FRLF cancel all fixtures on day of Nou Camp clash

The French Rugby League Federation have called off all fixtures on the same day of Catalans’ clash with Wigan in Barcelona.  

Nou Camp will host a rugby league match for the very first time on Saturday, May 18 (3:30pm UK time).

Challenge Cup holders Catalans were formally invited to play at the Camp Nou by Barcelona and they will face current Super League champions Wigan.

The FRLF have postponed every single one of the games, so supporters and players will be able to attend the historic fixture between Catalans and Wigan at FC Barcelona’s Nou Camp.

FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu: “Barça are very pleased to host this Super League game between the reigning champions of the two biggest rugby league competitions in Europe.

“This will be a grand game between two great teams, and I’m sure there will be a party atmosphere at the Camp Nou.

“I encourage the Dragons supporters to treat our stadium like their home and for Wigan and Barça fans to also share the experience of seeing rugby league played at the Camp Nou.

“Two seasons ago, our stadium hosted the final of French rugby union’s Top 14 between Toulon and Racing 92 and it was watched by 99,000 people. It was an amazing atmosphere that we hope to see repeated on May 18.”

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