Hull has today (Tuesday 29 March) received a whistle-stop visit from the Rugby League World Cup trophies.
With 200 days to go until the tournaments’ opening fixture at St James’ Park, Newcastle, on 15 October, the trophies have undertaken a 48-hour tour of the 18 host towns and cities.
After setting off from Newcastle this morning, the trophy arrived at the MKM Stadium at lunchtime, greeted by soap star Gemma Oaten, Hull FC players’ Josh Reynolds and Connor Wynne, and RLWC2021 representatives, who then sat down in the changing rooms with school children for an exclusive Q&A session.
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 Hull 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 country to obtain the best seats in the house at the best possible price.”
With the city hosting three fixtures, including a double-header of the women’s match between Papua New Guinea and Brazil and a men’s quarter final, Hull will see some of the best action the tournament has to offer.
The tour comes complete with a 48-hour ticket upgrade offer, whereby fans can benefit from a ticket upgrade that is too good to miss. Any fans buying a Category C ticket for the New Zealand v Jamaica fixture at MKM Stadium will have their tickets automatically upgraded to Category B.
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.
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 per cent of tickets priced below £50. Fans can purchase tickets here.
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.