Tickets for Wigan’s eagerly anticipated clash with Brisbane Broncos will go on sale on Tuesday 18 November.
Game two of the World Club Series will see Wayne Bennett’s side head to the DW Stadium on Saturday 21 February 2015, 7:45pm kick-off.
The eagerly-anticipated tournament, billed as the ‘Ryder Cup of Rugby League’ sees three clubs from the First Utility Super League, St Helens, Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves face NRL clubs South Sydney Rabbitohs, Brisbane Broncos and St George-Illawarra Dragons over three compelling days next February.
The action kicks off on Friday February 20 with Warrington Wolves v St George-Illawarra Dragons (8:00pm), continues on Saturday with Wigan Warriors v Brisbane Broncos (7:45pm) before St Helens face South Sydney Rabbitohs on Sunday (7:00pm).
Wigan will be looking to avenge their 2014 World Club Challenge defeat at the hands of Sydney Roosters last February when they take on the Broncos. Warriors Head Coach Shaun Wane said: “We are really excited to be able to represent Super League in the World Club Series.
“Having played against Sydney Roosters earlier this year we know what to expect and we will be doing all we can to get the win.
“Wigan have played out some great games with Brisbane over the years and we are expecting this game to be right up there with the best. The new competition is going to be very exciting and we can’t wait to be part of it.”
Brisbane Broncos head coach Wayne Bennett is expecting a fiery exchange between the two clubs when he returns for his second term in charge of the Queensland Club.
“It is a fantastic start to the season for the Broncos to bring the team over to England to play in this series.” said Bennett.
“Wigan are an impressive team and I know that after losing the World Club Challenge last year in Australia, they will be out to make amends.
“It will be a brilliant contest for the fans to watch and also a great experience for the players to test themselves against a top team from a different competition.
“This is not an opportunity that comes around often for NRL players.”
South Sydney head coach Michael Maguire believes the World Club Series could be the perfect start to the season for his 2014 Grand Final winning side.
“We’re really looking forward to the World Club Challenge as a group and it will be a fantastic way to start our 2015 season with the World Club title on the line,” said Maguire.
“I understand the importance of the World Club Challenge from my time at Wigan and our team can’t wait to play for another big title in February.”
Wigan Warriors Chairman Ian Lenagan thanked Wigan Athletic after the football club agreed to move their fixture with Charlton Athletic to accommodate the World Series game.
Ian said: “The Wigan Club are very grateful to Dave Whelan and Wigan Athletic Football Club for agreeing to play their game with Charlton Athletic a day earlier in order for us to host Brisbane Broncos at the DW Stadium.
“Sometimes clashes like this cannot be helped when two teams share a stadium, as was the situation in this instance, however Wigan Athletic have been very helpful and we are thankful for that.
“The Wigan Club has a great tradition in this competition and talk is already building ahead of what should be a fantastic game with Brisbane.”
Tickets for the game at the DW Stadium on Saturday 21 February cost from £21 for adults and £14 for concessions and children. 2015 season ticket holders are eligible for a £2 discount on tickets purchased before 31st December 2014 whilst reserved season ticket holders seats will remain held until this point with all other seats available on general sale from the outset. Tickets will be available from Tuesday November 18th from the club’s ticket office, by calling 0871 6633552 or by visiting www.wiganwarriors.com.
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A combined ticket for all three games will cost £60 for adults and can be purchased by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk or calling the Rugby League Ticket Hotline on 0844 856 1113.