Dacia has challenged Super League‘s top players to battie it out for early season supremacy.
The car brand tested the player’s mental toughness in a series of stare-offs. The rules were simple: the first player to blink twice, laugh or look away lost, physical contact was prohibited but friendly banter was warmly encouraged as each man tried to get one over their first opponents of the year.
Match-ups saw Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) take on Mitchell Dodds (Warrington Wolves), while Alex Walmsley (St Helens) battled it out with Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) and James Donaldson (Hull KR) had an entertaining bout with Luke Gale (Castleford).
Dacia has recently become Official Car Partner of the First Utility Super League, Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and Title Partner of the Dacia World Club Series. Dacia’s reputation as a robust, no-nonsense brand makes the association with the RFL the perfect fit.
Ed Preston, Dacia Communications Manager said: “The Dacia Stare-off was a great, fun way of testing the mental toughness of the players and we hope that they can transfer the focus they demonstrated in the challenge onto the pitch this season.
“We’re really excited to start our new partnership with the RFL and showcasing just why the sport and the Dacia brand are so closely linked through their shared tough, no-nonsense approach.
“We’re also going be finding new ways to connect the rugby league fans and communities to the game through our involvement as Official Car Partner of the First Utility Super League, Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and Title Partner of the Dacia World Club Series.”
Dacia Stare-off videos for each of the opening weekend’s clashes are be available on Dacia’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/daciauk