Fiji-Australia match tickets selling fast

Ilaitia Vuata, left, takes a group selfi e with Fiji Bati rep Pio Seci, Jovilisi Nagatalevu and Amenatave Bakabaka during the Rugby League World Cup Road Show at the Extra Supermarket in Laucala Beach on Tuesday. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

Fiji’s Rugby League World Cup match against Australia is turning out to be a much-anticipated clash with organisers confirming that fewer than 150 seats remain for sale.

The October 15 RLWC opening day clash will be held at Headingley Stadium which has a seating capacity for 19,500 spectators.

Organisers say there are limited category A tickets that remain on sale, with the seated areas in the East Stand and North Stand now sold out.

The match will be a repeat of the RLWC 2017 semi-final fixture between Australia and Fiji.

With stars such as Cameron Munster, James Tedesco and Maika Sivo expected, fans have rushed to secure their seats to see some of the world’s best in action at the Yorkshire venue.

“The supporters in Leeds have recognised what a huge match this will be and are buying early, in large numbers,” RLWC2021 revenue director Mick Hogan said.

“We expect to sell out of general admission seats very soon and it is also really encouraging to see the terrace areas starting to fill.

“Some of the world’s greatest players will be be representing their nation, and many of the stars won’t have been seen before in an international shirt in this country.

“We would urge fans not to miss out on what will be an incredible evening of World Cup rugby league in Leeds.” Organisers said Once the remaining general admission seats sell out, the only way to secure a seat for the hotly anticipated fixture will be to purchase a premium seat or a hospitality package through RLWC2021 or Leeds Rhinos directly. The opening day of the tournament will also see England take on Samoa in Newcastle.

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