RLWC executive apologizes at opening ceremony

Rugby League World Cup bosses have apologized to Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson after he was forced to try and keep the St James Park crowd entertained during the tournament’s opening ceremony.

Hoping to sing one of his band’s hits, Wilson sprinted up and down the touchline just to lift the mood.

The much-anticipated opener kicked off more than ten minutes late, prompting ex-England international John Wilkin to complain to the BBC. it’s not. “

“RLWC2021 sincerely apologizes for the interruption of the tournament welcome, which was severely affected by a technical failure,” read a statement from the organizers, which read England’s 60-6 win to captivate the home crowd. I made it up.

“While it wasn’t the start we were hoping for, I would like to thank the fans for their patience and for continuing to congratulate the team and the tournament.”

Tournament CEO John Dutton added:

Before the tragic accident, Rob Burrow launched a welcome event in Newcastle to get the tournament off to an impressive start.

The former Leeds and England halfback, who is battling motor neuron disease, was given an enthusiastic reception by a crowd of 43,000.

He stood with his parents, Jeff and Eileen, in the main stands at St. James’ Park to watch a parade of flags representing all 32 teams in men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions.

After the Kaiser Chiefs headlined the pitch and performed their hit “Oh My God”, former England captain Kevin Sinfield and dual-chord international Jason Robinson brought out the Paul Barrière Trophy on 19 November.

RLWC executive apologizes at opening ceremony

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