Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Rugby League Four Nations 2011 Venues Set at Last

After much toing and indeed froing the Rugby Football League have managed to secure agreement to stage the entire second round of the Four Nations 2011 at Wembley. They've even managed to set the dates and venues of the other rounds at less salubrious surroundings.

The RFL have taken a calculated risk in hiring the 90,000 capacity stadium in London, traditional venue of the Challenge Cup Final, but have made a seemingly good start. Until July 22nd tickets behind the sticks are available for a tenner to all and sundry. Initial reaction from fans suggests this is succeeding in attracting casual fans and friends of fans.

So despite a seeming blasé approach to promoting the international calendar for this year the RFL seemed to have pulled this one out of the bag with a brave decision backed up by a more cautious to the other fixtures. With the Rugby League World Cup due to be staged in England and Wales in 2013 this tournament is a crucial sign of how venues will be set. With bids from places as far south as Bristol the turn out this year at Wembley will be crucial.

For myself: ten pound ticket happily purchased on the first available opportunity and going by the online queue I clearly wasn't the only one. It's all up to the fans now.


  1. Rugby League Four Nations schedule, dates, results, teams and players list here.
    Four Nations Rugby League 2011 Schedule

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