Comment from Leeds City Council following New Zealand's win over Scotland at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on 15 November 2013

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive member for leisure and skills said:

“It’s been another fantastic RLWC2013 night at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, with a great win for New Zealand, who have now booked their place in the semi-finals.

“I hope that Scotland felt the warmth of the Yorkshire welcome they were given here in Leeds, and commiserations to them as they now exit the competition, but with their heads held high.

“On behalf of everyone in Leeds I want to wish the Kiwis all the very best for the rest of the tournament as they continue the defence of their world title.

“The NZ squad and coaching staff took part in lots of community events and activities whilst they were here and I want to thank them for doing so. It really helped to generate a buzz and excitement about RLWC2013 coming to Leeds, and made it a really memorable occasion for so many people.

“Over the last two years partners from across the city have worked collaboratively to deliver a memorable world cup. I would like to thank the many sporting and cultural organisations who helped to create a really special and successful event that has shown why Leeds is the best city in the UK for rugby league.”


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