Are Hull sides set for Wembley switch?

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Published: Wednesday 24th December 2014 by The News Editor

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Hull’s two rugby league outfits could be playing in the capital by 2016, the national game’s governing body has suggested.

But die-hard fans of FC and KR can rest assured that any matches would be one-off events rather than a permanent move.

Rugby league officials want to match their union cousins’ success in staging club fixtures at that sport’s national HQ, Twickenham.

Wembley, Loftus Road, the Olympic Stadium, the Emirates Stadium and Craven Cottage are reportedly all in the frame.

Blake Solly, general manager of Super League, told the Yorkshire Post that he is “reasonably confident” of having a couple of leading Super League sides battling it out in the capital in 2016 or 2017 at the latest.

Mr Solly said, for example, that Hull FC versus Leeds Rhinos or St Helens versus Wigan could be attractive one-off match-ups, drawing vast attendances.

London Broncos’ relegation last season means that the capital is without Super League rugby for the first time since it started 18 years ago.

Copyright Press Association 2014

Published: Wednesday 24th December 2014 by The News Editor

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