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RLWC2013 media release

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#1081 GeordieSaint

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:15 PM

For me what they should do is say to the WRL 'You sell those upper west tickets to schoolkids for a pound and keep the cash.' That way there's an incentive to WRL to get them into schools, sell the tickets and get the kids into the MS. Most kids here don't get to WRU internationals there due to cost so would love the chance to go for a quid.

 

Do you know if this has been suggested or something similar to the WRL? Have the clubs in Wales been given tickets to sell?


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#1082 Pen-Y-Bont Crusader

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:42 PM

Clubs im sure will have been, but the WRL needs to get the schools to sell them if they were doing the cash back scheme- all schools in wales are cash strapped. However, I don't think that's been done.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:42 AM

Clubs im sure will have been, but the WRL needs to get the schools to sell them if they were doing the cash back scheme- all schools in wales are cash strapped. However, I don't think that's been done.

 

The RLWC team are missing a trick then. They should be utilising as many sources as possible to sell out the game at Cardiff. Relying on northern traditional rugby league fans to buy 50,000 tickets isn't going to happen.


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#1084 GeordieSaint

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:52 AM

Pen-y-Bont Crusader, I've just sent the RLWC 2013 team a message via secure messaging on Facebook suggesting the ideas we have come up with on here. I don't imagine they will see sense and do such a thing but we can only try. I'll let you know what they say.


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#1085 John Drake

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:40 AM

Really enjoyed the event in Trafalgar Square which was attended by a mix of fans and slightly bemused tourists. Everybody loved seeing the trophies, Grubber and the World Cup dancers and there were plenty of positive words from Steve McNamara, Kevin Sinfield, Martin Offiah and George Riley. It certainly provoked a lot of interest; when I was lining up to have my photo with the Challenge Cup I was stood next to some Americans who were thrilled to hear that USA would be competing for the first time and also to a Brazilian who wants to experience the Wembley atmosphere so has bought tickets for tomorrow even though he knows nothing about the game.

 

Press release & photos below.

 

Rugby League Debut in Trafalgar Square a Huge Success

10,000 queue to see trophy
Rugby League played in iconic venue for first time

The Rugby League World Cup 2013 Roadshow spent the day in Trafalgar Square, London on Friday August 23.

As a prelude to the Tetley’s Challenge Cup Final fans, tourists and Londoners alike joined in the fun. Players from both London Broncos and Medway Dragons Wheelchair team played Rugby League in the shadow of Nelson’s Column.

Fans old and new were entertained by visits from England coach Steve McNamara, England captain Kevin Sinfield and RLWC2013 ambassador Martin Offiah, as well as Wigan Warriors players Andy Powell, Epi Lauaki and Anthony Gelling. Adults and kids alike tried skills challenges and joined in with the RLWC2013 dance team.

Over 10,000 people queued in the sunshine to see the Rugby League World Cup trophy. More than 50,000 visited the square throughout the day and took part in the challenges.

 

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#1086 Yakstorm

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:47 AM

The success of Avignon seems to be having a positive flow on effect for the Perpignan game, with tickets moving a lot faster now.

 

Tribune Guasch Laborde is now over half sold with three and a half of the six bays gone. Tribune Quest is around 40% sold, whilst the main stand, the main two bays are gone, and significant chunks of the rest are also moving.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:34 PM

Press release & photos below.

 

Rugby League Debut in Trafalgar Square a Huge Success

10,000 queue to see trophy
Rugby League played in iconic venue for first time

The Rugby League World Cup 2013 Roadshow spent the day in Trafalgar Square, London on Friday August 23.

As a prelude to the Tetley’s Challenge Cup Final fans, tourists and Londoners alike joined in the fun. Players from both London Broncos and Medway Dragons Wheelchair team played Rugby League in the shadow of Nelson’s Column.

Fans old and new were entertained by visits from England coach Steve McNamara, England captain Kevin Sinfield and RLWC2013 ambassador Martin Offiah, as well as Wigan Warriors players Andy Powell, Epi Lauaki and Anthony Gelling. Adults and kids alike tried skills challenges and joined in with the RLWC2013 dance team.

