Wigan could play Catalans at Nou Camp in 2019

Catalans and Wigan have been invited to play a Super League game at Nou Camp next season.

The Dragons paraded their Challenge Cup trophy at the half-time during Barcelona’s La Liga game against Girona on Sunday.

According to French publication L’Independant, FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has invited Catalans to play a Super League match against Wigan at the iconic venue next year.

Dragons’ president Bernard Guasch will now propose the meeting against Wigan. The match is traditionally scheduled in June.

It won’t be the first time that Catalans have taken home games on the road. They hosted Wigan in Avignon and a crowd of almost 20,000 saw them face Warrington Wolves at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona back in 2009.

It would be the first time the Nou Camp has staged a rugby league game. It has hosted rugby union though, with the Top 14 final between Toulon and Racing 92 being held there two years ago.

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