Jump to content

Rugby League World Cup 2017 Tours – Register Your Interest Now!
Join TotalRL.com, League Express & Rugby League World at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup in Australia, New Zealand & Papua New Guinea! Click here for more info

Rugby League World
FREE 2016 Fixture Guide
League Express

Rugby League Yearbook 2015-2016

- - - - -

RLWC opening ceremony clashing with Welsh RU season.

This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
2 replies to this topic

#1 welshmagpie

  • Coach
  • 570 posts

Posted 24 June 2013 - 08:46 PM

Just thinking about the games, it's a Saturday in full swing of the Union season in union mad Wales... Surely many thousands of players in South Wales alone will be playing their 2.30 kick off union games would have liked to have enjoyed this one off occasion.

Not a criticism as such as its the best option for the majority of northerners travelling down, but a bit of food for thought.

Edited by welshmagpie, 24 June 2013 - 08:47 PM.

#2 gogledd

  • Coach
  • 1,038 posts

Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:28 PM

RLWC have a target of selling 500,000 tickets for the competition.  Many of these will be to existing fans, some will be to people who would watch Union and many will be to people who are new to rugby league but will want to get involved in the major sporting event to follow the Olympics and Paralymics. Whenever the organisers schedule the competition it will clash with some other sporting events.  I am sure there will be Cardiff and Swansea soccer games on too but they have to promote the RLWC as the spectacular event it will be.  Anyone who watched Warrington v Wigan today (24th June) can cite that game of how exciting Rugby League can be,

#3 John Rhino

John Rhino
  • Coach
  • 3,085 posts

Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:32 PM

Put it on another weekend and someone will complain it clashes with the Eckford sweet pea festival.
One day we may have the confidence to not give a flying about what the rest of the world is doing, but I should live so long.

Derby City -Founded in 1990 and proud to be flying the flag for Rugby League in the Midlands for over 25 years.

Visit:  http://www.derbycityrlfc.co.uk and see the progress being made.


Follow us on Twitter: @derbycityrlfc