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Summary

  1. Tyson Frizell goes over for the visitors inside the first two minutes
  2. Gareth O'Brien breaks away and converts his try to level before Joel Thompson puts St George back in front
  3. Ryan Atkins runs in to keep Warrington in contention
  4. O'Brien's goal levels the game for a second time before Josh Dugan wins it for St George
  5. Wigan Warriors v Brisbane Broncos (19:45 GMT) on Saturday and St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT) on Sunday to come.

Live Reporting

By Steve Marshall

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Well, that's just about it from us for this evening. Thank you for your company and I hope you enjoyed the game as much as we did.

    Remember, we'll be back tomorrow evening for the second instalment of the World Club Series as Wigan Warriors take on Brisbane Broncos at the DW Stadium.

    Then on Sunday, Super League champions St Helens face NRL premiers South Sydney Rabbitohs, whose owner Russell Crowe is expected to be in attendance at Langtree Park.

    Until tomorrow, goodbye.

  2. Watch the highlights

    If you can't keep in touch with all the World Club Series action over the weekend you can catch up with all the goings-on on the BBC's Super League Show.

    And, in a first, on Sunday, the show will go out across the whole of the UK on BBC One at 23:40 GMT, featuring highlights from that night's World Club Challenge between St Helens and South Sydney and a round-up of tonight's and tomorrow's games.

    The programme will then be repeated in its normal slots, on Monday night at 23:45 GMT across the north of England on BBC One, and then on Tuesday on BBC Two at 13:05 GMT. It will also be available on the BBC iPlayer.

  3. Post update

    Warrington 12-18 St George Illawarra

    Asked about the high tackles, Warrington coach Tony Smith told Sky Sports: "I thought the referee was trying to go through the game without giving a penalty.

    "I don't like to see anyone sent-off but having seen that I would hate to be Patrick Ah Van."

    Widnes winger Ah Van, remember, was sent off for a high tackle on Wigan's Josh Charnley during the opening game of this season's Super League.

  4. Post update

    Warrington 12-18 St George Illawarra

    Warrington stand-off Gareth O'Brien told Sky Sports: "We were in the game but I thought our contact was a bit off tonight and we were disappointed to concede the tries we did.

    "We have got plenty to work on for next week. They got us on the back foot and that is something we need to work on.

    "We really wanted to put on a good performance but I thought we were a bit loose defensively."

  5. Post update

    Warrington 12-18 St George Illawarra

    Dragons full-back Josh Dugan told Sky Sports: "Warrington are a great side and they made us work for it.

    "We trained well all week and wanted to build off our training and put on a show for the crowd. It was an unreal atmosphere to play in and a great performance for our boys."

  6. Post update

    Warrington 12-18 St George Illawarra

    Ray French

    BBC Radio Merseyside at the Halliwell Jones Stadium

    "It was a good game and I think St George just about deserved to edge it. It's a very good start to the World Club Series."

  7. Full time

    Warrington 12-18 St George Illawarra

    Indeed it is. St George Illawarra successfully run down the clock, the hooter goes and it's first blood to the NRL in the World Club Series.

  8. Post update

    Warrington 12-18 St George Illawarra

    That's frustrating for Warrington. Referee Ben Thaler pulls up Ryan Atkins for knocking on but then awards a penalty against the Warrington man for back chat.

    The TV replay tells you why Atkins was angry. The ball was knocked out of his hands by a Dragons player and it should have been a penalty for Wolves.

    You sense that's their last chance gone.

  9. Post update

    Warrington 12-18 St George Illawarra

    As the Dragons move the ball back to halfway, Benji Marshall tries his luck with a long-distance drop-goal but his effort drifts wide of the right-hand post.

  10. Post update

    Warrington 12-18 St George Illawarra

    Allan Rooney

    BBC Radio Merseyside at the Halliwell Jones Stadium

    "Warrington have not got through their sets enough tonight and that has been their undoing."

  11. Post update

    Warrington 12-18 St George Illawarra

    Daryl Clark goes for the line but the Dragons read his dart.

    But Warrington move the ball right but Joel Monaghan can't gather the ball as he tries to dive for the corner and the chance is gone.

