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I'm struggling for reasonable accommodation, I'm swaying towards Bristol or Swansea.

I'm probably going to be looking for somewhere half way between Cardiff and Hull

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I'm struggling for reasonable accommodation, I'm swaying towards Bristol or Swansea.

I've just booked a double room in Cwmbran at the Premier Inn for £55 including breakfast Dave. Room only was £39. It's a mile and a half from the railway station and it's eight quid return to Cardiff on the train. If you try this option go straight to the Premier Inn website rather than cheap hotel sites like lastminute or trivago.

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Going to the final, semi final, England v Ireland, tonga v Italy, Fiji v Ireland and PNG v NZ. Bought all them tickets also going to go to England's quarter final plus hopefully PNG v France

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i booked for me and the fiance around christmas if i remeber right. 3 nights (thur, fri, sat) at the atlantic travelodge for £72 - chuffed!!

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I'm probably going to be looking for somewhere half way between Cardiff and Hull

I'm liking the idea of Birmingham...

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I've just booked a double room in Cwmbran at the Premier Inn for £55 including breakfast Dave. Room only was £39. It's a mile and a half from the railway station and it's eight quid return to Cardiff on the train. If you try this option go straight to the Premier Inn website rather than cheap hotel sites like lastminute or trivago.

im finding plenty of reasonable options for swansea and Bristol with cheap regular trains too so I think it should be ok. Quite like swansea for a pint too so that may be favourite!

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I'm liking the idea of Birmingham...

I knew if I waited long enough someone would use that sentence. You do realise that is already the banner promotional tag on the Birmingham tourist board website - you are credited as B Rooza :)

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Going to every game in Great Britain apart from PNG v France, Wales v Cook, and Tonga v Italy, so that will be 21 games in total. This in part will be possible thanks to the generosity of my employer giving me five days of special leave to work as one of the volunteers in addition to the annual leave that I will be using. As I live in Kent this means that I will be booking accommodation for the 17 nights that I will be on the road, and using a large proportion of the English motorway network (desperately hoping for no snow in November). If I can make this effort, then there is no reason that those who live in the heartlands and profess to  love the game cannot take in one or two games minimum. If everyone who is a fan, puts aside any club allegiance or grievance they feel they may have with the RFL, and commits to attending one game this would go a long way towards creating a vibrant and successful tournament.

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Going to every game in Great Britain apart from PNG v France, Wales v Cook, and Tonga v Italy, so that will be 21 games in total. This in part will be possible thanks to the generosity of my employer giving me five days of special leave to work as one of the volunteers in addition to the annual leave that I will be using. As I live in Kent this means that I will be booking accommodation for the 17 nights that I will be on the road, and using a large proportion of the English motorway network (desperately hoping for no snow in November). If I can make this effort, then there is no reason that those who live in the heartlands and profess to  love the game cannot take in one or two games minimum. If everyone who is a fan, puts aside any club allegiance or grievance they feel they may have with the RFL, and commits to attending one game this would go a long way towards creating a vibrant and successful tournament.

Amen to that

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Going to every game in Great Britain apart from PNG v France, Wales v Cook, and Tonga v Italy, so that will be 21 games in total. This in part will be possible thanks to the generosity of my employer giving me five days of special leave to work as one of the volunteers in addition to the annual leave that I will be using. As I live in Kent this means that I will be booking accommodation for the 17 nights that I will be on the road, and using a large proportion of the English motorway network (desperately hoping for no snow in November). If I can make this effort, then there is no reason that those who live in the heartlands and profess to  love the game cannot take in one or two games minimum. If everyone who is a fan, puts aside any club allegiance or grievance they feel they may have with the RFL, and commits to attending one game this would go a long way towards creating a vibrant and successful tournament.

Well said - everyone will have some form of commitments over this period but we should all looking to get to what games we can.

I finally booked my first tranche of tickets last night with more to follow closer to the time when I know my work commitments.