Over 10,000 people queued in the sunshine to see the Rugby League World Cup trophy. More than 50,000 visited the square throughout the day and took part in the challenges.

 

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Looks an absolute fantastic initiative, probably quite cost effective too; certainly when compared to the TV and newspaper advertising that is sometimes suggested.

Trafalgar Square certainly gets some hammer, doesn't it!


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#1088 GeordieSaint

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:36 PM

Looks an absolute fantastic initiative, probably quite cost effective too; certainly when compared to the TV and newspaper advertising that is sometimes suggested.

Trafalgar Square certainly gets some hammer, doesn't it!

 

 

It was a good initiative but needs to be backed up. In London and South Wales, the best option would be the Metro newspaper. It is free and is read by millions every day. One/two large adverts per week until the Wembley Semi-Finals will see millions see the game advertised and will shift tickets at both locations. It would also be worthwhile contacting the editors and see if they would do any articles on the competition.


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#1089 flyingking

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:53 AM

Latest update from Sally Bolton about how World Cup preparations are progressing

http://www.mancheste...1gwEoic.twitter

I like the fact that the roof will definitely be closed at the Millennium Stadium and look at the figures of ticket sales to non heartland areas- very encouraging


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:29 PM

Quite like the idea of not getting bogged down in number of tickets sold for matches. The plan is to sell 500,000 tickets and to deliver a great event that people enjoy and that delivers a good financial return.

If she can deliver than, then good on her. She seems confident and she seems to have a good reputation.

Maybe rather than constantly banging on about how many tickets have been sold, only for people to criticise the actual crowd on the day (eg Challenge Cup final last weekend) she prefers to wait for the usual moaners to expect only 10,000 to be at Cardfiff and to then be pleasantly surprised when a lot more than that are there.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:41 PM

Just to let ppl know for anyone using east coast trains to get to wembley for semi finals, advance tickets r now out just got a return from doncaster for £18.50

#1092 GeordieSaint

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:12 PM

Quite like the idea of not getting bogged down in number of tickets sold for matches. The plan is to sell 500,000 tickets and to deliver a great event that people enjoy and that delivers a good financial return.

If she can deliver than, then good on her. She seems confident and she seems to have a good reputation.

Maybe rather than constantly banging on about how many tickets have been sold, only for people to criticise the actual crowd on the day (eg Challenge Cup final last weekend) she prefers to wait for the usual moaners to expect only 10,000 to be at Cardfiff and to then be pleasantly surprised when a lot more than that are there.

They do need to sell as many tickets as possible though and if grounds aren't full a week before the game, I'd give tickets away in droves to achieve it. They are doing cosmetic surgery presently in order to show the grounds look full, but getting 74,500 bums on seats at Cardiff is a must for mine.

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#1093 South Wakefield Sharks

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:56 PM

Big press conference for RLWC2013 next week according to BBC Manchester's Rugby League Extra yesterday.

#1094 Yakstorm

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:06 AM

I'd expect that would be the first of the World Cups extended Sponsor family being announced.  Will be good though, should give the RLWC some more media spots, and some more positive press for the tournament.


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:03 AM

Quick Question - England v Australia at Cardiff kicks off at 2.30pm. What time does the opening ceremony start beforehand ?


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#1096 GeordieSaint

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:38 AM

Quick Question - England v Australia at Cardiff kicks off at 2.30pm. What time does the opening ceremony start beforehand ?

 

1330hrs according to the tickets!


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#1097 Dave T

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:38 AM

1330hrs according to the tickets!

with the BBC coverage starting at 2 it suggests this wont be covered.

#1098 Jim from Oz

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:53 AM

How do u know BBC coverage starts at 2pm?

 

And will the BBC be showing Wales v Italy?



#1099 Dave T

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:58 AM

How do u know BBC coverage starts at 2pm?

And will the BBC be showing Wales v Italy?

they have adverised it during Cc coverage. Wales v Italy is on BBC2

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:07 PM

Does that mean BOTH opening games on are ob BBC free-to-air across the UK (albeit on different channels)?

 

If so, that's not bad to start the tournament ...







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