Hertz signs on as Rugby League World Cup sponsor

Hertz signs on as Rugby League World Cup sponsor

The Hertz Corporation has signed with Rugby League World Cup 2013 as their Official Vehicle Hire Supplier, offering Middle East based rugby league fans a ten per cent discount on Hertz car rentals during the one month global tournament.

The world’s largest general car use brand will provide a fleet of cars to carry players and officials between the tournament’s matches and vans for moving equipment such as players’ kit. 

Additionally, a specially branded Hertz van will transport the iconic Rugby League World Cup trophy as it visits clubs, schools and landmarks in all of RLWC2013’s host communities in the months running up to the competition.

The RLWC2013 Hertz van has been launched today with the help of international players Lee Briers, Tyrone McCarthy, Richie Myler and Ben Westwood.

Michel Taride, president of Hertz International, said: “We’re hugely excited to be working in partnership with RLWC2013 as Official Vehicle Hire Supplier.

“Pairing with such a dynamic and well-respected international organization was a natural choice for us.

“As well as providing a fleet of cars and vans for players and officials, Hertz will be supplying a special trophy vehicle to make sure the all-important cup travels in style too.”

To celebrate the new partnership, Hertz and RLWC2103 are offering ticket holders a ten per cent discount off basic car rental for all car groups booked in the UK between now and November 30th, 2013 for hire during the fixtures, which run from October 26th to November 30th, 2013.

RLWC2013 commercial manager, Rob Singleton, added: “We’re really pleased to have Hertz on board as the Official Vehicle Hire Supplier of RLWC2013.

“With 14 nations playing at 21 venues the vehicles that Hertz will provide us with will effectively keep the tournament running.

“It’s great news too that the partnership starts right away with the specially-designed Trophy Tour vehicle hitting the road to take the Rugby League World Cup trophy across the UK.”