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World Cup trophy to hit town
11:20am Monday 22nd October 2012 in News
THE Rugby League World Cup trophy will be in Warrington on Monday to mark one year to go until the start of the competition.
The Halliwell Jones Stadium will host two games during the tournament while Samoa will be based in the town for the event.
Jon Dutton from the RFL, the organisers of the event, will be bringing the silverware to the Town Hall for the meeting of the full council.
A Samoan representative will also be there as the south Pacific team will be holding their pre-tournament training camp at the University of Chester’s Padgate campus next year.
Clr Terry O’Neill, leader of the council, said: “I am tremendously proud of our successful bid to be a host town and I know we’re going to show the world the very best we have to offer.
“This event will be the point where it all becomes real for us and I can’t wait for it to kick off.”
The town was chosen following a campaign spearheaded by the Warrington Guardian.
Games at the Halliwell Jones include defending champions New Zealand v Samoa and one of the quarter finals.
The cup comes to Warrington as part of a UK tour over the next six weeks.
RLWC2013 tournament director, Nigel Wood said: “As part of our promotional plans for the tournament, the trophy will travel around the UK throughout the rest of 2012 and on into next year – right up to the first game at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on October 26 2013.”
Over half the tickets for the tournament are £20 or less and they go on general sale on Friday from rlwc2013.com.