Wed 25 April

RLWC2013 pulls out of Whitehaven

RLWC2013 pulls out of Whitehaven

Rugby League World Cup 2013 have announced today that the Scotland v Tonga and Scotland v Italy matches will no longer take place in Whitehaven.


As a result of decisions taken by their consortium partners, Copeland Borough Council are no longer able to guarantee the building of Pow Beck Stadium within the timeframe required by the tournament.


Sally Bolton RLWC2013 General Manager said “When selecting Copeland as a host RLWC2013’s selection committee were very supportive of the idea of building a new stadium in Whitehaven as a way of growing the game in West Cumbria.


“The fact that Copeland Borough Council's partners are no longer able to deliver that is disappointing as the area will not benefit from being part of RLWC2013, the biggest sporting event in the UK to take place after London 2012.


“As the Copeland bid was predicated on the building of a new stadium our strategy always included a robust contingency plan, which has now been put into place and we will announce the replacement venues shortly."


RLWC2013 pulls out of Whitehaven The proposed Pow Beck Stadium development in Whitehaven will no longer host Scotland's games at RLWC2013 it was announced today.


Rugby League World Cup
Sat 23 NovNew Zealand 20-18 England
Sun 17 NovSamoa 4-22 Fiji
Sat 16 NovEngland 34-6 France
Fri 15 NovNew Zealand 40-4 Scotland
Mon 11 NovFrance 6-22 Samoa
Sun 10 NovWales 24-28 Cook Islands
Sat 09 NovEngland 34-12 Fiji
Fri 08 NovNew Zealand 56-10 Papua New Guinea
Thu 07 NovScotland 22-8 USA
Tue 05 NovTonga 22-16 Cook Islands

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