2013-02-27 16:06:30 - The Head Coach of the Australia Rugby League Team today (Wednesday, 27 February 2013) visited Thomond Park, the venue for his side’s 2013 Rugby League World Cup clash with Ireland this November.
Tim Sheens, who has managed the Kangaroos since 2009, visited Limerick to meet with stadium officials and members of the Press ahead of the Group A clash on Saturday, 9 November 2013.
An expected global TV audience of over 20 million is expected to tune into see Ireland take on the tournament favourites, who have won the competition more times than any other country. Ireland’s other Group opponents will be England and Fiji.
Shannon Development and the Shannon Region Conference & Sports Bureau teamed up with Rugby League Ireland and Thomond Park in July 2011 to launch a successful bid for Limerick’s right to host the 14th staging of the World Cup. The home of Munster Rugby will be the only Irish
venue to host a match in this year's tournament, which is taking place across Wales and England. Other host venues include Wembley Stadium in London, Old Trafford in Manchester and The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
The 2013 tournament will be contested by fourteen teams including Ireland, Australia, England, New Zealand, Samoa, Wales, Fiji, France, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Tonga, Cook Islands, Italy and the United States. New Zealand are the defending champions, having defeated Australia in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup final.
Today’s visit by Tim Sheens was organised by Shannon Development, Shannon Region Conference & Sports Bureau, Thomond Park and Rugby League Ireland.
Further details on the 2013 Rugby League World Cup are available from www.rlwc2013.com. Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie.
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