  12. Post update

    Warrington 12-18 St George Illawarra

    You sense Warrington need a penalty and they are gifted one.

    Gareth O'Brien lofts a high kick and Joel Monaghan is obstructed as he tries to challenge Eto Nabuli.

    This could be Warrington's chance.

  13. Post update

    Warrington 12-18 St George Illawarra

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright at the Halliwell Jones Stadium: "Wigan v Brisbane and St Helens v South Sydney over the weekend - more of the same, please. This has been an enthralling contest."

  14. Post update

    Warrington 12-18 St George Illawarra

    Benji Marshall is starting to run this game, and Kevin Penny can only bat another delicious kick out behind the in-goal area.

    Wire are let off, though, as Marshall foolishly barges into Penny to gift the hosts a penalty.

    Warrington move the ball upfield but then opt to kick off the fourth tackle and Eto Nabuli gathers over his shoulder under little pressure and the threat is gone.

  15. Post update

    Warrington 12-18 St George Illawarra

    To be fair to the NRL side, that try was no more than they deserved for their pressure in the opening 25 minutes of the second half.

    And they have Warrington under pressure again but the hosts do just enough to keep the Dragons out. You sense the home side are tiring though.

  16. TRY

    Warrington 12-18 St George Illawarra (Dugan, con Widdop)

    That's quite a response from St George Illawarra. Hooker Mitch Rein does the hard work with a bulldozing run.

    Then, from a quick play the ball, Wolves are undone by a fine reverse kick from Benji Marshall, which Josh Dugan gathers before spinning off a tackle to touch down.

    Gareth Widdop kicks a simple conversion and Dragons lead by six.

    The question is, though, should Marshall still have been on the pitch to work his magic?

  17. PENALTY

    Warrington 12-12 St George Illawarra (pen O'Brien)

    Fair play to Gareth O'Brien, who dusts himself down to land a simple penalty from in front of the posts and we're all square.

  18. Post update

    Warrington 12-12 St George Illawarra

    Ray French

    BBC Radio Merseyside at the Halliwell Jones Stadium

    "He must go off for that. I just can not see how he has not sent him off there. That is ridiculous refereeing. I'm sorry but what do you have to do to get sent off for a high tackle?"

  19. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    Ouch! That's another high tackle on a Warrington player as Gareth O'Brien is taken out by Benji Marshall.

    It's an obvious penalty but once again referee Ben Thaler keeps his cards in his pocket. St George Illawarra are lucky not to be down to 12.

  20. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    Warrington have had to do a lot of defending so far but finally get the ball inside the Dragons half.

    Kevin Penny dances in and out of tackles as he runs across the field. But that run gives Richie Myler the chance to hoist the bomb which Eto Nabuli gathers inside his own in-goal area. Dragons must drop-out.

  21. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright at the Halliwell Jones Stadium: "Loved the reaction when a massive Ben Westwood hit forced Rory O'Brien to spill the ball there. Every Warrington player, to a man, raced to the veteran Warrington forward to pass on their gratitude. It ended a long period of St George pressure, which the hosts have emerged from unscathed."

  22. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    At last, play is inside the St George Illawarra half - but not for long as another Warrington error hands possession back to the visitors.

    That's good hands from the Dragons but Benji Marshall is obstructed by his own team-mate and Warrington have a penalty.

    It's wasted, though, as they fail to find touch and the Dragons are again handed good field position.

  23. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    That was a close call for Wolves. Jason Nightingale gathers a high bomb five metres from the Warrington line, but in trying to offload to Dylan Farrell the balls goes forward.

    But Warrington just can't get it clear. Micky Higham knocks on and Wire are under pressure once more... well they are until Ben Westwood forces Rory O'Brien to fumble the ball and the hosts have it back.

  24. No yellow card?

    Just in case you missed the major talking point of the first half. St George's Eto Nabuli escaped a yellow card for this high tackle on Kevin Penny... You'd have to say he was lucky. To say the least.

    Eto Nabuli tackles Kevin Penny
  25. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    This second half has been mostly played in the Warrington half so far, and Wolves will start again with a scrum inside their 20-metre line.

