March 29th sees the 200 days to go until the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) makes a real impact across the nation when England take on Samoa in the tournament’s opening fixture at St James’ Park, Newcastle on 15th October 2022.
To commemorate the milestone , the tournament is undertaking a 48-hour trophies tour of the 18 host towns and cities in celebration of a 48-hour ticket upgrade offer. The offer will allow fans to buy a Category C ticket for the Emirates Stadium fixture and be upgraded to Category B.
The tour started in Newcastle with RLWC2021 ambassador Jason Robinson plus local names, and culminated at the Emirates Stadium, London on Wednesday 30th March with Arsenal and England football legend, Ray Parlour, that GamePlan contracted for this appearance.
The Emirates Stadium will host a men’s semi-final and it will be the first non-football match to be played at the venue. If England make the semi-final stage, as is anticipated, they will play in the match. They are likely to face Tonga, however, they could also face Wales, Papua New Guinea or Cook Islands. The venue has had rugby league posts installed in preparation for the game on Saturday 12th November, 2022, kick-off 1430.
Ray undertook a batch of interviews and photography to assist with making a splash.