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Hull university offers facilities in rugby world cup bid

The University of Hull has offered to become a training base as part of the city's bid to host the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

It is hoped the Hull 2013: Twice the Passion bid will enable the city to host a variety of teams and games.

The university's fitness and performance analysis suites will be made available to international teams.

Hull City Council is involved in the bid which focuses on the city having two Super League teams.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Super League teams Hull KR and Hull FC are also backing the bid.

Steve Curtis, sports development manager at the university, said: "The impact of having the world cup in Hull would be huge.

"The games would attract global attention for the city but would also help to develop Hull's own ambitions of growth and regeneration."

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