The Wombats to entertain Super League Grand Final crowd
8 October 2009 15:45pm
By John Ledger
The Wombats will perform before kick off on Saturday
Top Indie rock band The Wombats will headline the pre-match entertainment at the 2009 engage Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford, Manchester, on Saturday October 10.
The Liverpool-based trio, who were last year named 'Best Dancefloor Fillers' at the prestigious NME Awards, will perform hits from their best-selling album A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation.
Appearing alongside The Wombats will be All Angels, the best-selling classical-pop crossover group who are fresh from supporting soprano Katherine Jenkins on her UK tour.
The Wombats will be playing their biggest gig since they played at Wembley Stadium in August before the FA Community Shield between Manchester United and Chelsea.
Their hits include Let's Dance To Joy Division and Moving To New York and the RFL's Marketing Manager Phil Williams is confident The Wombats will prove to be a massive hit with the Grand Final crowd.
"Some fantastic bands have performed at Old Trafford on engage Super League Grand Final night and I'm sure The Wombats will have the stadium rocking just like Scouting For Girls, Madness and Deacon Blue did," said Williams.
"All Angels will perfectly complement both The Wombats and the occasion. Their rendition of the Grand Final anthem Jerusalem is certain to be a highlight of the evening."
Tickets for the 2009 engage Super League Grand Final between Leeds Rhinos and St Helens at Old Trafford on Saturday October 10 are priced from £21 and can be purchased by calling the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 11 13, by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk or by texting super to 80808 on an internet-enabled mobile telephone.
Whilst the Cricket Test match is on this weekend, the Leeds Rugby Store will be open for both the general public using the access door from St Michael's Lane and also for customers who are attending the Test match.
Festival of World Cups organisers have announced that tickets for the Police, Women's and Student Rugby League World Cup Finals have gone on sale, with the three events taking place at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Sunday July 14.
Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott said crucial mistakes had cost his side following their defeat to St Helens. Speaking after the game he said: "We were in command but that was never the game so early. I was never feeling comfortable at 16-0. I'm not sat scratching my head wondering how we lost. We missed too many soft tackles at crucial times and it gave them a bit of momentum. Take away a couple of blunders near our try-line and it's more of a tighter scoreline."