    Gareth O'Brien's pass is ruled to have gone forward on the fifth tackle and Dragons will get the ball back at another scrum inside the Wolves half.

  26. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    St George will set up camp nine metres from the Wolves line. On the last tackle, Josh Dugan darts through a gap in the line and looks certain to score.

    But Rhys Evans not only gets his tackle in but gets his body between Dugan and the ground and the Dragons full-back can't touch down. Brilliant defence.

  27. Kick-off

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    We're back under way. Gareth O'Brien kicks long, Josh Dugan gathers and the Dragons will start their first set of six of the second 40 minutes.

    It ends with Benji Marshall kicking the ball deep and Rhys Evans has to gather inside his own in-goal area.

    Warrington can't get the ball clear and Kevin Penny has to touch the ball down, meaning Wolves will have to drop-out from under their sticks.

  28. Get involved #bbcrl

    Nathan: "Nabuli should have undoubtedly been sinbinned - awful tackle! Not complaining though as a Saints fan - go St George!"

    So Nathan thinks Eto Nabuli should have seen a yellow for his high tackle on Kevin Penny. What do you think? And can Warrington turn it around in the second half?

    Let us know what you think by using #bbcrl on Twitter.

  29. Listen to audio commentary

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    A reminder that there's not just text commentary this evening. If you're following us on a desktop computer, you can also listen to BBC Radio Merseyside commentary of the game, with legendary BBC rugby league commentator Ray French and Allan Rooney.

    To listen, click on the audio icon or click on the 'Live Coverage' tab.

    Unfortunately, the audio commentary is not currently available on mobile or tablet.

  30. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright at the Halliwell Jones Stadium: "Well, where do we start with that first half?

    "Eto Nabuli's high shot on Kevin Penny was the most controversial moment, for sure. It's a mystery to the home crowd how he avoided more serious punishment than just a penalty.

    "Warrington have certainly given as good as they have got in the first 40 minutes, enjoying long spells of pressure and getting St George rocking in the closing stages. I can only recall the visitors having two serious chances for tries and they have taken both in clinical fashion."

  31. Get involved #bbcrl

    So, what do you make of that then? And who do you think is going to win it from here?

    It's certainly been entertaining but should Eto Nabuli been shown a yellow card for that high tackle on Kevin Penny?

    Let us know what you think by using #bbcrl on Twitter.

  32. Half-time

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    So, one missed kick at goal separates the sides at half-time in what has been an enthralling contest.

    It's anyone's game, but you would imagine Warrington coach Tony Smith would be disappointed that his side have been punished for two defensive lapses.

  33. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    Wolves have the ball back and will have one last go after gathering the drop-out.

    Ben Currie tries to slide a kick through after the hooter has gone, but New Zealand international Jason Nightingale gathers the loose ball and that will be half-time.

  34. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    Allan Rooney

    BBC Radio Merseyside at the Halliwell Jones Stadium

    "I think that should have been a penalty try. Rhys Evans would have scored there and he was held back. I think Warrington have been badly done to there."

  35. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    Ben Westwood and Micky Higham are both repelled by the St George Illawarra defence. Warrington are getting further away from the line.

    Richie Myler hangs the kick high but the ball bounces off the shoulder of Eto Nabuli and the Dragons have a goal-line drop-out.

  36. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    Gary Wheeler almost steps out of a tackle, but gets far enough to ensure Warrington are on the front foot.

    Once again the ball goes goes high but as it bounces inside the Dragons' 10-metre line it looks like Wolves' Rhys Evans is pulled back.

    Warrington will have a penalty and time for one set of six.

  37. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    Warrington have used the high kick successfully over the past few seasons, but the Dragons are defending it well.

    Richie Myler boots another one high at the end of another set and, not for the first time, Josh Dugan gobbles it up.

  38. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    Ray French

    BBC Radio Merseyside at the Halliwell Jones Stadium

    "This is getting tasty now. That high tackle has really incensed the home crowd."

  39. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright at the Halliwell Jones Stadium: "Not sure how Eto Nabuli escaped punishment there. He clotheslined Kevin Penny WWE-style and Penny seemed to hang in mid-air for an age. Ben Thaler's decision incensed the home crowd, as you can imagine, but they were soon on their feet to acclaim a Ryan Atkins try."

