The Sydney Roosters will face English Super League Champions St Helens in the 2020 Betfred World Club Challenge.
The huge match-up will see the two champion teams in Club Rugby League clash at St Helen’s home ground, Totally Wicked Stadium, on Saturday, February 22 at 7.45pm local time (Sunday, February 23 at 6.45am AEDT).
The match will be a meeting of two of the most successful sides of recent seasons with Saints recording their seventh Super league title in 2019, on the heels of back-to-back League Leader’s Shields, while the Roosters themselves secured back-to-back NRL Premierships.
The fixture continues a tradition of these two great Clubs meeting on the biggest stage.
The Roosters, competing as Eastern Suburbs Roosters, won the inaugural World Club Challenge played against St Helen’s in 1976.
The two sides most recently met in a World Club Challenge decider in 2003, with the Roosters winning the match 38-0 at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium.
Saints will be looking for their third World Club Challenge title, having lifted the trophy in 2001 and 2007.
The Roosters will be looking for their fifth title having been successful in 1976, 2003, 2014 and 2019.
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Looking ahead to the match, Roosters Head Coach Trent Robinson said: “The World Club Challenge is an important fixture on the rugby league calendar and we’re looking forward to heading to England to compete against St Helens for the 2020 World Club Challenge title.”
Newly-appointed St Helens Coach, Kristian Woolf, added: “We are really excited about the opportunity to face the Roosters in such a prestigious fixture.
“It will be a great challenge for us to test ourselves against the current World Club Champions and we are aiming to stand up and represent Super League and this part of the world in what will be a huge game.”
Sydney Roosters Members and fans looking to purchase tickets to the 2020 Betfred World Club Challenge can do so by CLICKING HERE
We encourage Roosters Members and fans to purchase tickets in the Totally Wicked North Stand Bronze seating blocks NH/NI to assist with being amongst Roosters supporters.
To select this type of ticket, please select the ticket type labelled as 2020 WCC North Allocated Bronze (H &I) to access tickets in this section.
The match will be broadcast live across Australia on 9GEM, Fox League and Sky Sports in New Zealand.
The Roosters website will provide regular updates in lead-up to the match.