Hull FC and Wigan Warriors will compete in an official Super League fixture in Wollongong when Wigan take their home game to WIN Stadium on 10th February 2018.
The following week, the two English clubs will then take part in the first ever doubleheader games between Super League and NRL teams at a single venue when Hull FC face St George Illawarra Dragons and Wigan play South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium, Sydney on Saturday 17 February 2018.
Hull FC and Wigan Warriors will both return to the UK to participate in the World Club Challenge or Series on the weekend of 24/25 February, should either team qualify.
The tour with the support of strategic sponsors of the visit, Destination NSW and Destination Wollongong, will make a significant contribution to the New South Wales economy both in Sydney and in the region of Wollongong.
New South Wales Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall, said: “Australia is mad for rugby league and I am thrilled the NSW Government has secured these exclusive matches for Sydney and Wollongong which will drive visitors to both areas.
“The two Super League sides will spend two weeks in the State with the three-match tour expected to attract close to 5,000 interstate and overseas visitors to NSW, injecting more than $7 million into the local visitor economy.
“We have a stellar line-up of rugby league events already scheduled in NSW, with this tour following the 2017 NRL Grand Final in October and Women’s Rugby League World Cup in November and joining Game II of the State of Origin series in the 2018 major events calendar.”