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Wigan Warriors And Leeds Rhinos Set For Man Of Steel Challenge

Leeds Rhinos Wigan Warriors Man Of Steel Sponsorship Superman

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#1 brooza

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:14 PM

http://www.therhinos.../news/21295.php

Wigan Warriors, Leeds Rhinos, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, ISC Sport and Sky Sports have partnered for the ultimate display of human ability. Fans of Super League are used to being amazed by the supreme skills of the players on show but when Wigan clash with Leeds on Thursday 5th September at DW Stadium live on Sky Sports 2, both teams will bear the mark of the Man of Steel?
The two teams will feature the famous Superman logo on the front of their shirts to celebrate the release of Man of Steel™ which will be available on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, DVD from 2nd December and can be pre-ordered now. Man of Steel™ will also be available in the Sky Movies Store from December.

The game kicks off the final round of games in the Super League regular season, a week ahead of the start of the play offs and the race to Old Trafford for the Grand Final to see who will be crowned Champions, with all the play off games live and exclusive on Sky Sports. Leeds have won five of the last six titles with only Wigan in 2010 breaking their grip on the Super League title.

Leeds and Wigan have met twice already this season, with the Champions taking the spoils at Headingley Carnegie back in March and Wigan snatching victory in a close contest at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium at the conclusion of the Magic Weekend in May.

The title Man of Steel has long been associated with Rugby League, and has a strong tradition within both Wigan and Leeds. The supreme player of the Super League each season is awarded the Man of Steel award, an honour that dates back to 1977 when Leeds captain David Ward won the inaugural title for the first time. Since then Wigan players have been crowned the game's ultimate player on more occasions than any other club with eleven. Wigan boast two Man of Steel winners in their side in Pat Richards and reigning holder Sam Tomkins, whilst Leeds star Jamie Peacock lifted the title in 2003. The last Leeds player to win the title was Iestyn Harris back in 1998, who is now on the Wigan coaching staff.

Wigan and Leeds' official apparel partner, ISC Sport, is producing a limited number of replica shirts per club for retail sale. The shirts will be available to pre-order from wiganwarriors.com and therhinos.co.uk

Fans coming to the match are also encouraged to dress up as their favourite superhero, with prizes for the best costumes. Plus fans should look out for promotions on both club websites to win exclusive Man of Steel™ merchandise in the build up to the big clash.

Tickets are available now for the game priced from £21 for adults and £15 for concessions. These can be booked by calling the Wigan ticket office on 0871 6633552 or the Leeds ticket hotline on 0871 423 13 15 (calls are charged at 10p per minute - calls from mobiles may vary). You can watch Wigan v Leeds on Sky Sports 2 from 8pm on Thursday 5th September.

Good to see this happening over here too. Melbourne and Souths had a similar thing for the theatrical release


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#2 brooza

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:16 PM

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I was wondering what was going to happen with the main sponsor logos. The Leeds one looks a bit silly, IMO. I suppose it's handy that the Wigan sponsor has gone bust


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#3 gingerjon

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:16 PM

*applause*


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#4 Dave T

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

Great stuff!



#5 Gav Wilson

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:25 PM

Outstanding. More of this please!


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#6 RidingPie

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:37 PM

I do wonder if this has come about, at least in part because of Sam interviewing Russell Crowe at the London premier!

Either way I think I'll buy the wigan one!

#7 morleyrhino

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:12 PM

Like it, think it's a great idea!

#8 zorquif

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:23 PM

Is it just me, or do those two just not look happy to be there. Not looking angry like it's all about to go off, or happy to be part of the film fun. Just 'oh sod, got to go and do some photo shoot...'



#9 bedlam breakout

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:34 PM

 

Is it just me, or do those two just not look happy to be there. Not looking angry like it's all about to go off, or happy to be part of the film fun. Just 'oh sod, got to go and do some photo shoot...'

 

Jamie looks like he always looks- like he wants to "come out" and tell us all something!


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#10 Just Browny

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:58 PM

Like it, clever.


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.


#11 1976PMJwires

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:58 PM

Great stuff, looks great.


Fingers crossed a blue chip company likes it for the good of the game





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