Giants and Rhinos Stage 'Yorkshire's Main Event'

Huddersfield Giants and Leeds Rhinos have combined to challenge all Rugby League supporters to show the watching world that Rugby League is very much alive and thriving with an incredible ticket offer ahead of the game they are describing as ‘Yorkshires Main Event.’

The Tetley’s Challenge Cup 5th Round tie between Huddersfield Giants and Leeds Rhinos takes place on Saturday 11th May (kick off 2.30pm).

Tickets are on sale from 9am tomorrow until 6pm on Sunday 5th May for just £8 from both Leeds Rhinos and the Huddersfield Giants. All junior season ticket holders are free of charge (ticket required from the respective club’s ticket offices) and for any other under 16 the price is just £3.

Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis said: “I am utterly fed up of reading negativity towards Rugby League so this is everyone’s chance to show the watching country what a great game Rugby League is. We all know that the economy is tough right now so £8 gives everyone the chance to come down to the John Smith’s Stadium and show your support not only for your chosen club and also for the game at large. Both the Rhinos and the Giants are at the top of our games and the sudden death nature of the Challenge Cup means it really is a vital do or die game for both clubs. As well as Rhinos and Giants lets urge all supporters to come down in their colours and show the country that in Yorkshire the game is proud of its heritage and keen to showcase itself for its number one Cup competition. In the bigger scheme we have a World Cup at the end of the year and we see this year as being pivotal for the game and one that has the potential for great things.

Our key message is you can pre-buy your ticket for Yorkshire’s Main Event’ for just £8 (adult and concession) until Sunday 5th May at 6pm so spread the word, get buying and lets see if we can make it a day to remember.”

Leeds Chief Executive Gary Hetherington backed the cut price ticketing plan ahead of ‘Yorkshire’s Main Event’: “The game is clearly the stand out fixture of the round and having been chosen by the BBC we have a great opportunity in a superb stadium to showcase our sport and put some real buzz into the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. It’s a unique price to pre buy and both clubs should be commended for such a bold move which hopefully will be supported by a big crowd and a great occasion.”

Tickets will go on sale on Friday 26th April at 9am from Leeds Rhinos Ticket Office. The pre-purchase discount is valid from 9am on Friday 26th April until 12noon on Saturday 4th May (ticket office) or until midnight on Sunday 5th May (online). The ticket office will then be closed on Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday. The ticket office will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 7th May and tickets will available until 5pm on Friday 10th May, subject to availability. Ticket prices will then significantly increase on match day and will only be available to purchase from the Huddersfield Giants Ticket Office or on the turnstiles when the gates open for the game. The tickets will be situated in the John Smith’s Stand (unreserved seating behind the posts).

Junior season ticket holders can see this match for free! However in order to do so they must exchange their Tetley’s Challenge Cup 5th Round Final voucher before 5pm on Friday 10th May at the Leeds Rhinos Ticket Office. There will be an option to exchange voucher on match day on the gates at Huddersfield Giants however we do recommend you exchange in advance.

Tickets can be purchased either by coming along to Headingley Carnegie Stadium Ticket Sales Office, over the phone on 0871 423 1315 (calls are charged at 10 pence per minute – calls from mobiles may vary) or online at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets

Leeds Rhinos are offering travel to the Tetley’s Challenge Cup 5th Round for only £8. The coach will depart from Car Park F on St Michaels Lane at 12pm. Due to the Yorkshire CCC match, Car Parking at Headingley Carnegie for this game will be in Car Park D & E. Please note that season ticket holder free travel vouchers are NOT valid for this match.

To book your tickets and travel for this game please call 0871 423 1315 (calls are charged at 10 pence per minute), by coming down to Headingley Carnegie Stadium Ticket Office or online at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets