Hull Kingston Rovers president Colin Hutton says the club is overjoyed by the award of a 2013 World Cup game at Craven Park.
International games had previously been played at the old Craven Park venue in East Hull, but the side have not hosted any matches since moving in 1988.
Robins president Colin Hutton told BBC Radio Humberside: "I think it's fantastic news for the club.
"In the history of the club we've never staged a World Cup game before."
Hutton acknowledged that the club had not been in a position to host World Cup games in the past but added: "Circumstances were not right but circumstances are perfect now and we're absolutely thrilled to bits that it's happening to us.
"In my opinion, it will be an unforgettable experience for whatever team is hosted at Craven Park because everyone will be on their side and the reception they'll get for their games there will be unbelievable."