Town looks for 2013 World Cup boost

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DONCASTER is hoping for an advantage in its bid to be a host town for the Rugby League World Cup 2013.

The team behind the bid are wanting to get more local people behind in the bid in the down time before the new season starts.

Carl Hall, chief executive of the Dons, said: “The RFL will be making the decisions regarding the Rugby League World Cup host towns in November and we want to get the support of people from the borough for our bid.

“The next two months give us a great chance to talk to new audiences about rugby as a sport and explain why bringing something as big as the Rugby League World Cup to Doncaster would be a boost to the local economy. Keep a look out for us as we get rugby out and about to businesses and the local community.”

The 2013 Rugby League World Cup will be the 14th staging of the competition. The tournament will be held in the United Kingdom and hosted by England and Wales.

New Zealand are the defending champions having defeated Australia in the 2008 final.

Julie Nichol, stadium manager at the Keepmoat Stadium said: “Doncaster is perfectly placed to be a host town and bringing World Cup Rugby to the region would be a huge coup. The stadium is a fantastic venue and sports fans.”

People can still show their support to back the bid by visiting www.backthedoncasterbid.co.uk or by tweeting using the #BackDoncaster tag.

The RFL has received two separate applications from prospective Wrexham-based clubs to enter the Co-operative Championships in 2012. One application is for a club to participate in the Co-operative Championship; the second application is from a club wishing to play in Co-operative Championship One