  40. TRY

    Warrington 10-12 St George Illawarra (Atkins, missed con O'Brien)

    And Warrington make the most of it. The penalty gives Wolves great field position and they don't waste it.

    As the Dragons defence races out from near their own line, Gary Wheeler times a perfect pass to Ryan Atkins, who spins in the tackle to touch down.

    Gareth O'Brien's kick drifts wide as the rain falls. And as soon as the home crowd stop celebrating, they are soon back to booing Ben Thaler's decision not to reduce the Dragons to 12.

  41. Post update

    Warrington 6-12 St George Illawarra

    Nasty, nasty, nasty.

    There's a cumulative cry of 'ooh' from the Halliwell Jones Stadium crowd as Eto Nabuli catches Kevin Penny with an old-fashioned clothes line tackle.

    Surely, that's worthy of the sin-bin? No, says the referee, partly because it's the first penalty of the game. But it's a chance for the Wire.

  42. Post update

    Warrington 6-12 St George Illawarra

    Warrington force an error and have a scrum on their own 40-metre line. It's a chance to pile forward and Daryl Clark does just that,.

    Gareth O'Brien's tries to catch the visitors out with a kick but Benji Marshall is on hand to sweep up.

  43. Post update

    Warrington 6-12 St George Illawarra

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright at the Halliwell Jones Stadium: "The St George backs have been rock solid under the high ball so far tonight. Gareth O'Brien keeps pumping up high bombs, but each one has been superbly clutched by a red and white shirt.

    "Not seen much of Daryl Clark in an attacking sense yet - his running power with the ball is one of the most dangerous weapons Super League has to offer."

  44. Post update

    Warrington 6-12 St George Illawarra

    Allan Rooney

    BBC Radio Merseyside at the Halliwell Jones Stadium

    "The Australian teams are absolute experts at the kicking game. That is the difference."

  45. Post update

    Warrington 6-12 St George Illawarra

    Warrington seek an immediate response with a high, hanging kick to put St George Illawarra under pressure.

    It's anyone's ball but Dragons' Jason Nightingale takes it beautifully and the visitors can move the ball back towards halfway.

  46. TRY

    Warrington 6-12 St George Illawarra (Thompson, con Widdop)

    And that pressure certainly pays dividends.

    Gareth Widdop slots through a beautifully weighted grubber kick which Joel Monaghan looks favourite to gather.

    But Joel Thompson gets there first to touch down and the try is given on the say-so of the video referee.

  47. Post update

    Warrington 6-6 St George Illawarra

    For the first time really since they scored, St George Illawarra have possession deep inside the Warrington half.

    From their scrum, they work the ball right, then come back inside and Ben Creagh is stopped a yard from the line.

    Wire are under pressure again.

  48. Post update

    Warrington 6-6 St George Illawarra

    Ray French

    BBC Radio Merseyside at the Halliwell Jones Stadium

    "There is plenty of room on the flanks for Warrington to work with on their kicks because St George are cramping to the middle. Wire are playing that well."

  49. Post update

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright at the Halliwell Jones Stadium: "Moment of magic from O'Brien. Pure class."

  50. TRY

    Warrington 6-6 St George Illawarra (O'Brien, con O'Brien)

    Fabulous, fabulous try from Warrington.

    Richie Myler straightens his run then times his pass to perfection for Gareth O'Brien to race through a gap in the Dragons' defensive line just inside the visitors' half.

    He still has plenty to do but races away before selling Josh Dugan a dummy to cross unopposed near the posts before converting his own score.

  51. Post update

    Warrington 0-6 St George Illawarra

    And they so nearly make the most of it.

    Richie Myler's pinpoint kick catches St George Illawarra wing Eto Nabuli out of position and Joel Monaghan catches the ball in acres of space.

    Surely he has to score? No. Nabuli recovers his ground magnificently and makes a try-saving tackle a yard from the line. Fabulous defence.

  52. Get Involved #bbcrl

    Gary Walker: "Well worked first try. "

    Adam Piatt: "Come on #wire! Would be incredible for @wolvesrl to kick off the #WorldClubSeries with a win! Just wish I could be there..."

    Can Warrington get themselves back on level terms? Let us know what you think on #bbcrl

  53. Post update

    Warrington 0-6 St George Illawarra

    That was a good defensive set by Warrington and Benji Marshall has to kick from deep as the Dragons struggle to make metres.

    The home side will get the ball back with decent field position.

  54. Post update

    Warrington 0-6 St George Illawarra

    This is a bright start from the Dragons. Gareth Widdop spots Wolves captain Joel Monaghan out of position and places a kick behind him and into touch.

    Warrington have a scrum inside their own 20 but make use of their set of six to take play deep into the visitors' half.

  55. TRY

    Warrington 0-6 St George Illawarra (Frizell, con Widdop)

    Tyson Frizell

    And that's the worst possible start for Warrington. St George take the ball left and then swing it right.

    Tyson Frizell holds off the the challenge of Gareth O'Brien and dives over in the corner unopposed.

    It's a difficult conversion for Gareth Widdop, but the England stand-off makes no mistake.

  56. Kick-off

    Warrington 0-0 St George Illawarra

    It's the visitors who get us under way and it's Warrington who will have the first set of six.

    Wire prop Ashton Sims loses the ball on his first carry and St George have great early field position.

  57. Listen to live audio commentary

    Warrington v St George Illawarra (20:00 GMT)

    There's not just text commentary this evening. If you're following us on a desktop computer, you can also listen to BBC Radio Merseyside commentary of the game, with legendary BBC rugby league commentator Ray French and Allan Rooney.

    To listen, click on the audio icon or click on the 'Live Coverage' tab.

    Unfortunately, the audio commentary is not currently available on mobile or tablet.

  58. Post update

    Warrington v St George Illawarra (20:00 GMT)

    Kick-off is only minutes away and the Halliwell Jones Stadium is a sea of primrose and blue.

    The Wolves have beaten Salford and Hull in their two Super League games so far, while the Dragons - wearing a St Helens style red vee - come into the game on the back of a pre-season draw against NRL premiers South Sydney Rabbitohs.

    Both sides are greeted by a wall of noise as they walk on to the pitch. Let's get this on.

  59. How has Super League fared in the World Club Challenge?

    Sydney Roosters

    The World Club Challenge began unofficially in 1976 but has been a regular fixture since 2000.

    Of the 15 Challenge games since the turn of the century, Super League has come out on top eight times, with the the NRL winning seven despite only one of the fixtures - last year's meeting between Sydney Roosters and Wigan - being played down under.

    Leeds, Bradford and Melbourne Storm have all won three times, although Storm were stripped of their 2010 title for breaching salary cap rules.

  60. World Club Series a 'mismatch'

    Robbie Hunter-Paul

    So, over the course of the three games, will it be Super League or NRL that comes out on top?

    Former New Zealand half-back and Bradford Bulls chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul believes the three-match series will be tighter than last season's league positions suggest.

    "Wigan, Warrington and St Helens all finished top of the pile last year and it will be good to see how they compete against some of the world-class talent that's coming across from down under," he told the BBC's Super League Show.

    "With where all the teams finished last year, it's a bit of a mismatch in terms of Super League but we know that counts for nothing."

    You can hear more from Robbie Hunter-Paul by clicking the highlights tab.

  61. Get Involved #bbcrl

    Couple of very different opinions coming up for you here:

    Adam O'Neill: Aussie Whitewash 3-0

    Christine Mars: British whitewash

    Are you team Adam or team Christine? Or are you your own team?

    Let us know by using #bbcrl on Twitter.

  62. Don't write off the Dragons

    Warrington v St George Illawarra (20:00 GMT)

    As I mentioned earlier, St George didn't have a great 2014. But with the talent in their side, coach Paul McGregor says they should not be under-estimated.

    "I know a lot of people aren't giving us much chance this year but the belief inside our establishment is very good," he told the Sydney Morning Herald.

    "Look at the important positions. Look at our halves - they're both internationals.

    "Benji (Marshall) has captained his country 25 times. Gareth Widdop is obviously a very good player and a five-eighth for England."

  63. King in attendance

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright at the Halliwell Jones Stadium: "Everyone will be trying to spot famous faces this weekend, particularly at Langtree Park on Sunday, where Russell Crowe is expected to be in attendance for South Sydney Rabbitohs' tie with St Helens.

    Matt King

    "Matt King may not be a Hollywood actor, but the Aussie centre is idolised by Wolves fans. King was part of the Warrington sides that won the Challenge Cup in 2009 and 2010, and he received a great reception from the home supporters as he made his way around the pitch a few minutes ago. For the hairstyle fans among you, King still sports a massive afro."

  64. Smith 'excited' by Dragons test

    Warrington v St George Illawarra (20:00 GMT)

    Warrington coach Tony Smith has been involved in plenty of big games during his time with the Wolves and England.

    And he told BBC Radio Merseyside that with the chance to help Super League win the inaugural World Club Series trophy at stake, facing the club he graced as a stand-off would be one of the biggest games of their season.

    "I love the World Club Series, I think it is a great concept and it could be expanded in the future," he said.

    "Aside from the big games at the end of the year when there are a couple of trophies available, we see it as the next biggest game.

    "We've been preparing for it for a while and we're excited about it. We'll have a healthy respect for them but at the same time we're concentrating on we can do."

  65. Team news

    Warrington v St George Illawarra (20:00 GMT)

    So, a big blow for Warrington, then, who must do without full-back Stefan Ratchford in the only change from the starting 13 that won at Hull last weekend. Ratchford took a knock to the shoulder early on in the win at the KC Stadium and Gary Wheeler comes into the side.

    And there's a place on the bench for prop Anthony England.

    Australian international Ben Creagh will lead the St George Illawarra side, with England's Gareth Widdop and New Zealand half-back Benji Marshall both starting.

  66. Friday's line-ups

    Warrington v St George Illawarra (20:00 GMT)

    Warrington Wolves: Wheeler; Evans, Monaghan, Atkins, Penny; O'Brien, Myler; Hill, Clark, Sims, Currie, Laithwaite, Westwood.

    Replacements: Bridge, Harrison, Higham, England.

    St George Illawarra: Dugan; Nabuli, Nielsen, Farrell, Nightingale; Widdop, Marshall; O'Brien, Rein, Ah Mau, Frizell, Thompson, Creagh.

    Replacements: Merrin, De Belin, Marketo, Rose.

  67. Familiar faces in the Dragons camp

    Warrington v St George Illawarra (20:00 GMT)

    Gareth Widdop

    The Dragons might not have had the best of times last season but they still boast some stellar names.

    Halifax-born, Melbourne-bred England stand-off Gareth Widdop is a key member of the St George side and enjoyed an outstanding 2014 season, finishing fourth in the Dally M player of the year awards, a vote to rank the best performing players in the NRL.

    His partner at half-back is New Zealand's 2008 World Cup-winning captain Benji Marshall.

    Hooker Heath L'Estrange is no stranger to Super League fans after his four-year spell with Bradford Bulls but he'll have to take a watching brief tonight after not being included in the St George 17.

  68. How did they qualify?

    Warrington v St George Illawarra (20:00 GMT)

    Tony Smith

    Warrington might have only finished fifth in Super League last season but Tony Smith's side were one step from reaching the Grand Final last season, losing 16-12 at Wigan in the qualifying semi-finals.

    They qualified for the World Club Series because they finished higher in Super League than the other losing semi-finalists Catalans Dragons.

    St George Illawarra won the World Club Challenge in 2011, beating Wigan, and accepted an invitation to take part after finishing 11th in the NRL last season.

  69. Get involved #bbcrl

    Russell Crowe

    We hope you're looking forward to these three nights of rugby league as much as we are.

    But these live texts are much more fun when you guys and gals get involved.

    Who do you think with prevail this evening? What about Sunday's big game? And will we indeed see a lesser-spotted Crowe at Langtree Park?

    Let us know by using #bbcrl on Twitter or if you're in the UK you can always text us on 81111.

  70. