Rugby League World Cup 2013 announce fixture dates
Rugby League World Cup 2013 today announced the dates of the fixtures for next year’s tournament, 15 months before the opening ceremony in Cardiff.
The announcement last week of Derwent Park, Workington as the venue for Tonga v Scotland and Scotland v Italy means all match venues are now confirmed.
RLWC2013 General Manager Sally Bolton said: “It is important to note that a small number of the dates may be subject to change. Our host broadcast partners will also be announced soon and when the TV schedule is finalised we will be able to set in stone the fixtures and kick-off times.
“This is more exciting news for RLWC2013 and shows again that we are in great shape in terms of planning. Announcing these fixture dates now will allow Super League and Championship fans to start making plans for the tournament as they receive our ‘early bird’ offers with their season ticket renewals over the next few weeks.
“We would encourage all Rugby League fans to buy early, especially for the showpiece games, as we have already had enquiries from St Helens fans, who were the first to receive their RLWC2013 ticket offers with their renewal information this week. Judging by our social media interaction we expect many more enquiries as the country enjoys a massive few weeks of sporting action.”
RLWC2013 tickets go on general sale on Friday October 26, one year out from the first match double-header at the Millennium Stadium.
RLWC2013 Tournament Fixture Dates
Group games - Round one
1. Saturday 26th October Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Australia v England Group A
2. Saturday 26th October Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Wales v Italy Group C/D
3. Sunday 27th October MS3 Craven Park, Hull Papua New Guinea v France Group B
4. Sunday 27th October Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington New Zealand v Samoa Group B
5. Monday 28th October Spotland Stadium, Rochdale Fiji v Ireland Group A
6. Tuesday 29th October Derwent Park, Workington Tonga v Scotland Group C
7. Wednesday 30th October The Memorial Stadium, Bristol USA v Cook Islands Group D
Group games - Round two
8. Friday 1st November Parc des Sports, Avignon New Zealand v France Group B
9. Saturday 2nd November Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield England v Ireland Group A
10. Saturday 2nd November Langtree Park, St Helens Australia v Fiji Group A
11. Sunday 3rd November Glyndŵr University RS, Wrexham Wales v USA Group D
12. Sunday 3rd November Derwent Park, Workington Scotland v Italy Group C
13. Monday 4th November MS3 Craven Park, Hull Papua New Guinea v Samoa Group B
14. Tuesday 5th November Leigh Sports Village Tonga v Cook Islands Group C/D
Group games - Round three
15. Thursday 7th November Salford City Stadium Scotland v USA Group C/D
16. Friday 8th November Headingley Carnegie, Leeds New Zealand v Papua New Guinea Group B
17. Saturday 9th November KC Stadium, Hull England v Fiji Group A
18. Saturday 9th November Thomand Park, Limerick Australia v Ireland Group A
19. Sunday 10th November The Gnoll, Neath Wales v Cook Islands Group D
20. Sunday 10th November The Shay, Halifax Tonga v Italy Group C
21. Monday 11th November Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan France v Samoa Group B
22. Friday 15th November Headingley Carnegie, Leeds Winner B v Winner C QF1
23. Saturday 16th November Glyndŵr University RS, Wrexham Winner A v Winner D QF2
24. Saturday 16th November DW Stadium, Wigan Runner Up A v 3rd Place B QF3
25. Sunday 17th November Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington Runner Up B v 3rd Place A QF4
26. Saturday 23rd November Wembley Stadium, London Winner Q/F 2 v Winner Q/F 4 SF1
27. Saturday 23rd November Wembley Stadium, London Winner Q/F 1 v Winner Q/F 3 SF2
28. Saturday 30th November Old Trafford, Manchester Winner S/F 1 v Winner S/F 2