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The four teams expected for massive Las Vegas 2024 season opener

Viva Las Vegas! The NRL is headed to the infamous city of Las Vegas for the 2024 season, and reports down under suggest we are one step closer to finding out the first teams to test their luck on US soil. 

Speaking on Big Sports Breakfast, Daily Telegraph reporter Phil Rothfield said: “I spoke to Peter V’landys yesterday, it is going to go ahead and they will be in a position to announce the four clubs that will be going to America in the next week,”

He added: “I know one of the clubs will be the Brisbane Broncos, I think Manly will be one of them because of Scott Penn, their owner who is based in New York.”

Rothfield later suggested who might join them in the USA. “You’d think they (the Rabbitohs) will be there,” he said. “If Souths want to go, they will do.”

Rothfield also highlighted the NRL Premiers Penrith’s interest in the event: “Penrith originally wanted to go but they’ve decided they will wait until the year their stadium in Penrith is being rebuilt and they will take their first round game to America.”

The NRL is set to kick off its 2024 season in Las Vegas; as part of a $200 million deal to stage NRL matches in the US until 2028 to grow the sport on an international scale.

However this is not the first time a rugby code has taken over the city. In February 2020, Major League Rugby hosted the ‘Vegas Weekend’, which saw a weekend of Rugby Union action played out at the Sam Boyd Stadium, in a similar style to Super League’s Magic Weekend.

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