Melbourne will host another massive international rugby league blockbuster next year when our reigning NRL premiers, Melbourne Storm, take on Super League title holders Leeds Rhinos for the 2018 World Club Challenge.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren announced that the fixture will take place at AAMI Park on Friday 16 February 2018.
This is just the third time the World Club Challenge has been held in Australia, and the first time in Melbourne.
“It’s yet another coup for the sports capital that will bring more visitors to Victoria – boosting businesses and supporting local jobs. The World Club Challenge is right at home in the sporting capital” said Minister Eren.
The game will be broadcast live in Australia and around the world, showcasing the best of everything Melbourne and Victoria has to offer.
This announcement follows a raft of recent rugby league events in Victoria.
Melbourne hosted the opening game of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and the quarter final match in November.
The good news doesn’t stop there, with the MCG set to host the series opener of the 2018 State of Origin on 6 June 2018.