WIGAN MP Lisa Nandy joined rugby league legends and fellow Parliamentarians to celebrate the upcoming Rugby League World Cup.
A total of 26 games - including games in Wigan and Leigh - will be played after the tournament kicks off on October 26 at the Millennium Stadium.
The DW Stadium is hosting a quarter final on Saturday, November 16.
Speaking after the event, Ms Nandy said: “It’s terrific that another huge multi-national sporting tournament is coming to the UK only a year after the Olympics, and after hearing how well things are going in the England camp from head coach Steve McNamara, we stand a very good chance becoming world champions once again.
“As well as a national event, the Rugby League World Cup 2013 is something we in Wigan can all look forward to and take part in as we host a quarter final.”