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The Fiji vs Ireland game looks to be selling very well. You can only buy more than 2 x tickets together in Section G of the Main Stand. The other six sections are either sold our or individual seats.

 

The games I'd be worried about attendance-wise would be:

 

1. Australia vs Fiji at Langtree Park - why the tickets are so expensive I'll never know.

 

2. New Zealand vs Samoa at Warrington - as per above.

 

3. Scotland vs USA at Salford

 

4. Tonga vs Cook Islands at Leigh

 

Not seem to be selling too well. It's only a guestimate of course.

 

This is the first WC we have had in 13 years here and people are moaning about parting with £20 for a pool game. The RFU are looking to charge around £700 for a final ticket in 2015 and up to £100 plus for some of the best seats in pool games. The St Helens public are often late comers when it comes to buying tickets. This fixture will sell really well once the competition draws nearer.

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The Fiji vs Ireland game looks to be selling very well. You can only buy more than 2 x tickets together in Section G of the Main Stand. The other six sections are either sold our or individual seats.

The games I'd be worried about attendance-wise would be:

1. Australia vs Fiji at Langtree Park - why the tickets are so expensive I'll never know.

2. New Zealand vs Samoa at Warrington - as per above.

3. Scotland vs USA at Salford

4. Tonga vs Cook Islands at Leigh

Not seem to be selling too well. It's only a guestimate of course.

i got tickets for NZ v Samoa for a tenner. Not bad value at all.

I do agree about some of the pricing - i think weve discussed it before.

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Just booked and paid for me and 't wife  for opening games at Cardiff,  Eng V Fiji, Eng V Ireland, Wemberlee semis and OT Final via a very patient and helpful guy at the RFL.

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Semi-finals and Final sorted, if I can get my *rse into gear will be sorting all 4 Quarter-Finals at the weekend, unfortunately can't make the opener but hoping to attend several group games as well.

Should point out there are 7 of us going to the final and the mate that booked them said he had to phone the RFL as he was struggling to find 7 seats together in the price range we were looking at

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This is the first WC we have had in 13 years here and people are moaning about parting with £20 for a pool game. The RFU are looking to charge around £700 for a final ticket in 2015 and up to £100 plus for some of the best seats in pool games. The St Helens public are often late comers when it comes to buying tickets. This fixture will sell really well once the competition draws nearer.

I don't care about RU and am certainly not complaining about £20 tickets. I am debating why it costs £40 for some tickets at that match and £30 at Warrington. Saints fans aren't particularly known for their generosity in my opinion and I have no idea why the organisers have such disparities between match ticket prices for group matches (Cardiff excluded).

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I don't care about RU and am certainly not complaining about £20 tickets. I am debating why

If Saints are pricing their tickets relatively high then that will be because Saints rarely do otherwise!  The Aussies are playing at Langtree Park and so no doubt the club saw that as a money spinner.

 

The crowd should have the benefit of the new cladding as well, lucky them.

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If Saints are pricing their tickets relatively high then that will be because Saints rarely do otherwise! The Aussies are playing at Langtree Park and so no doubt the club saw that as a money spinner.

Why would Saints be setting ticket prices? It's a RLWC event so surely tickets are set by them.

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I don't care about RU and am certainly not complaining about £20 tickets. I am debating why it costs £40 for some tickets at that match and £30 at Warrington. Saints fans aren't particularly known for their generosity in my opinion and I have no idea why the organisers have such disparities between match ticket prices for group matches (Cardiff excluded).

 

It is the best RL players on the planet playing in RL's number one flagship competition. There won't be many Saints fans sat in the £40 areas but there may be Aussie tour parties, casual fans and people who may want to be at an event. Hoping all the Saints fans will be still able to shout 'forrrwarrd' from behind the sticks.

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Ticket prices will have been set by RLWC2013 not the owners/tenants of the stadia.

 

Doesn't seem expensive to me to see some of the best players in the world play at either Saints or Warrington. One thing we do far too often in RL is sell our game cheap.

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Lack of consistency and strategy for pricing is puzzling.

It is baffling that it costs more to watch Australia than it does to watch England.

RU world cup's starting price is £7.

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Lack of consistency and strategy for pricing is puzzling.

It is baffling that it costs more to watch Australia than it does to watch England.

RU world cup's starting price is £7.

They'd have to pay me a lot more than that.

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Why would Saints be setting ticket prices? It's a RLWC event so surely tickets are set by them.

