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Two local rivals to meet in big pre-season clash as one club considers getting IMG involved

On Friday the 20th of January 2023, London Skolars return to the HAC to face London Broncos in the Capital Challenge Trophy.

The game kicks off at 14:00 and fans interested in attending can buy tickets and get more information here.

Now in its 18th year, the 2023 Capital Challenge will once again take place at the unique Honourable Artillery Company, which is based in the City of London. This game has become a permanent fixture on London’s sporting calendar and the traditional opening event of the rugby league year. The Capital Challenge has progressively grown in popularity and is seen as a superb day out for all those interested in Rugby League and the spread of the games appeal.

Rugby League is not played on a more iconic or valuable sporting venue than the Honourable Artillery Company. The HAC is a 5-minute walk from Moorgate and the heart of London’s financial district. The crowd is limited by continual military usage and, as a result, the game is usually a sell out. Invariably up to 300 hospitality guests sit down for a terrific pre-match meal with rugby legends as guests of honour.

The majority of ticket sales go towards the development of young players in London and the south east. We have no doubt that both teams will put on a wonderful spectacle for you to enjoy.

Unfortunately, the event has perhaps not been as publicised as both clubs who have wanted.

However, the Skolars seem like they could get IMG involved after it was suggested on Twitter:

IMG have been open about wanting to make the capital a rugby league hotbed in the future.

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