Hull bid moves forward for 2013 Rugby League World Cup

Nigel Wood
The RFL's Nigel Wood recognises the passion of Hull rugby league fans

Hull's bid to host matches at the 2013 World Cup has received a major boost, according to Rugby Football League chief executive Nigel Wood.

His comments come after a near sell-out crowd at the KC Stadium for England's victory over New Zealand.

Wood told BBC Look North: "There are two fine clubs in the city and we have a deadline to work to.

"I think it would be a major surprise if there isn't something of the World Cup in 2013."

The city's plan is to host matches at Hull Kingston Rovers' Craven Park ground with a major game, such as a semi-final, at the KC Stadium.

The KC Stadium is also earmarked for the Exiles game between England and the best of Super League's overseas players in 2012.

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