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MatchPoint appointed Official Hospitality Partner

3.30pm, Monday 24 October 2016


The Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) has announced the establishment of “RLWC2017 Hospitality” for the tournament which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, plus three pool matches in Papua New Guinea, from 27 October to 2 December 2017.

MatchPoint, international corporate hospitality specialist with a rich history in major sporting events, has been appointed the tournament’s Official Hospitality Partner for Rugby League’s pinnacle international event.

The tournament’s hospitality program – RLWC2017 Hospitality – will be offered across the 13 host venues and at all 28 games.

Rohan Sawyer, General Manager Commercial and Marketing RLWC2017 said: “We are delighted to be partnering with MatchPoint for next year’s Rugby League World Cup and look forward to delivering individuals, groups and corporate clients alike, a diverse range of hospitality packages across all venues.

“The Rugby League World Cup will be the biggest sporting event in the region during 2017 and in partnership with MatchPoint, we will deliver a world-class hospitality experience that is reflective of the sport’s marquee international event.”

MatchPoint, who has offices in Europe and Australasia, is well-known through the world of Rugby League having provided corporate hospitality at events such as State of Origin, the NRL Grand Final and previous Rugby League World Cups.

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Neil Cunningham, Group MD MatchPoint said: “This is a great event, and a great opportunity to entertain clients, colleagues and friends in many different ways at all 13 venues. Not many events span a region from Perth Western Australia, Darwin in the Northern Territory, Port Moresby PNG, North and South Islands of New Zealand, as well as Australia’s Pacific Coast. There is something for everyone and the hospitality program reflects that. We are delighted to be working on this event.”

RLWC2017 Hospitality goes on sale tomorrow, Tuesday 25 October 2016, for more information

An estimated 450,000 fans to attend the Rugby League World Cup 2017 which would be a tournament record. With 11 teams already confirmed, the final three teams will come from the European Qualifying Tournament currently being contested.

To view the Rugby League World Cup 2017 Tournament Draw, go to
Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Thursday, 27 October 2016.


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