RLWC2013 Hosts & Nations

Perpignan, France

Stade Gilbert Brutus, Stade Gilbert Brutus - Avenue de l'aƩrodrome - 66 000 Perpignan,

Stade Gilbert Brutus

Matches at Stade Gilbert Brutus - Group B

Mon Nov 11 KO: 8:00pm



Perpignan (Perpinyà in catalan) is the capital of the department of Pyrénées-Orientales, the Northern Catalonia part of France and is situated about 15km from the sea. Perpignan is home to about 100 000 people, and has two rivers flowing through it; with the Têt to the north, and the Basse through the centre.




Palace Of The Kings Of Mallorca

Former residence of the Kings of Majorca (13th-14th centuries) and located at the heart of the citadel, this palace is one of the testimonies of mediaeval, civilian and military architecture of the South of France. www.perpignantourisme.com




40 km long sandy beaches, 20 km of unbelievably beautiful rocky coves, fishing ports and marinas ... Argeles-sur-Mer, Colioure, ... Sport lovers will alternate boating activities according to their desires and choose to experience high sensations or simply escape...www.tourisme-pyreneesorientales.com





Discover Le Perthus (30 km of Perpignan), Center of permanent purchases open 365 days.

Commerce specialized to its service: handicrafts, perfumery, articles of gift, clothes, jewellery stores, diet, meat market and cooked pork specialized, salon, bakery, lingerie and large opportunities, 60,000 m2 commercial surface, great variety of restaurants, typical kitchen and specialized. www.leperthus.com


A brief bit of history...


Rugby league has been played in France since 1934. As with rugby union, it was introduced by the English and the heartland of the game is the south of the country. Rugby league is most popular in the south of France and France has one Super League team, Catalans Dragons.


National Rugby

The French national rugby league team are often nicknamed les Chanteclairs, after the cockerel which is the emblem of the team, or as les Tricolores. They have competed in every World Cup and European Nations Cup, as well as playing in other tournaments such the Victory Cup.


Did you know:  France was the driving force behind the establishment of the Rugby League World Cup following the war. The first Rugby League World Cup was held in France in 1954, the Final at Parc des Princes was narrowly lost by France 12-16 to a young, underdog Great Britain. France played major international series against Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand. The 1951 and 1955 French tours of Australia, in which the French won both Test series 2-1, are still regarded as two of the strongest sides ever to tour Australia.





For more info on the France and the Rugby League Team click here to view the team page



For more info on the Samoa and the Rugby League Team click here to view the team page

AreaAdults (Early)Concessions
Cat 1 16.00  
Cat 2 21.00  
Cat 3 26.00  

To buy tickets online click here

For help or group bookings call: 0844 847 2013 option 3

  • Car
  • Bus
  • Train

By Car


Autoroute A9, from north (France) and south (Spain)


By Bus

Eurolines : 04 68 34 11 46 - 10, avenue du Général de Gaulle (close to the railway station); www.eurolines.fr


By Train


Perpignan is served by the TGV and the IdTGV.


Perpignan-Paris is around 5 hours and the journey from Perpignan-Barcelona is 1 hour.

Also contact tourist information on click here

For accomodation ideas visit the Perpignan Tourism site.