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GW1

Opening Games - Booked for me and fiance

NZ - Sam - put down to Volunteer

Fiji - Ire - Put down to Volunteer

GW2

Eng v ire - Booked for me Father and Brother in laws to be (neither have been to a game of RL before)

Wal v USA - Booked for me and Fiance

Ton v Coo - Put down to volunteer

GW3

Sco v USA - Booked for me, brother and Dad (Scottish - neither have been to a game of RL before)

NZ v PNG - Booked for me (staying in Leeds before off to Hull in the morning)

Eng - Fij - Booked for me

Ton v Ita - put down to volunteer

GW4

QF2 - 2 Tickets bought

QF3 - 2 Tickets bought

QF4 - Put down to volunteer

GW5

SF - My Stag Do to Antwerp but i will try and watch the game, convert some belgians 

GW6

F - More expensive seats bought for the final as i get married the day before (i wasnt getting married on the saturday no way!!) - for me and the wife

 

Every other game i will watch, if not live then on the premierplayer

 

I cant wait

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F - More expensive seats bought for the final as i get married the day before (i wasnt getting married on the saturday no way!!) - for me and the wife

 

Now that is commitment! :D

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Spoke to the RFL today on the phone:

 

1. You can now buy £50 tickets in the Upper East Stand at Cardiff via the phone.

 

2. Club Wembley seats are available via phone. They cost £40 each.

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Try Hotels on outskirts of Cardiff in towns like Caerphilly, Pontypridd and Newport all short train rides from Cardiff

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Anyone have any tips for getting a decent hotel for the semis at a good rate ?

Just don't stay right in central London and you should be able to get a pretty decent room for under £100.

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Couldnt get any of the boys to do semi and final so theres a load of us going to the final but i really fancied the semis as well Thing is I've had to do some bargaining with my worse half she thinks we are going on a romantic break Friday and Saturday night so she's up for drinking all day Saturday as long as she can go shopping all day Friday..... Fair deal like but I can't really stop that far out of London.

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Some Travelodge prices for either Friday or Saturday night for the semi-finals :

Farringdon Fri £48 Sat £87

Bethnal Green F £58 S £60

Wembley F35 S £76

Ealing F £32 S £40

Kew Bridge F £31 S £41

Fulham F £51 S £104

Battersea F £48 S £71

Borehamwood F £24 S £29

So a few to be had there. These will not be flexible rates.

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Try Hotels on outskirts of Cardiff in towns like Caerphilly, Pontypridd and Newport all short train rides from Cardiff

Tried Caerphilly Dug but to no avail but got sorted in Cwmbran. Right side of Cardiff for me and half a hour on the train.

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Anyone have any tips for getting a decent hotel for the semis at a good rate ?

 Got the Kings Cross Travelodge for £35/room, booked it a few months ago but there may still be rooms at a decent rate. Tube goes from Kings Cross to Wembley with only abou 4/5 stops

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Had a text fron Orange the other day trying to sell me rlwc hospitality. Good stuff as they must have a pretty large customer base.

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Couldnt get any of the boys to do semi and final so theres a load of us going to the final but i really fancied the semis as well Thing is I've had to do some bargaining with my worse half she thinks we are going on a romantic break Friday and Saturday night so she's up for drinking all day Saturday as long as she can go shopping all day Friday..... Fair deal like but I can't really stop that far out of London.

A little far from wembley (but only one change of transport) but a great place to stop is Greenwich. I stay there a lot for work and it is only 10 mins to central London. Hotel rates are good as long as nothing is on at the O2. At the budget end there are a Premier Inn, Ibis and Travelodge and you often get a good rate at the Mercure or Novotel.

I even got a reasonably priced room there during the Olympics. I'm sure the Mrs would like the shopping in Greenwich as well. Lots of great independant places, and some good eating / drinking establishments.

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Had a text fron Orange the other day trying to sell me rlwc hospitality. Good stuff as they must have a pretty large customer base.

 

Impressed with that!

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