RLWC2013 Ceremony Awarded to Cardiff

By iSportconnect | March 23, 2012

Rugby League World Cup 2013 has announced the tournament next year will begin at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff with the first day lineup kicking off with the opening ceremony, ed before host nation Wales take on Italy and co-hosts England face Australia in back-to-back games.

The group games and quarter final matches for the tournament are due to be held in October and November next year.

Welsh hosts Wrexham’s Glyndwr University Racecourse Ground have Wales taking on the USA and one of the tournament quarter-finals. While in Neath, viagra buy home supporters at The Gnoll can see the men in red take on the Cook Islands.

The tournament will be pushing Rugby League further than ever before with Limerick’s Thomond Park in Ireland hosting Australia v Ireland and France playing New Zealand in Avignon and Samoa in Perpignan.

Carwyn Jones, First Minister of the Welsh Government said: ‘We are delighted that Wales will join our neighbours England in hosting RLWC2013. It’s wonderful that the capital city of Wales will host participating countries pre-tournament – the only time these nations will all unite during the World Cup.’

‘It’s also a testament to the great work of Wales Rugby League that we are all here today. Hosting the opening ceremony and the double header here at the Stadium will have major international significance and we look forward to welcoming the world to Wales in 2013.’

Richard Lewis, chairman RLWC2013 Ltd. commented: ‘This is an exciting day and an important milestone in our planning for this tournament. We are using one of the iconic locations in British sport; the Millennium Stadium. The opening ceremony and double header will give fans the chance to see the best players in the world going head to head.’