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RLWC Mascots

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#1 Just Browny

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

Introducing Grubber and Steed.

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I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#2 markleeds

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

Much better than the Olympic mascots and they did OK

#3 Dave T

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

Sponsored by Provident apparently.

#4 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

Any particular reason why they chose a bear?
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#5 steef

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

An obese bear in a horrendous tank top that has a talking ball as a friend. Makes perfect sense.
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#6 MrPosh

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:06 PM

Any particular reason why they chose a bear?

It's a gay thing.
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#7 Viking Warrior

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:15 PM

oh FFS the rfl make themselves a laughing stock yet again.
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#8 Scubby

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:22 PM



#9 Evil Homer

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:50 PM

How will 'Steed' attend matches? Are they going to hire a midget?

#10 steef

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:58 PM

How will 'Steed' attend matches? Are they going to hire a midget?


This thought had passed my mind too. Warwick Davis isn't a fan of the game is he?
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#11 ShotgunGold

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:01 AM

We could get a dog and dress him in a "Steed" costume and he can run about the pitch just like a Steedan ball does when it's kicked.

Plus it'll be cheaper than hiring a midget - gotta think about profit.

Edit: ###### HELL I HOPE THAT VIDEO ISN'T A SIGN TO COME I HOPE WE'RE NOT GOING TO SEE EVERYTHING TRANSLATED INTO BLOODY WELSH AS WELL.

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#12 Bearman

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:22 AM

Any particular reason why they chose a bear?


It's a gay thing.


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#13 EastLondonMike

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

The mascots apparently were designed by a young kid who entered a competition to design them.. whether you like them or not, does anyone really care what any mascots look like?..

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#14 RS

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:34 AM

I think the bear is great - can't remember a mascot for a previous tournament (and no doubt will forget this one after) but it all helps to keep the event in the public eye. With the Lockyer visit and tour they have hit the ground running.

#15 nadera78

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

This thread is everything I expect from a RL forum! Anyone criticising this should think back to the 2000 version; Bluke Tryscorer, an alien sent to earth to find the best 13 players on the planet.


FWIW I think they'll go down very well with the kids, I might even purchase cuddly versions of Grubber for my nephews.
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#16 Honor James

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

RLWC2013 media release

Grubber grabs attention as Rugby League World Cup 2013 mascot


Three lucky children nominated by Rugby League World Cup 2013 hosts have had a big say in the design of the brand new tournament mascots.

Finished designs of ‘Grubber’ and ‘Steed,’ were shown to the children for the first time at the England v France match in Hull on November 2 2012.

Chosen from over 1,000 entries from the UK and France the three winners were Emily Sixsmith, nominated by Hull; Luke James, nominated by Bolton and Sam Bithell nominated by Wigan. All three contributed elements to the overall design of the mascots.

The crowd at the Autumn International Series Final in Salford were introduced to the three young designers as they helped launch Grubber and Steed’s images before they go into production ready for 2103.

Rugby League World Cup 2013 General Manager, Sally Bolton said: “To have young fans involved in the creation of our mascot was important for us. This was to make sure that we really had something that 6-12 year old fans could really engage with.

"Grubber and Steed will be a big part of RLWC2013 and will bring new young fans and families to the tournament and thereby also help with our legacy commitments”.

Grubber is a large bear character. He has a cheeky Rugby League ball shaped side-kick called Steed. Grubber wears a shirt which has the logos of the 14 competing nations on and will be there cheering on every team during the tournament.

Grubber and Steed themselves will appear for the first time at a special event early in 2013.
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#17 oldrover

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:51 AM

bears carp in the woods-woods- talking balls, it all fits
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#18 markleeds

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:09 AM

These Mascots at designed to grab lid's attention, not for miserable old RL fans. I think they will work well as Ronnie the Rhino does.

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#19 EastLondonMike

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:21 AM

Get some interactive animation going on, or a short series of episodes for kids to download.. could be a winner..

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#20 gingerjon

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:31 AM

If they have cuddly versions available for Xmas that's my boys' presents sorted.
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