RUGBY League World Cup 2013 today secured the support of one of the UK’s best loved on-screen duos, as tournament mascot Grubber invited new friends Wallace and Gromit to take a closer look at the Rugby League World Cup trophy.
The famous trophy is in Bristol this week, greeting rugby league fans and members of the public ahead of the showdown between USA Tomahawks and the Cook Islands at Bristol’s Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, 30 October.
Absent-minded inventor Wallace and his trusty canine companion Gromit have delighted audiences at the cinema and in the home for more than 20 years.
Four shorts, a feature film – several malfunctioning inventions – and a host of awards later, the stop-motion superstars took time out of their busy schedules to welcome the trophy to Bristol and join in with the countdown to the tournament, which gets underway with a spectacular Opening Ceremony and double header of matches at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 26 October.
Australia and New Zealand are set to play a number of matches in the RLWC, with Australia finding itself in Pool A against England, Fiji and Ireland. The first match following the opening ceremony is between Australia and England in Cardiff on 26 October.
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