Leigh rugby fans adopt Tonga for the Rugby League World Cup
10:27am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in NW
LEIGH rugby league fans are being urged to root for Tonga in the Rugby League World Cup.
The Tongan’s are based in Leigh and preparing for their tournament opener with Cook Islands in a match that will be staged at Leigh Sports Village stadium on November 5 a fitting date for a game that promises to be a real firecracker!
Tomorrow night fans can get a preview of what’s to come when rugby league specialist publisher Phil Caplan, co-director of Scratching Shed Publishing, hosts a fascinating RLWC-themed event at Leigh Library.
A panel of experts will be discussing what’s in store and telling Leigh RL fans why they should adopt Tonga as their second team.
The panel includes Tony Hannan, the journalist and broadcaster who is also co-director of Scratching Shed. Andy Hampson, author of Mr Rugby Leigh - The Tommy Sale story, rugby historian and author Mike Latham and the Daily Mail’s rugby league correspondent Neil Barraclough.
The Talking Balls is at Leigh Library Derby Room at 7pm on Thursday, October 24. Tickets are free, but to book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01942 404404.
School pupils will get their chance to meet the Tongans when they visit Leigh CE Junior School on Friday.
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