Former St Helens winger with amazing gesture as ticket price debate rages on

There’s been plenty of talk surrounding the ticket prices in the Rugby League World Cup.

With only five games attracting grounds in excess of five figures with two of them being England’s first two games of the tournament and another two being Australia’s, many have questioned the ticket prices.

This argument came into full force when only 5,000 fans went to see New Zealand’s – the number one ranked side in the world at present – at the Halliwell Jones which was 10,000 less than their first game at the same ground in the 2013 tournament.

Since this, Chief Executive Jon Dutton has defended the prices noting that they are comparable with Super League prices and a fraction of the price of other World Cups.

However, people continue to make the argument that they are too expensive when the country is gripped by a cost of living crisis.

One of those is former St Helens man Jamie Foster who has come up with a lovely gesture offering to pay for a family of four to go to the World Cup Final at Old Trafford.

He took to Twitter to say: “I’ve decided to pay for a family of 4 to go and watch the RL world Cup final. After all this talk on ticket prices I thought it was only right. It will be 2 adults and 2 u’16’s. Write me a short message about your family and why you’d love to go? Thank you.”

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