WORLD CUP MASCOTS
Rugby League World Cup 2013 has finalized the design of the brand new tournament mascots.
Finished designs of ‘Grubber’ and ‘Steed’ have been chosen from over 1,000 entries from the UK and France. They were designed by three children representing host cities.
Rugby League World Cup 2013 General Manager, Sally Bolton said: “To have young fans involved in the creation of our mascot was important for us. This was to make sure that we really had something that 6-12 year old fans could really engage with.
"Grubber and Steed will be a big part of RLWC2013 and will bring new young fans and families to the tournament and thereby also help with our legacy commitments.”
Grubber is a large bear character. He has a cheeky Rugby League ball shaped side-kick called Steed. Grubber wears a shirt which has the logos of the 14 competing nations on and will be there cheering on every team during the tournament.