News. Rugby League World Cup 2021 teams up with Wor Flags to produce iconic display at tournament opener

04 Oct 22

Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) have joined forces with Wor Flags to produce one of their spectacular fan experiences at St. James' Park for the opening fixture of the tournament on Saturday, 15th October

The popular fan group have been creating unique displays at St. James' Park for a number of years, giving fans an incredible experience at the stadium and creating an unrivalled atmosphere.

Ahead of the opening fixture of RLWC2021, which will see England men take on Samoa, Wor Flags will be producing a number of displays as the tournament kicks off in style.

To welcome the teams out onto the pitch, the famous Gallowgate End will see the England flag created by fans holding up foil before kick-off, with the lower tier of the Leazes stand similarly creating the Samoa flag in a display that will be seen by millions all over the world.

Giant waver flags will be produced for each of the 32 teams involved in the three tournaments, showcasing the diversity of culture that the nation will see in throughout the tournament. Wor Flags will also add some of their displays that feature iconic North East imagery and icons.

RLWC2021 Revenue Director Mick Hogan said: "We've seen the incredible displays that Wor Flags have produced at St. James' Park in the past, so we're absolutely thrilled that they are on board to help make our opening day even more special. We're delighted that we can contribute to the group that will allow them to increase their support of the club.

"It's going to be an unbelievable atmosphere as we launch the tournament and one not to be missed."

Wor Flags representative Jordan Robinson added: "We can't wait to be part of a huge Geordie welcome to the Rugby League World Cup. Our displays always make a big impact whenever Newcastle United play and we are sure it will be the same for England v Samoa.

"We are asking for a few more volunteers from the Toon faithful to help out on the day waving the flags. They will get to watch a World Cup right here at St. James' Park and be part of history.

"Thanks to the generous donation from RLWC2021 we will be able to produce even more flags post-tournament, ensuring a real legacy for our fans."

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