World Club Challenge sold out

Date published: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

THE 2013 World Club Challenge will be played in front of a capacity crowd at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday night after the last remaining tickets for the showdown between Super League champions Leeds Rhinos and NRL Grand Final winners Melbourne Storm were snapped up.

All 20,400 tickets were sold as fans flocked to secure their place for the fixture between the two most successful Rugby League clubs of the modern era.

“It’s going to be a night to remember for every Rugby League supporter and I’m sure the atmosphere at Headingley Carnegie Stadium will be one that everyone at the game will remember for a long time to come,” said RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood.

“I would like to congratulate everyone concerned for their efforts in selling every single ticket and wish both clubs the best of luck on Friday night.

“With strong demand for tickets for the Rugby League World Cup, which takes place in England and Wales at the end of the year, this news provides more evidence of the need for fans to purchase in advance to secure their seat at the biggest games.”

Olympic medallists Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, two of sport’s most famous siblings, will be guests of honour at the game.

Alistair won triathalon gold at London 2012 when younger brother Jonathan claimed bronze in a famous summer for British sport.

Supporters who were unable to purchase a ticket for the 2013 World Club Challenge can still watch the historic action unfold as it happens live and exclusively on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD from 7.30pm on Friday (8.00pm ko).