Rugby League stars from across the globe have landed in Salford to kick off the World Cup countdown.
The tournament starts on this day next year and, to mark the fact, players from the competing nations came face to face today at Media City.
Tickets went on general sale this morning, with Wigan, Warrington, St Helens, Rochdale, Leigh and Old Trafford among the match day venues.
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