The Rugby League World Cup 2021 visited the University of Bolton Stadium this weekend to celebrate the countdown to the tournament arriving in Bolton in just three weeks’ time.
Wanderers are hosting one of England’s major group games when the team take on France on Saturday 22nd October (KO 5pm) and the RLWC2021 were present at Saturday’s Lincoln fixture to spread the word.
The men’s, women’s and wheelchair world cup trophies were on display pre-match before being presented to the crowd at the side of the pitch. The RLWC2021 mascot RugBee took part in a lap of honour alongside the Wanderers’ Lofty the Lion, while young Westhoughton Lions’ players also took to the pitch during the break to show off their rugby skills.
Legendary former rugby league star and New Zealand international Robbie Hunter-Paul also took to the pitch at the half time mark for a Q&A on all-things rugby league world cup.
The Rugby League World Cup is the pinnacle of international sport in Rugby League. For the first time ever, the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments will take place simultaneously across 21 world class venues, giving fans the chance to watch the world’s best rugby league players on the biggest stage.
The University of Bolton Stadium has the honour of hosting an England men’s group game in which they’ll take on a rising French team on 22nd October 2022. The hotly anticipated game, which will be England’s only group game in the North West, is on-course to sell out with Category E and D places no longer available and Category C tickets now over 65% sold.
With some of the biggest stars of Rugby League in action right here in Bolton and with tickets selling fast, make sure you secure your place now to make sure you're at the heart of the action when the Rugby League World Cup comes to the University of Bolton Stadium. Due to the high-demand, adult tickets now start from £55 and £30 for students and under-16s.