Don Foster MP


Rugby League World Cup visits Parliament

November 1, 2023 by Don Foster MP in Don in Parliament, News

As part of the year-to-go celebrations for the Rugby League World Cup 2013, the world cup trophy visited the Houses of Parliament on 31st October.

Sitting in front of newly-named Elizabeth Tower, MPs had the opportunity to see and hold the cup, as well as discuss the tournament with the RLWC2013 team.

The tournament, the first major international sports event after the Olympic Games, kicks-off on 26th October with England playing Australia at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. Group games will take place across 20 different venues in England and Wales with a semi-final double header at Wembley stadium, culminating in the final at Old Trafford.

Don Foster took the time to hold the trophy, saying afterwards,“It is fantastic that we have so many sporting events taking place in Britain over the next few years. As the first after London 2012, the Rugby League World Cup 2013 has a great opportunity to showcase British sporting talent and put on a fantastic tournament.

“We saw the power of sport during the Olympics, and it seems that hasn’t left us. I wish the players, coaches, organisers and volunteers the best of luck as they put on what I am sure will be an outstanding spectacle of international sport.”

More information about the RLWC2013, including all fixture details and how to purchase tickets, is available online at