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Town hosts civic reception for Samoa World Cup squad
11:30am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
THE Mayor of Warrington Clr Peter Carey held a civic reception on Tuesday to officially welcome the Samoan rugby league team to the town for the World Cup.
The team has been staying at The Village for the past week and will take on New Zealand at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday.
More than 100 guests attended the event.
Clr Carey, said: “I was delighted to welcome the Samoan team to Warrington and I thoroughly hope they enjoy their time here.
"I wish them the best of luck for Sunday. I hope all of the Wolves fans and the people of Warrington get fully behind the Samoan team and give them their full support.”
Jan Souness, chairman of the organising committee, said: “It was fantastic to welcome the team ahead of Sunday’s game.
"We know local people will give them a warm welcome too and we are thrilled that so many residents have embraced world cup fever and have bought tickets to the game.
"More than 10,000 tickets have been sold so if you haven’t got yours yet, make sure you get them soon!”
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