The match will be played at the WIN Stadium in Wollongong, home of National Rugby League (NRL) side St George Illawarra Dragons, and has been scheduled to take place on 10th February 2018. The fixture will serve as a home game for Wigan.
Seven days after the Super League match, both clubs will take part in a double-header at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, when the Warriors will face the South Sydney Rabbitohs, while Hull will take on the aforementioned Dragons.
Ian Lenagan, chairman of the Wigan Warriors, said: “This announcement is one of the most innovative and exciting in the history of Wigan Rugby League Club. The opportunities to create new and increased core business from sponsorships and partnerships together with Wigan brand development, the increased profile with NRL players and opportunity for our fans makes this the biggest single commercial contract in the history of the club.”
Adam Pearson, chairman of Hull FC, added: “Two of the competition’s most high-profile and best-supported clubs will have the opportunity to promote Super League on a global scale, as well as developing solid and long-term international links with tourism stakeholders in New South Wales and Wollongong, another heartland of rugby league."
“We would like to thank the key stakeholders involved and Wigan Warriors for their ambition and forethought in delivering such a unique festival of sport and look forward to making this event a huge success. This is something our fans, our club and the Super League competition can be very proud of.”