Events to Look out for at Barlow Park in Belfast
Barlow Park is the venue for major rugby league games, premier football and multi sporting events. It is capable of hosting national and international events with a capacity to fit 15,000 people. Barlow Park prides its world class facilities from grassed field athletics track with IAAF standard to long jump pits, grandstand, corporate boxes and amenities blocks, just only 2 minutes away from the city centre. It is set with a backdrop of tropical scenery, and is also a short distance from the world’s famous Great Barrier Reef.
This year, the pinnacle event in international rugby league featuring the finest rugby league players across the globe will be playing in the stadiums of New Zealand, United Kingdom and Papua New Guinea territory. There are 14 teams playing against each other, 28 games in total and scheduled for five weeks, all are hopeful to be crowned as Rugby League World Cup winners and to raise up high the Paul Barrière Trophy in 2017.
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Here are some of the games in Rugby League World Cup scheduled to be played at Barlow Park, Belfast.
Ireland vs Italy
The Italian Azzurri team has qualified for the second time to play in the Rugby League World Cup 2017, they will be facing the Ireland Wolfhounds who will playing in their fourth consecutive appearance.
Although the Italian team are considered as a relative newcomer to Rugby League, they have been playing the rugby code since 1930’s.
The match is scheduled on Sunday, 29th October at 2 pm. Buy your tickets now for this match.
Scotland vs Tonga
The Mate Ma’a Tonga sealed their spot to be qualified after winning 28-8 against the Cook Islands in the Asia-Pacific Rugby League playoff. It will be their 2nd time to join the World Cup League after their first in 1986, they will be playing against a tough team to beat in the Scotland Bravehearts who will be in their fourth consecutive Rugby League World Cup appearance this season.
This game is set on Sunday, 29th October at 4:15 pm.
Samoa vs Scotland
The Toa Samoa first debut appearance in the Rugby League World Cup was back in 1995. This will be their second time to play in the World Cup and expectations will be high to the Samoans. Their first match will be played against Scotland Bravehearts who are a familiar team and play consecutively in the Rugby League and also one of the contenders to compete for the crown every time.
The schedule of this event will be on Saturday, 11th November at 5 pm. Tickets are now on sale for this event.
Buy your tickets soon to watch and root for your favourite teams playing live in the stadiums of Belfast.
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