Rugby League World Cup trophies on tour in Coventry - The Coventry Observer

17th Aug, 2022

Rugby League World Cup trophies on tour in Coventry

THE Rugby League World Cup 2021 trophies will be on tour in Coventry today (March 30).

Yesterday (March 29) marked 200 days until the start of the tournament when England host Samoa at St James’ Park in Newcastle.

And to commemorate the milestone, the tournament is undertaking a 48-hour trophies tour of the 18 host towns and cities in celebration of a 48-hour ticket upgrade offer.

Fans can benefit from a ticket upgrade and buy a Category C ticket for a number of opening matches and get upgraded to a Category B, meaning fans can secure one of the best seats in the house, with prices starting from just £15.

The trophies tour, whereby the silverware from the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments will be paraded around the towns and cities getting ready to host the 61 matches of the upcoming World Cup.

Today’s tour will begin at Manchester’s Old Trafford, the home of the double header finals of the men’s and women’s tournaments.

The journey will then continue to visit the remaining host locations with Coventry’s Coventry Building Society Arena the penultimate stop before its final destination being the Emirates Stadium in London.

And the CBS Arena will host the Group B match between defending champions Australia and Scotland on Friday, October 21 with kick-off at 7:30pm.

The World Cup was cancelled last year in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and has been rescheduled to take place between 15 October and 19 November 2022.

The promotional tour will also feature the Tournament’s new campaign ‘This is Real Impact’, to support ticket promotion and provide a platform to tell the many stories of the contribution the Tournament is making in communities through its social impact programme and in respect to inclusivity in hosting the men’s, women’s, and wheelchair tournaments under one World Cup for the first time in the sport’s history.

RLWC2021 will also team up with Official Social Care Partner, Community Integrated Care, who have organised several volunteer Power Squad members to help assist with media duties, photography, and refreshments at each certain location, as well as taking part in celebratory fun.

Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of RLWC2021, said: “After a challenging couple of years for everyone, it is hugely exciting to be able to take our three unique trophies to each host partner as they put on their own celebration and make a ‘Real Impact’ in their local community.

“The road to RLWC2021 starts now and with this limited ticket offer and exciting new campaign being released, we hope to encourage fans far and wide be involved in the biggest, best and most inclusive Rugby League World ever to be staged.”

Ticket prices for the tournament start as low as £2.21 for concessions, as the unique tournament will be one of the most accessible and affordable for fans with more than 80% of tickets priced below £50.

Fans can purchase tickets via www.rlwc2021.com/tickets.

Follow the Trophies Tour live on RLWC2021’s  official social media channels Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook, with exclusive content including interviews, event snaps and behind-the-scenes footage of the 48-hour tour.

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