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With exactly six months to go to the tournament Rugby League World Cup 2013 organisers have announced kick-off times for all matches.

 

The first two matches will follow the Opening Ceremony at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff with England v Australia starting the tournament at 2.30pm. Host nation Wales will then face new boys Italy at 4.30pm.

 

The ‘Big Hit’ semi-final double header will see the best four teams in the tournament go head to head at Wembley Stadium. The first game (Winner of Quarter-final 1 v Winner of Quarter-Final 3) will kick off at 1.00pm and the second (Winner of Quarter-final 2 v Winner of Quarter-final 4) will start at 3.30pm.

 

The Rugby League World Cup Final, which will be shown live on BBC1, will kick off at 2.30pm, at Old Trafford.

 

All of the games at the group stages which take place on a week day will be evening kick-offs. Where two games happen in a day at separate locations there is a minimum of four hours between kick-offs.

 

RLWC2013 Tournament General Manager, Sally Bolton said “After the recent confirmation of the BBC and Premier Sports as broadcasters for the tournament, we’re delighted to now announce the kick-off times.

 

“It’s great that with six months to go fans who have been waiting to buy tickets and plan trips around the tournament can do so. We expect demand for all tickets at all games to be high, today and over the weekend.

 

“Despite the wait for information the ‘big three’ games have been selling consistently well. So fans considering attending those still need to act quickly to make sure they’ll be there at the best international Rugby League tournament there has ever been.”

 

RLWC2013 Tournament Schedule

 

Group games - Round one

1. Saturday 26th October           Millennium Stadium, Cardiff       Australia v England (A)              14:30

2. Saturday 26th October           Millennium Stadium, Cardiff       Wales v Italy (C/D)                      16:30

3. Sunday 27th October             MS3 Craven Park, Hull               PNGv France ( B )                         16:00

4. Sunday 27th October             Halliwell Jones, Warrington        New Zealand v Samoa ( B )         18:00

5. Monday 28th October            Spotland Stadium, Rochdale     Fiji v Ireland (A)                            20:00

6. Tuesday 29th October            Derwent Park, Workington         Tonga v Scotland ©                  20:00

7. Wednesday 30th October      The Memorial Stadium, Bristol    USA v Cook Islands (D)           20:00

 

Group games - Round two

8. Friday 1st November              Parc des Sports, Avignon          New Zealand v France ( B )           20:00*

9. Saturday 2nd November        John Smith’s, Huddersfield        England v Ireland (A)                    14:30

10. Saturday 2nd November      Langtree Park, St Helens           Australia v Fiji (A)                         20:00

11. Sunday 3rd November         Glyndŵr University RS, Wrexham Wales v USA (D)                       14:00

12. Sunday 3rd November         Derwent Park, Workington         Scotland v Italy ©                       16:00

13. Monday 4th November         MS3 Craven Park, Hull               PNG v Samoa ( B )                        20:00

14. Tuesday 5th November        Leigh Sports Village, Leigh        Tonga v Cook Islands (C/D)       20:00

 

Group games - Round three

15. Thursday 7th November        Salford City Stadium, Salford    Scotland v USA (C/D)                   20:00

16. Friday 8th November             Headingley Carnegie, Leeds       New Zealand v PNG ( B )              20:00

17. Saturday 9th November        KC Stadium, Hull                       England v Fiji (A)                             14:30

18. Saturday 9th November        Thomond Park, Limerick            Australia v Ireland (A)                    20:00

19. Sunday 10th November        The Gnoll, Neath                        Wales v Cook Islands (D)               14:00

20. Sunday 10th November        The Shay, Halifax                      Tonga v Italy ©                                16:00

21. Monday 11th November       Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan           France v Samoa ( B )                      20:00*

 

Quarter-finals

22. Friday 15th November                Headingley Carnegie, Leeds                            Winner B v Winner C (QF1)                 20:00

23. Saturday 16th November           Glyndŵr University RS, Wrexham                     Winner A v Winner D (QF2)                 13:00

24. Saturday 16th November           DW Stadium, Wigan                                         Runner Up A v 3rd Place B (QF3)        20:00

25. Sunday 17th November             Halliwell Jones, Warrington                               Runner Up B v 3rd Place A (QF4)       15:00

 

Semi-finals

26. Saturday 23rd November           Wembley Stadium, London              Winner Q/F 1 v Winner Q/F 3 (SF1)     13:00

27. Saturday 23rd November           Wembley Stadium, London              Winner Q/F 2 v Winner Q/F 4 (SF2)     15:30

 

The Rugby League World Cup Final

28. Saturday 30th November      Old Trafford, Manchester           Winner S/F 1 v Winner S/F 2      14:30

 

NOTE: All kick off times shown are local (please note games 8 and 21 will kick off at 19:00 GMT) and are subject to change

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Saturday afternoon England games on the BBC... this could really make the tournament a very visible public success.

 

Well done organisers in getting what many on here have been crying out for for over a decade. Very exciting times ahead...

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Hopefully #bethere will have a fair crack at trending over the next hour or so.

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Hopefully #bethere will have a fair crack at trending over the next hour or so.

