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Super League in Las Vegas

It has been announced that Super League will head to Las Vegas in 2025 with a huge match confirmed as part of a four-game day of Rugby League.

The first professional rugby league matches in the States were played in Round One of the 2024 NRL season, as over 40,000 fans turned up for the historic double-header.

Sydney Roosters, Brisbane Broncos, Manly Sea Eagles and South Sydney Rabbitohs took part.

This year has seen plenty of prominent figures Down Under suggesting how Super League could help to grow the game.

A large number of fans travelled to the 2024 Vegas games from the United Kingdom, something which caught the eye of senior NRL officials.

Now, it has been confirmed that two Super League sides will be involved in the event, in a historic first for British rugby league.

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Which Super League sides are playing in Las Vegas?

The game will see a return of one of the sport’s biggest fixtures.

Wigan Warriors, the current holders of all four major trophies available, will play against Warrington Wolves in a rematch of this year’s Challenge Cup final.

The Wolves, coached by South Sydney Rabbitohs legend Sam Burgess, are a logical choice, and the Warriors, who currently hold all four major trophies, will be well known to the Australian audience thanks in no small part to their World Club Challenge victory over Penrith Panthers.

And they will be joined in Nevada by England Women, who will face the world champion Australia Jillaroos in a historic international fixture.

The NRL fixtures see New Zealand Warriors face Canberra Raiders, before three-times NRL champions Penrith Panthers taking on their Sydney rivals Cronulla Sharks.

How can I watch Super League in Vegas on TV?

Super League in Las Vegas

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All four matches will be shown live on Sky Sports – with the Wigan-Warrington match kicking off the action at 9:30pm UK time on Saturday 1st March.

The full schedule can be found below.

Super League – Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves (1:30pm Vegas time / 9:30pm UK time)
NRL – Canberra Raiders v New Zealand Warriors (4:00pm Vegas time / Midnight UK time)
Test Match – Australian Jillaroos vs England Women (6:00pm Vegas time / 2:00am March 2 UK time)
NRL – Penrith Panthers vs Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (8:30pm Vegas time / 4:30am March 2 UK time)

Where is it being played?

General view of Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas - home of Super League in Las Vegas

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The matches will be staged at the 65,000-capacity Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders and venue for the 2024 NFL Super Bowl – where more than 40,000 attended the NRL’s first Vegas promotion earlier this year.

Since opening in 2020, it has hosted a huge number of big fixtures other than the Super Bowl as well, such as college American football, the NFL all-star game, and the Gold Cup final and Copa América games in football.

With thousands of British rugby league fans expected to seize the chance to be part of this historic occasion, a wide variety of ticket and travel packages will go on sale later this month.

What they had to say

Jodie Cunningham of St Helens celebrates winning the Challenge Cup at Wembley, holding her medal to the camera.

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England captain Jodie Cunningham said:

“Women’s Rugby League has been on an amazing journey for the last decade – and now we’re heading for Vegas!

“I think it’s fantastic that the NRL have recognised the importance of the women’s game in this way.

“When our coach Stu Barrow mentioned this to the girls at our training camp before we went to France last week, we were all blown away.”

Kris Radlinski, the Chief Executive of Wigan Warriors, said:

“I think many of us in the UK watched the games in Las Vegas earlier in the year and wished they could be a part of it, either playing or supporting. I spoke to my Board about the possibility and there was a unanimous desire to be part of the occasion.”

Karl Fitzpatrick, the Warrington Wolves Chief Executive, said:

“First of all credit must go to Kris Radlinski, Mike Danson and the Board at Wigan for driving this project. When approached about this opportunity we were on board from the outset. This initiative is fully aligned with our Club’s positioning and ambitions.

“It will put Super League on the map in a sports market full of opportunity.

“The Vegas games earlier this year really captured the imagination and showed the Rugby League world what can be achieved by thinking and aiming big – next year it is going to be even bigger and to be part of this concept is going to be really special.”

Andrew Abdo, the NRL CEO, said:

“Las Vegas 2025 will be a bigger, bolder and better festival of Rugby League.

“We’ve given fans the opportunity to plan early and take advantage of the Las Vegas festival experience – a true bucket list item for all Rugby League and sports fans.

“Thank you to all the participating teams who will now get the chance to perform on a global stage with huge exposure.”

With thousands of British Rugby League fans expected to seize the chance to be part of this historic occasion, a wide variety of ticket and travel packages will go on sale later this month.

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