2013 World Cup


RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood has expressed his delight at the new Government’s confirmation that it will support the Rugby League World Cup in 2013.

Prime Minister David Cameron this week launched a collation agreement outlining the Government’s policies for the new Parliament, details of which included a commitment “to ensure that the 2013 Rugby League World Cup is successful.”

Fourteen nations will contest the Rugby League World Cup in the UK in the autumn of 2013 and Wood believes the backing of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition will help the RFL host the most successful tournament in the sport’s history.

“It is reassuring to know that the Government recognises the importance of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and is committed to helping us reach our objectives for the tournament,” said Wood.

“A lot of work has already been done and the Government’s announcement means that we can now move on safe in the knowledge that we have the support we need at Westminster to ensure that the 2013 Rugby League World Cup is one of the jewels of the golden decade of sport in this country.

“We are looking forward to working closely with the Department of Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport to deliver a Rugby League World Cup of which the sport and the country can be proud.”

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