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World Cup back in town with 50 days to go
6:00pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
ANTICIPATION is growing with 50 days to go until the start of this year’s Rugby League World Cup.
The tournament kicks off in Wales on October 26 with a double header with The Halliwell Jones Stadium playing host to New Zealand and Samoa just a day later.
And organisers are hopeful of a bumper 10,000 plus crowd for the clash.
To mark the end of a successful VPX event at Victoria Park last Tuesday, organisers arranged for the Rugby League World Cup trophy to be in town.
And some of the hundreds of youngsters to attend got to see the trophy up close and personal.
Meanwhile members of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group, including President Lord Hoyle and vice chairman David Mowat, Warrington South MP, staged an event at the Commons this week.
Guests and Parliamentary colleagues were at a reception on Tuesday.
The group chairman Greg Mullholland MP said: “Rugby League World Cup 2013 is the first major international sports tournament to take place in the UK since London 2012 and is another great opportunity for people to enjoy top class sport here.
"With the importance of RLWC2013 and with England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland all competing, it is fitting that there is a reception in the Houses of Parliament to tell MPs and peers more about the tournament and I hope many will attend games and encourage their constituents to do the same.”
Tournament director Nigel Wood added: “We are on course to make this the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup ever.”
As well as the New Zealand and Samoa clash, Warrington will host Samoa for the tournament and a quarter final on November 17.
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