[typical RL fan mode] What's that got to do with the World Cup? It looks like somewhere to gamble [/typical RL fan mode]

 

:D

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Great stuff. Find fault with that you miserable sods.

:D

 

Just posted on the other thread, the only 'strange' one is that if England are runners up, which they are expected to be, they will play at 8pm on Saturday at Wigan. I expect that to be shoved on BBC 2. 

 

I'd have thought that game would be 2.30pm on BBC1.

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:D

 

Just posted on the other thread, the only 'strange' one is that if England are runners up, which they are expected to be, they will play at 8pm on Saturday at Wigan. I expect that to be shoved on BBC 2. 

 

I'd have thought that game would be 2.30pm on BBC1.

The times are subject to change, though ...

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Great stuff. Find fault with that you miserable sods.

 

230 kick off at Old Trafford has ruined our lunch plans for Toms Chop House. 

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230 kick off at Old Trafford has ruined our lunch plans for Toms Chop House. 

Sack the board!

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Sack the board!

 

It's an outrage, RFL can't get anything right.

 

Had the day all planned out, long boozy lunch at the Chop House and then meander off down to Old Trafford for a 6pm kick off. 

 

Minded to send my tickets back to the RFL in disgust.

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It's an outrage, RFL can't get anything right.

 

Had the day all planned out, long boozy lunch at the Chop House and then meander off down to Old Trafford for a 6pm kick off. 

 

Minded to send my tickets back to the RFL in disgust.

Disaster, will have to comiserate the loss of these plans in a local hostelry for eight hours afterwards instead. It's a hard life.

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Great stuff. Find fault with that you miserable sods.

 

Fault # 1:

 

"Where two games happen in a day at separate locations there is a minimum of four hours between kick-offs."

 

"3. Sunday 27th October             MS3 Craven Park, Hull               PNGv France ( B )                         16:00

4. Sunday 27th October             Halliwell Jones, Warrington        New Zealand v Samoa ( B )         18:00"

 

Fault # 2:

 

"11. Sunday 3rd November         Glyndŵr University RS, Wrexham Wales v USA (D)                       14:00

12. Sunday 3rd November         Derwent Park, Workington         Scotland v Italy ©                       16:00"

 

Fault # 3:

 

"19. Sunday 10th November        The Gnoll, Neath                        Wales v Cook Islands (D)               14:00

20. Sunday 10th November        The Shay, Halifax                      Tonga v Italy ©                                16:00"

 

 

That's only 2 hours !!!

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I can't understand the groupings relating to quarter-final qualification.

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As far as I'm concerned, 10/10 and a Gold Star to the RFL - no problems about getting to the games I've bought tickets for.

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Fault # 1:

 

"Where two games happen in a day at separate locations there is a minimum of four hours between kick-offs."

 

"3. Sunday 27th October             MS3 Craven Park, Hull               PNGv France ( B )                         16:00

4. Sunday 27th October             Halliwell Jones, Warrington        New Zealand v Samoa ( B )         18:00"

 

Fault # 2:

 

"11. Sunday 3rd November         Glyndŵr University RS, Wrexham Wales v USA (D)                       14:00

12. Sunday 3rd November         Derwent Park, Workington         Scotland v Italy ©                       16:00"

 

Fault # 3:

 

"19. Sunday 10th November        The Gnoll, Neath                        Wales v Cook Islands (D)               14:00

20. Sunday 10th November        The Shay, Halifax                      Tonga v Italy ©                                16:00"

 

 

That's only 2 hours !!!

That was supposed to have been taken out of the press release. They've corrected it on the website now

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To be fair, you'd need South Wakefield Sharks-levels of commitment to travel between any of those pairs of locations to do two games in a day.

Good stuff, need to start thinking about tickets and plans.

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I thought having game kick-offs 4 hours apart from be a simple matter … now they have their work cut out selling extra tickets to make up for those who won't be able to see 2 games in 1 day … shame

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I thought having game kick-offs 4 hours apart from be a simple matter … now they have their work cut out selling extra tickets to make up for those who won't be able to see 2 games in 1 day … shame

As Browny pointed out, these games are miles apart so probably wouldnt be getting overlaps in target audience anyway.

Would still have been better to be slightly longer then people could watch one live then one on tv, but not a massive issue.

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So who has been buying tickets since the timings were announced.Looking very much like a full house for the Final and the Wembley games,would say 35/40,000 be a good achievement/target for Cardiff?

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So who has been buying tickets since the timings were announced.Looking very much like a full house for the Final and the Wembley games,would say 35/40,000 be a good achievement/target for Cardiff?

They keep mentioning a sellout for Cardiff which would be brilliant and quite a few sections are open now.

Ill be buying tickets for that soon although Im finding transport there a pain.

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4 hours between kickoffs would only leave 2 hours to get between grounds.

 

2 hours between kickoffs means that clubs could show the other match on the big screen before/after their own match, perhaps?

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I've have 4 tickets to 20 out of the 28 games in total.

 

I also have hotel rooms booked in Cardiff, Chester, Wigan, Wembley and Manchester.

 

Bring. It. On.

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