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Opening ceremony to be greatest show Rugby League has ever seen

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#1 Honor James

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:26 AM

Opening ceremony to be the greatest show that Rugby League has ever seen

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Rugby League World Cup 2013 organisers have announced today that the opening ceremony at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff will be ‘the greatest show that Rugby League has ever seen’.

RLWC2013 also announced that following a rigorous and successful consultation process, industry leaders EVENT360 have been recruited as the Official Sports Presentation Partner of the tournament. EVENT360 have an impressive portfolio of work at sports events and at all the major stadiums in the UK. They currently provide the sports presentation for international Rugby Union games at the Millennium Stadium, Murrayfield and Twickenham, as well the last eight F.A. Cup Finals and NFL International Series games at Wembley.

RLWC2013 General Manager, Sally Bolton said: “EVENT360’s credentials are second to none, they are unquestionably the market leaders in live sports presentation in the UK, so we’re delighted to be working with them. We are determined that RLWC2013 will open with the greatest show that Rugby League has ever seen so we’ve set aside an unprecedented budget and are putting resource that will match that behind it. We’ve also found the perfect partner in EVENT360 to help us craft and stage what will be a must-see event.

“To follow that with two huge games as England take on Australia in arguably international Rugby League’s biggest fixture and co-hosts Wales playing Italy, will make for an amazing experience.

EVENT360 Director, Clive McElarney said: “EVENT360 have worked with some of the highest profile clients in UK sport and it’s great to add RLWC2013 to our portfolio. We have been really impressed with the ambition and focus that RLWC2013 have put behind the opening ceremony and are genuinely excited about bringing it to life. We really believe that together we can stage the greatest show that Rugby League has ever seen.

“We’re also excited about the fact that we will be providing the sports presentation solution to every game at RLWC2013. We’ve been working with Sally and her team since the start of the year on extraordinary and innovative ideas which will bring the tournament to life and which will also make sure that the fans’ match day experience is truly exceptional.”

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Martin Johnston
RLWC2013 Communications Manager

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#2 Bazz

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:53 AM

But there is still no mention of the kick off times.

How are we supposed to buy train tickets and arrange hotels?

#3 Johnoco

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:45 PM

But there is still no mention of the kick off times.

How are we supposed to buy train tickets and arrange hotels?

Hey, they aren't claiming anyone will actually be there to see it though. ;)

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#4 John Rhino

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

But there is still no mention of the kick off times.

How are we supposed to buy train tickets and arrange hotels?


'Fraid that is down to selling the TV rights and then getting the producers to decide when they want to broadcast it.
Nowt to do with Rugby League anymore.

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#5 marklaspalmas

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

An RL double header on a Saturday? I'd take a guess at 2pm/5pm or 3pm/6pm

 

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#6 Dave T

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

All positive news, I note that these did the Challenge Cup last year too.

#7 keighley

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

'Fraid that is down to selling the TV rights and then getting the producers to decide when they want to broadcast it.
Nowt to do with Rugby League anymore.


Well, they need to get on with it then. We are only 5 and a half months from the opening game. As the previous poster stated, people need to book hotels, some of us airfares and the earlier the cheaper they are. Any supporters coming over from Australasia will have to do significant advanced planning and starting now. This needs to be resolved asap.

#8 Dave T

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:48 PM

Well, they need to get on with it then. We are only 5 and a half months from the opening game. As the previous poster stated, people need to book hotels, some of us airfares and the earlier the cheaper they are. Any supporters coming over from Australasia will have to do significant advanced planning and starting now. This needs to be resolved asap.

Yep - you're right. This IMHO is the biggest risk to the success of the tournament now. I expect that sales will have slowed down at this stage, and an announcement of kick off times could give it a boost.

I am certainly holding back just now as I can't buy any more without knowing the schedules.

If they are serious about attracting people from outside the boundaries of the town where the stadium is located then they need to resolve this one sharpish. They have been saying for months on their Twitter account that the announcement will be soon.

#9 shaun mc

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:40 PM

Same here booked 6 tickets for the final and the rest are going to have to wait till ok times are published due to travelling times and taking advantage of double game offers. I'm not buying further tickets till the ko times are announced and the longer that takes the smaller my eventual purchase of tickets may be as mates/family may make other plans in the meantime.

#10 hindle xiii

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:03 PM

Note to organisers, talk to Brian Noble about a half time pillow fight he saw at Halifax.

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#11 DugSWRLgan

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:12 PM

Hey, they aren't claiming anyone will actually be there to see it though. ;)


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#12 John Rhino

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:11 PM

Mate has just passed on an email from Man U - they are offering priority RLWC final tickets to all season ticket holders.
Good work whoever organised that - there are more of them than there are seats in the stadium!

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#13 faz'_nose

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:23 AM

Mate has just passed on an email from Man U - they are offering priority RLWC final tickets to all season ticket holders.
Good work whoever organised that - there are more of them than there are seats in the stadium!


That sounds good (for the crowd size, not because I have a season ticket at Man U).

#14 Futtocks

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:38 AM

Mate has just passed on an email from Man U - they are offering priority RLWC final tickets to all season ticket holders.
Good work whoever organised that - there are more of them than there are seats in the stadium!


Excellent news - even if only a small percentage of them are intrigued by the offer, that's still a good number of people.

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