David Hanson, the Labour Party MP for Delyn in North Wales, has called on the UK Government to officially congratulate Wales for reaching the finals of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
The exact wording of the motion is “That this House congratulates the Wales Rugby League team, along with England, Scotland and Ireland, on qualifying for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup to be held in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea in October and November 2017; and calls on the Government to support the team to raise awareness of rugby league and its importance in Wales.”
The proposal has already attracted support from a number of Welsh MPs.
Speaking via his Twitter account, Hanson said: “Pleased to have tabled this motion with North Wales colleagues following discussion with Bob Wilson.”
Wilson has been team manager of the Welsh national side for the past four seasons.
Wales begin their World Cup campaign on October 28th 2017 when they face Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby. They take the short flight south to Townsville for their second game on November 5th to take on Fiji before travelling west to face Ireland in Perth on November 12th in the last of their group games.
More information about travel packages will be posted soon at www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk.