Rugby League fans are being urged to move quickly to secure their ticket for the historic world title decider between Super League champions Leeds Rhinos and NRL grand final winners Melbourne Storm as it approaches a sell out crowd.

The two most successful Rugby League clubs of the modern era meet in the 2013 World Club Challenge at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday February 22 (8.00) in a showdown which is firing the public’s imagination.
With less than 7 days to kick-off, fewer than 500 tickets remain unsold on the western terrace and supporters who have not yet purchased their ticket are advised to do so within the next few days.Kevin Sinfield

“The World Club Challenge has always been a massive occasion but the interest in this match between Super League’s best and the NRL’s premier side is scaling new heights,” said RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood.

“Leeds and Melbourne have set the standard in their respective competitions for much of the last decade and it’s clear that the prospect of being crowned world champions means everything to both clubs.

The clash is set to be a record breaking game with Leeds aiming to become the first team ever to win four world titles whilst Melbourne will be hoping to become the first NRL club to win three global challenge matches, equally the record held jointly by Leeds, Wigan and Bradford.State of MInd 201

The Storm will also equal Brisbane’s record of four World Club Challenge appearances whilst Leeds will set a new benchmark, becoming the first team to ever appear in six World Club Challenge games, surpassing Wigan on five.

“With Leeds led by England captain Kevin Sinfield and Melbourne skippered by Australia captain Cameron Smith, the stakes in a World Club Challenge match have never been higher.”

Ticket prices for standing are £23 for adults and £16 for concessions (senior citizens 65 and over, students upon production of valid ID and juniors aged 16 and under)and can be purchased by calling the Leeds Rhinos Ticket Office on 0871 423 1315 (calls are charged at 10p – calls from mobiles may vary), by visiting the ticket office at Headingley Carnegie Stadium or online at