Huddersfield Giants season-ticket holders have been offered a cut-price ticket offer for Thursday’s play-off clash at Wigan.
The Warriors will knock £7 off the price of the usual matchday admission for the qualifying semi-final fixture, meaning supporters will pay just £14 for adults and £7 for concessions.
The deal is also available to Wigan season-ticket holders, which means a decent DW Stadium turn-out is on the cards.
All matchday tickets will be on sale from the John Smith’s Stadium Ticket Office from 12.30pm today, although the discounts are only available until 5pm on Wednesday.
“We’re delighted to have been able to agree a deal like this with Wigan,” said Giants marketing chief James Brammer. “By offering £7 discounts to season ticket holders it means there should be a big crowd and fantastic atmosphere on the night.”
The Giants earned the trip to second-placed Wigan by virtue of finishing third at the end of the regular season, but that doesn’t guarantee Huddersfield a place in next season’s expanded World Club Challenge in England.
Rugby League chiefs announced earlier in the year the pre-season competition will involve the top three clubs from Australia and top three from England – that top three, however, isn’t based on the top three at the end of the regular campaign.
The three to qualify will be the minor champions (St Helens) and the two Grand Finalists. If that includes Saints and not the Giants, Huddersfield could be included in the World Challenge as the highest-ranked club.
But with participation in the competition for the top three not compulsory, certain clubs may choose not to take part anyway!
Underbank completed their regular National Conference League Division III season with a massive 122-6 home triumph over Peterlee Pumas.
But with Blackbrook winning 34-4 at Eastmoor, Rangers still missed out on automatic promotion and must attempt to go up via the play-offs. They get under way when Underbank host Hindley on Saturday (2.00).
A full report and pictures of the Peterlee thrashing in Wednesday’s Examiner Sport.