I was there, it was a very good opening ceremony and anyone that shuts Stevo up gets my cash.
Very professional, the budget was £0, the time dedicated to it was spot on, any more and I would have had another pint elsewhere.
The main event was Eng v Aus, and it didn't disappoint, largest opening day crowd for a RLWC, as high as a third of species new to the game not from the 'heartlands'.
JP said it was a gamble, and I think it actually worked
We are seen as a national sport, it was befitting of a national sport, and the Welsh got a decent crowd as I don't think too many people actually left before the second game
The Italians are going bonkers over this in their national press, I think Minichello is going to end up president.
It was a bit flat in the stadium, but then I always find the Millennium a poor stadium to watch anything in, no where near as good as Wembley. My opinion for what its worth.
All the pool matches are sold out or close to it.
The final and the semi's are selling really well and the final is on its way to a sell out.
Its already in terms of raising profile and the number of tickets sold the biggest RLWC ever.
What's not to like people?