Trophy arrives in Trafford to mark 200 days to go until the Rugby League World Cup kicks off

The three Rugby League World Cup trophies made a special appearance at Old Trafford this morning (Wednesday 30th March) as part a 48-hour trophies tour of the event's 18 host towns and cities.

A Rugby League showcase took place outside the stadium from 7am with community clubs across Trafford and Manchester participating.  Representatives from Salford Red Devils and Swinton Lions took part in a carousel of rugby league activities showcasing the development of women and girls’ rugby league in Manchester, joined by RLWC2021 ambassador and legend of the game Kevin Sinfield.

Tuesday 29th March marked 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 15th 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 men’s and women’s double header final at Old Trafford, 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 yesterday (Wednesday 30th March) at 07:00 in Newcastle with RLWC2021 Ambassador Jason Robinson.

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 Trafford and Manchester 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.” 

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

Posted on Wednesday 30th March 2022