Participating Teams – Rugby League Giants partner to create history.
Wigan Rugby League wish to acknowledge the support of fellow Super League heavyweights Hull FC and two of NRL’s most prestigious clubs, the South Sydney Rabbitohs and St George Illawarra Dragons, for their support of this initiative in partnership with the New South Wales Government.
Wigan Rugby League and Hull FC will create history for the game when we meet on February 10th 2018 for the first ever Super League game for competition points outside of Europe. Hull FC have been a very supportive partner in this programme and the Warriors look forward to working in collaboration. Hull FC have long been a destination for some of the best players in the world, with an extensive list of past and present Internationals including Parramatta Eels, and Australian great, Peter Sterling.
South Sydney Rabbitohs
One of the founding Members, South Sydney is the most successful club in the history of Australian Rugby League with 21 premierships to their name, the last of which came in 2014. It is only fitting that Wigan and South Sydney, two of the most decorated Clubs in the game, face off in the first ever Double Header fixture between Super League and NRL Clubs at ANZ Stadium on February 17th where England’s own Burgess Brothers will no doubt be eager to face off against their countrymen!
St George Illawarra Dragons
Second only to the South Sydney Rabbitohs in terms of Premierships, the St George Illawarra Dragons celebrate a rich history in the game. The home of Rugby League immortal Reg Gasnier, one of the Club’s famous names, the region also shares a close connection with Wigan with former Wigan coach John Dorahy now serving as Deputy Lord Mayor of the region, and another former Coach in Ian Millward now serving as Director of Pathways at the Dragons.