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Leigh To Stage Rugby League World Cup Matches

Leigh Sports Village has been chosen as one of 21 venues for the 2021 tournament.

Three group matches will be staged at the ground while St Helens' Totally Wicked Stadium will also host three group matches.

Wigan's DW Stadium missed out. 

Leigh Sports Village tweeted their delight:

 

 

Leader of Wigan Council, Councillor David Molyneux said:

"We’re thrilled that Leigh Sports Village has been chosen to host three World Cup matches.

“Not only will this be a fantastic occasion for our residents to be involved with, but the matches will also attract visitors from across the country and the world to our borough and will prove a big boost for our local economy.

“We will make sure the grassroots of the sport benefits from the legacy of the tournament and we will ensure as many people as possible get to be a part of the tournament celebrations in 2021.

“I am extremely disappointed and I can’t understand why Wigan, the home to one of the most famous teams in the world, was not given any games to host throughout the tournament.

“I’m sure this feeling is shared among fellow Wigan residents, however, we will of course support Leigh’s fantastic achievement proudly and look forward to the games"

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