CarPlan sponsor International Origin Match

The RFL is delighted to announce that the UK’s number one brand in car care products CarPlan will be the headline sponsors of the 2011 International Origin Match.

The match, which will be known as the CarPlan International Origin Match, kicks off on Friday June 10 when England will take on the Exiles, a team made up of the finest overseas stars playing in the Engage Super League, at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds kick off 8pm.

Commenting on the partnership with CarPlan, the RFL’s Directory of Marketing and Communications, Andy Hewitt, is delighted to attract a new sponsor to the sport.

“We are delighted that CarPlan have decided to become the headline sponsors of the inaugural CarPlan International Origin Match,” said Hewitt.

“This match has captured the imagination of everyone connected with Rugby League. It is a great concept that will see the cream of the best Rugby talent in the country coming together in what should be one the most fiercely contested fixtures at international level.”

Peter Schofield, Chief Executive of CarPlan, added: “We are delighted to be sponsoring such a prestigious fixture between England and Exiles.

“We see Rugby League as one of the UK’s fastest growing and most progressive sports and this partnership offers CarPlan an ideal platform to raise our profile and be associated with such a fantastic and unique concept.”

The CarPlan brand will feature on both the England and Exiles kit and will also see the brand feature at the stadium in the form of advertising boards and other brand collateral.

In a unique concept to British sport, the Exiles squad was chosen in part by the public. The fans selected 13 of the 22 squad members to face England and the remaining nine selections were made by the Exiles coach, Brian McClennan, and his assistant Terry Matterson.

Pre-purchased tickets for the CarPlan International Origin Match start from £19 for adults and £12 concessions and are available at or by contacting the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113. Tickets purchased on the day of the match start from £22 for adults and £15 for concessions.