Wigan replace London Broncos in Capital Challenge

Wigan will take on London Skolars in the annual Capital Challenge in London, in place of the Broncos.

The game will be played on Friday January 24, and held in the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), in the heart of the City of London.

Skolars GM Howard Kramer said: “When it became evident that our usual Capital Challenge opponents, London Broncos, weren’t able to commit to the fixture in 2014 we spoke with Wigan and they have shown a real appetite for supporting Rugby League in the south and bringing a strong XIII to play us at the HAC. 

“This represents a real challenge and opportunity for Joe Mbu’s squad to pit themselves against some of the finest young talent in the country. Everyone is aware Wigan’s phenomenal talent pool and we are very excited to have the opportunity to play this fixture, especially at such an iconic sporting venue like the HAC. 

“Wigan have recently completed a fantastic league and cup double and will compete in the World Club Challenge early in 2014. This match is a must for all London Rugby League fans.”

Kramer added that the Skolars still hoped to play their traditional pre-season fixture against the Broncos in January, and an announcement would be made in “due course”.

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