In rugby league, anything could be the case!  We have different rules in different countries; players swapping national allegiences; who is to say who is setting ticket prices? ;)

 

You're probably right.  I've no idea.  But I would imagine the fact that Australia is one of the teams involved has something to do with the higher cost of tickets for the match at Langtree Park.  However, that might be wrong also.  I haven't checked the cost of tickets for other matches in which Australia is involved.

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In rugby league, anything could be the case!  We have different rules in different countries; players swapping national allegiences; who is to say who is setting ticket prices? ;)

 

You're probably right.  I've no idea.  But I would imagine the fact that Australia is one of the teams involved has something to do with the higher cost of tickets for the match at Langtree Park.  However, that might be wrong also.  I haven't checked the cost of tickets for other matches in which Australia is involved.

There aren't any others really. The other Australia matches are the opener at Cardiff and the match against Ireland in Ireland. I guess they're banking on the fact that it's the only real opportunity for fans in the North to watch Australia, but IMO they've stuffed up by scheduling the match on the same day as England vs Ireland. They should have had the Australia match on the Friday night, with France vs NZ in the late Saturday slot.

 

Still, the tickets aren't that expensive, it's only £10 to stand behind the posts. But it doesn't look like sales are going well for that match, you can still buy 20 tickets together in the cheapest seating sections.

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It is the best RL players on the planet playing in RL's number one flagship competition. There won't be many Saints fans sat in the £40 areas but there may be Aussie tour parties, casual fans and people who may want to be at an event.

 

 

Lack of consistency and strategy for pricing is puzzling. It is baffling that it costs more to watch Australia than it does to watch England.

 

 

Still, the tickets aren't that expensive, it's only £10 to stand behind the posts. But it doesn't look like sales are going well for that match, you can still buy 20 tickets together in the cheapest seating sections.

 

I think DT has it the nail on the head and EH's final point about a severe lack of ticket sales, even in the cheapest seating sections highlights the issues with the 'seating' pricing of the game at Langtree Park. It is frankly barking the Australia vs Fiji game costs more than the England match playing on the same day.

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Italy's World Cup side, captained by Anthony Minichiello and featuring the likes of Craig Gower, Terry Campese, Mark Minichiello, Anthony Laffranchi and Aidan Guerra, is set to play a warm-up match against hosts England at Salford. The match, which will be played a week before the tournament opener at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, will give the Italian players a rare match together before they take on Wales in the October 26 double header, which will be headlined by England's clash with Australia. Meanwhile, England will prepare for the tournament with a training camp in South Africa.

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Just been watching the Sunday morning footy show here in Sydney; they had a short interview with Steve McNamara talking up the Burgess boys for the RLWC + a long-ish segment talking to two of the Jillaroos (Australian Women's RL team) about the upcoming Women's RLWC.

 

So a bit of publicity for the RLWC cups on Channel 9. Wonders will never cease!

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So warm up games that appear to be on the cards include:

  • France v USA in Toulouse (Confirmed)
  • USA v Canada (3 Test Series - Confirmed)
  • England v Italy in Salford
  • New Zealand v Cook Island
  • Fiji v PNG
  • Fiji v Tonga
  • Australian PM XIII v PNG Select XIII in PNG (Confirme)

Wonder who the likes of Ireland, Scotland and Wales will look to take on as warm up opponents?

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So warm up games that appear to be on the cards include:

  • France v USA in Toulouse (Confirmed)
  • USA v Canada (3 Test Series - Confirmed)
  • England v Italy in Salford
  • New Zealand v Cook Island
  • Fiji v PNG
  • Fiji v Tonga
  • Australian PM XIII v PNG Select XIII in PNG (Confirme)
Wonder who the likes of Ireland, Scotland and Wales will look to take on as warm up opponents?

Rumour has it England will not stray too far from their training camp for warm up game.... about 400 yards if the students are to be believed.

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Salford! No disrespect but have they sorted out the public transport and parking issues yet? I'm hoping to attend the Scotland v USA game but I'm not committing to buying the tickets until the parking issues have been sorted.

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Rumour has it England will not stray too far from their training camp for warm up game.... about 400 yards if the students are to be believed.

 

It would make sense to play the game well away from any venues hosting games in the World Cup itself. So the Loughborough/Coventry area would be a good idea in my opinion.

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It would make sense to play the game well away from any venues hosting games in the World Cup itself. So the Loughborough/Coventry area would be a good idea in my opinion.

Yeah I agree, I think staging it at Salford could really impact the Scotland v USA crowd they are trying to sell tickets for.

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