The Perfect Gift
Still looking for that ideal gift for your dad for Fathers Day on Sunday?
With tickets for Samoa's clash with New Zealand here at The Halliwell Jones Stadium already selling well, many fans are choosing to treat their dad to Rugby League World Cup 2013 tickets.
The match between the Samoans and the Kiwis on October 27 (6.00pm) pits two of the world's leading Rugby League nations against one another on the grandest international stage.
And Wolves' second rower Tyrone McCarthy, who himself will play for Ireland this autumn, believes that Rugby League is the perfect sport to share with family.
"My dad was a big influence over my game as a kid. He and my mum supported me from a very young age and encouraged me and my brother to get involved down at Woolston," said McCarthy.
"I've been able to count on him for advice throughout my career, and that's been a massive help as a developing player and even more-so now.
"My mum and dad used to alternate giving me and my brother lifts. I think at least one of them was there every week for my matches."
McCarthy grew up following the Wolves and has fond memories of standing next to his dad on the Wilderspool terraces as youngster.
"My dad and I used to go to Wilderspool when I was young and I used to watch the games underneath the old bar over there.
"All four of us went down and we made a full day of it. They were good times."
And to this day, McCarthy says his dad still has a big influence over his professional career.
"He doesn't mind giving me a bit of feedback straight away after games, which is sometimes not what you need straight after!
"But I know he means well and wants the best for me, and it's amazing to have that support. I know I can count on him."
Tickets are now on sale for RLWC2013, with 55% of tickets priced £20 or less.
The match between Samoa and New Zealand is followed at The Halliwell Jones Stadium by Quarter-Final 4 on November 17, which could see a return to Warrington for one of those teams.
And supporters purchasing tickets for the group game can get half-price tickets to the Quarter-Final at the same venue.
Visit www.rlwc2013.com/tickets to secure your saving and make sure BE THERE.
13, Jun, 2013