Plusnet log on as Four Nations partners

Date published: Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The RFL has agreed a deal with telecommunications company Plusnet that will see the internet provider become the official broadband partner of the 2011 Gillette Four Nations.
The partnership will see leading England players feature in Plusnet’s creative marketing campaign both before and during the tournament, which also involves Wales, Australia and world champions, New Zealand.
To mark its first international sporting partnership, the Sheffield-based company will today, (Monday August 22), offer new customers a pair of tickets to a Four Nations game of their choice, up to a value of £90, and a month’s free broadband when they sign-up to 12 months broadband and home phone.  Further details can be found at www.plus.net/fournations
“I am delighted to confirm that Plusnet has agreed to become a partner of the 2011 Gillette Four Nations and am looking forward to working closely with them Plusnet over the coming months,” said the RFL’s Commercial Director Paul Kimberley.
“Our partnership will see Plusnet’s branding feature prominently at all the Four Nations fixtures, including the eagerly-anticipated double-header at Wembley Stadium on Saturday November 5, and become heavily involved with some proactive promotion involving our England stars.
“Plusnet has quickly established itself as a company with clear customer-led focus making it a perfect fit with Rugby League’s own philosophies.”
Plusnet has recently been named a recommended provided by Which? magazine and won the uSwitch 2011 Best Customer Service Award.  It is currently running a successful high profile television advertising campaign.
Nick Rawlings, Plusnet’s Commercial and Marketing Director, said: “This is a great opportunity for Plusnet to make its international debut in sporting sponsorship.
“We will be utilising the deal in a number of ways to reward both new and existing customers.”
The RFL has experienced strong demands for tickets for the 2011 Gillette Four Nations, which kicks off at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington on Friday October 28 (8.00) with a match between New Zealand and Australia.
On Saturday October 29, England start their campaign when they take on Wales at Leigh Sports Village (2.30pm) with tickets priced at only £10 Adults and £5 concessions.
The tournament moves to Wembley Stadium on Saturday November 5 when Wales face New Zealand at 1.00pm before England clash with Australia at 3.30pm.
England’s remaining game against New Zealand will be played at the KC Stadium in Hull on Saturday November 12 (6.00pm) and tickets are priced from £20 adult and £10 concession.
Wales will play Australia in their final group fixture at The Racecourse Ground in Wrexham on Sunday November 13 and fans will be able to attend the game for £10 adult and £5 concessions.
The 2011 Gillette Four Nations final will be played at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday November 19 (6.00pm) and tickets are priced from £20 Adult and £10 concession.
Tickets for the 2011 Gillette Four Nations can be purchased by calling 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk