Show your passion to win Rugby League World Cup tickets
RIVAL rugby clubs and fans joined forces to bring the world cup to Hull by showing their passion for the sport.
Now, supporters are being given a chance to win a pair of tickets to see England take on Fiji at the KC Stadium on Saturday, November 9.
Launched in conjunction with the Mail, fans are being asked to pose for a photograph with the "Why We Want To Be There" photo prop and give their reasons about why they will be at the world cup.
The competition is being launched tomorrow. All fans have to do is send a picture in of themselves showing their passion for rugby league with a caption of why they want to be there via Twitter @hull2013 with the hashtag #BeThereHull or on Facebook Hull 2013: Twice The Passion.
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Danny Houghton, of Hull FC, was the England Knights captain last season.
He said: "Having the Rugby League World Cup come to Hull is massive for the city and it's something that I hope the supporters of both Hull FC and Hull KR get behind.
"The two sets of fans are very passionate about rugby league and bringing the World Cup to Hull is no more than they deserve. It's a great opportunity to see some of the best players in the world on our own doorstep.
"As a player now, it's something I really want to part of and I'd love to run out at the KC Stadium in an England shirt to take on Fiji. It would be a very special moment.
"Like every other English player in Super League, I'll be working as hard as I can to push for selection."
Picture ideas include trying to get snapped with your favourite player or with your rugby-mad friends or family.
Fans will also get the chance to use the rugby league We Want To Be There photo prop at various Hull KR and Hull FC games.
Josh Hodgson, of Hull KR, said: "It's a good idea to promote the sport. Everyone knows how big rugby league is here and how passionate the supporters are."
There are just over eight months to go until the start of the world cup, which will see games played at Craven Park and the KC Stadium, and the area used as a base for France and Papua New Guinea.
Councillor Terry Geraghty, Hull City Council's portfolio holder for leisure and tourism, said: "The competition is going to put the city on the world map.
"I also hope it will inspire people to take up sport.
"During the world cup there will be a feel-good factor and I hope the fans will get behind the teams staying here."
The competition will close at 5pm on Easter Sunday, with the winner announced in early April.