Decision to be made on 2024 World Club Challenge

Wigan Warriors are the Super League Champions of 2023 which gives them a chance of being crowned World Champions in 2024.

The Warriors have tremendous history in the World Club Challenge but haven’t been crowned World Champions since they defeated Cronulla Sharks in the 2017 World Club Challenge at the DW Stadium as the 2016 Super League Champions.

This year they would take on Penrith Panthers in the World Club Challenge who have won the last three NRL titles becoming the first side to do so since the 1980s.

The Panthers lost this year’s World Club Challenge against St Helens thanks to a golden point drop goal from Lewis Dodd.

Speaking after the Super League Grand Final, Matt Peet made it clear that they want to go down under to take on the Panthers even though the Panthers have suggested that they will come over to the UK.

Matt Peet said: “Yeah, we want to go there. I’m looking forward to it. It will be an honour. I’m not really thinking about that at the moment. I know the club would like to go there.

“It’s an exciting thing for next year, for the future. I suppose we can start to think about that, maybe on Tuesday. I have maximum respect for them as This club has a great history, played in that competition, and it’s where we should be.

“We’ll play anywhere. I’ll let the people higher up the club than me sort all that out. Just make sure we’re ready to play.”

There has been a suggestion that the World Club Challenge could join the opening round of the NRL in Las Vegas.

Either way a decision has yet to be made official but it is thought that a decision is close with the Super League fixtures set to be released in November ahead of the 2024 Super League season.

Wherever it is played, it is certain to be a big game and a brilliant one between the two best club sides of the 2023 season.

Wigan will be without star loose-forward Morgan Smithies with the number 13 joining Canberra Raiders for a six figure sum in 2024.