48-hour trophies tour arrives



· RLWC2021 mark 200 days to go milestone by taking the three trophies on tour to every one of its host towns and cities on a 48-hour tour

· Starting in Newcastle and ending in London - the three distinctive trophies have been greeted by a unique event in each location, with Doncaster holding a tag Rugby session led by Doncaster RLFC Chief Executive Carl Hall at the Doncaster School for the Deaf.

· A 48-hour ticket offer has launched where fans can buy a Category C ticket for a number of opening matches and get upgraded to a Category B, meaning fans being able to secure an upgrade for the Samoa v Greece fixture at the Eco-Power Stadium

Today (Tuesday 29th March) marks 200 days to go until the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) makes a real impact across the nation when England take on Samoa in the tournaments’ opening fixture at St James’ Park, Newcastle on 15 October 2022.

To commemorate the milestone, the tournament has been undertaking a 48-hour trophies tour of the 18 host towns and cities in celebration of a 48-hour ticket upgrade offer, whereby fans can benefit from a ticket upgrade that is too good to miss. This means any fans that buy a Category C ticket for the fixture between Samoa and Greece in the men’s tournament at the Eco-Power Stadium, will have their tickets automatically upgraded to Category B, with prices starting from just £15.

The trophies tour, whereby the silverware from the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments will be paraded around the towns and cities getting ready to host the 61 matches of the upcoming World Cup, commenced today (Tuesday 29th March) at 07:00 in Newcastle with RLWC2021 Ambassador Jason Robinson.

The tour then passed through Tees Valley, York, and Hull before reaching Doncaster for its special event. With Doncaster hosting Samoa as a team base and for their men’s fixture against Greece at the Eco-Power Stadium later this year, the three trophies were welcomed in Doncaster by Doncaster RLFC Chief Executive Carl Hall at the Doncaster School for the Deaf.

During the event, over 25 children from Doncaster School for the Deaf participated in a compelling tag Rugby training session, led by the two Rugby League legends.

The promotional tour features the tournament’s new campaign ‘This is Real Impact’, to support ticket promotion and provide a platform to tell the many stories of the contribution the tournament is making in communities through its social impact programme and in respect to inclusivity in hosting the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments under one World Cup for the first time in the sport’s history.

Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of RLWC2021, said: “After an incredibly challenging couple of years for everyone, it is hugely exciting to be able to take our three unique trophies to each host partner as they put on their own celebration and make a ‘Real Impact’ in their local communities.

“We’d like to thank our partners in Doncaster for their brilliant event to mark the milestone. The road to RLWC2021 starts now and with this limited ticket offer and exciting new campaign being released, we hope to encourage fans up and down the to obtain the best seats in the house at the best possible price.”

Ticket prices for the tournament start as low as £2.21 for concessions, as the unique tournament will be one of the most accessible and affordable for fans with more than 80% of tickets priced below £50. Fans can purchase tickets via www.rlwc2021.com/tickets.

Follow the Trophies Tour live on RLWC2021’s official social media channels Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook, with exclusive content including interviews, event snaps and behind-the-scenes footage of the 48-hour tour.