Will Barcelona FC’s Nou Camp stage Wigan Warriors’ away match with Catalans Dragons?

Sam Tomkins will play for Catalans next season. Picture: SWPix
Sam Tomkins will play for Catalans next season. Picture: SWPix

Wigan will travel to face Catalans on Saturday May 18 – and Kris Radlinski says they are “close” to agreeing to play at Barcelona’s Nou Camp.

The Dragons proposed playing the match in the Spanish city, having paraded the Challenge Cup at the ground in September.

Warriors rugby director Radlinski believes an announcement on the venue for the game will be imminent from the Dragons and Super League.

“The concept of playing one of our away Betfred Super League matches at Barcelona’s Camp Nou is an attractive one for us in many ways and one that we are close to agreeing with all parties,” he told the Warriors website.

“We have been in constant contact with the Catalans Dragons and Super League, and on the whole, we are still of the opinion that the concept of facing the Dragons in the Catalonian capital at one of the world’s most iconic and recognisable stadiums is one we would want to be involved with.

“The idea correlates with our own ambition of showing an innovative approach to grow the profile of rugby league and the feedback from our fans regarding the Barcelona fixture has been overwhelmingly positive. Hopefully we’ll be able to provide more information on the game in the immediate future.”