World Cup Gets Royal Seal of Approval

World Cup Gets Royal Seal of Approval

Players and representatives from all 14 nations competing in Rugby League World Cup 2013 (RLWC2013) gained royal support this week as they met with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Clarence House.

HRH The Prince of Wales welcomed RLWC2013 Tournament Director Nigel Wood and RLWC2013 General Manager Sally Bolton along with representatives of all 14 nations including Australian captain Cameron Smith, England forward Sam Burgess and Wigan and Wales International Ben Flower.

RLWC2013 will be only the eighth major sporting world cup ever to be held in the UK. Following on from the huge success of London 2012 this is the global sporting event of 2013 and will see 14 nations including reigning champions New Zealand along with co-hosts England and Wales; Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Fiji, Tonga, Italy, USA, Cook Islands, France, Samoa and Papua New Guinea compete for the RLWC2013 trophy.

Names L-R for the team representatives in image:
Fiji - Petero Civoniceva
USA - Curtis Cunz
PNG - Michael Marum
Ireland - Matthew Hadden
Italy - Gioele Celerino
Scotland - Andrew Henderson
HRH The Prince of Wales
England - Sam Burgess
Wales - Ben Flower
Tonga - Sydney Havea
Samoa - Teofilo Lepou
Australia - Cameron Smith

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