Rugby League World Cup 2013 games for Wrexham and Neath

image captionWrexham will also be a team base during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup

Wrexham and Neath will host matches during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, it has been announced.

Wrexham's Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium will host a group match and a quarter-final, and will also be a team base and training venue.

Neath RFC's Gnoll stadium will host a group match.

It follows an invitation from the Rugby Football League for venues to tender for selection for the tournament, which will be staged in England and Wales.

In England, venues include Warrington, Wigan, Salford, Widnes, Bristol and Leeds.

Venues for the opening ceremony and final stages are yet to be announced.

To celebrate Wrexham's selection, a mini-tournament and rugby league skills session for local schools will be held at the Racecourse on Monday.

The ground is home to Wrexham FC, and the North Wales Crusaders, who on Saturday unveiled an initial "squad" made up of fans, to fulfil Rugby Football League requirements.

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