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Confirmed: Wigan Warriors to host Warrington Wolves in Las Vegas

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After weeks and months of rumours, it has been confirmed that Wigan Warriors will host Warrington Wolves in Las Vegas as part of the NRL’s season launch for 2025 in the City of Sin.

The news has been confirmed by both teams with the NRL having made their Las Vegas schedule announcement this morning.

Reports last week suggested that an announcement would come soon and that was further confirmed by Sky Sports’ Jenna Brooks on Friday night’s Super League coverage of Warrington’s win over Huddersfield Giants.

It is now official though with all six clubs that are partaking having released statements confirming the details of the game as an epic day of Rugby League is announced.

Four NRL sides will do battle, two Super League sides in the rematch of the Challenge Cup Final and England Women will take on World Champions Australia as well.

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Wigan Warriors to host Warrington Wolves as Super League heads to Las Vegas

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Wigan Warriors confirmed that they would be taking part in the epic event as they released a statement that confirmed exactly when they will be playing with the game being broadcast in a UK-friendly time slot.

The club shared: “Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves will make history when they compete in a Betfred Super League fixture in Las Vegas, Nevada at the domed Allegiant Stadium in Nevada, which has a capacity of 65,000 and is home to NFL franchise the Las Vegas Raiders.”

They then confirmed that it will be allotted as a home game meaning that they have forfeited one of their games at The Brick Community Stadium with the match set to take place in Round Three of Super League on Saturday 1st March.

It will have a UK kick-off time of 9:30 pm, which will mean it is the curtain-raiser for the event and kick off at 1.30 pm local time and 8:30 am in Australia.

Wigan Warriors continued by explaining: “The two rivals will become the first teams to play a Super League fixture in the United States. Wigan and Warrington famously played a friendly at Milwaukee’s County Stadium 35 years ago in front of 17,000 supporters, which Wigan won 12-5.

“The trip will be complemented by a series of events in ‘the city that never sleeps’ that will ensure any travelling fan of any team will create memories for a lifetime.

“The game will form part of the NRL’s Las Vegas extravaganza and is the second year that rugby league has been played in the city following on from last year’s inaugural event which featured a double header of NRL action featuring South Sydney, Brisbane, Manly and the Sydney Roosters and which drew in a crowd of over 40,000.

“NRL sides Penrith Panthers, New Zealand Warriors, Canberra Raiders and Cronulla Sharks will also compete in the 2025 event along with England and Australia Women who will feature in a Test match between the two nations.”

Las Vegas Schedule for 2025

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The four games confirmed to take place in Las Vegas can be seen below with their local, Australian and UK time slots also noted.

– Game 1: Super League – Wigan v Warrington (1:30pm PST / 8:30am AEDT / 9.30pm GMT)

– Game 2: NRL – Canberra Raiders v New Zealand Warriors (4:00pm PST / 11:00am AEDT / Midnight GMT)

– Game 3: Test Match – Australian Jillaroos vs England Women (6:00pm PST / 1:00pm AEDT / 2.00am GMT)

– Game 4: NRL – Penrith Panthers vs Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (8:30pm PST / 3:30pm AEDT / 4.30am GMT)

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