World Club Series could expand to eight teams

It looks as though the World Club Series is set to be expanded to eight teams, with games to be played in Australia.

NRL official Andrew Hill revealed that idea at the Golden Boot Award presentation to Jonathan Thurston on Thursday evening at Headingley.

“Ideally, it would be great to watch a game on a Friday night, get up Saturday morning and see another game in the same competition,” he said, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

“Then the same thing would happen on Saturday night and Sunday morning. That’s the aim – eight teams with two games in each hemisphere.”

The winner of each game would receive one point for their competition, with two points being available to the winner of the main game between the Super League and NRL champions.

The points would be totted up to determine which competition would win the tournament.

Super League general manager Blake Solly also reportedly revealed that Wigan and Leeds were interested in playing in Australia next year.

“We love the idea,” he said.

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