BREAKING NEWS: Hull FC and @WiganWarriorsRL will head to New South Wales in 2018 to create history!
— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) July 26, 2017
Hull FC will take on Wigan in Australia in 2018 for the first Super League game to ever take place outside of Europe.
Date: 10 February 2018
Venue: WIN Stadium in Wollongong
A week after the game, both sides will then take on Australian opponents. Wigan will face the South Sydney Rabbitohs, whilst Hull will face St George Illawarra Dragons. Both games will be in Sydney.
If either side qualifies, it will open the door for them to take part in the World Club Challenge or Series, which starts on the 24th of February.
Shane Wane’s Wigan side have previously played in Australia, when they were defeated 36-14 by the Sydney Roosters in 2014 during the World Club Challenge, but the Warriors will be hoping for a sweeter outcome this time around.
Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan said:
“We firmly believe that the Wigan and Hull fans will be as excited about this venture as we are and we have announced early to allow fans the chance to plan their trip to Australia.”
Whilst Hull chairman Adam Pearson also spoke:
“There will be a great deal of excitement from fans of both clubs and we’re sure many will want to travel to New South Wales for such an historic occasion, support their team and help showcase all that is good about rugby league in the UK.”