for RLWC2013 via a specially created Google+ Hangout.
Players from hosts England and Wales, as well as Ireland, Scotland and Samoa were present at the press conference in MediaCityUK, the home of RLWC2013.
RLWC2013 General Manager, Sally Bolton said: "We wanted a special event to mark this very significant milestone for the tournament. The one year to go date was too good an opportunity to miss and gave us a great way to launch our tickets going on general sale.
"Early tickets sales to the fans of the Rugby League clubs and those who pre-registered have been overwhelming. We've found that there is huge interest in the big games of the tournament, the opening double header at Cardiff and the semi-finals at Wembley in particular.
"Sales for the Rugby League World Cup Final at Old Trafford however have really exceeded our expectations, currently out-stripping the other venues by five to one. I'd urge anyone therefore to buy tickets for the final now to avoid missing out.
"We think that offering 55% of our tickets at £20 or less to see the best players in the world represents fantastic value. This is the pinnacle of Rugby League, a global sport which delivers extraordinary speed, power and athleticism to the spectator."
Warrington will be hosting two games during the RLWC2013. Both games to be held at Rugby League's Warrington Wolves home ground, The Halliwell Jones Stadium. Hosting both a Group B match and a Quarter Final, the games will be featuring high profile nations as they compete for their place in the Rugby League World Cup Final.
Tickets starting at just £10 (£5 concessions) for group games and quarter-finals are available for purchase for all games and via various special packages at www.rlwc2013.com.
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26, Oct, 2012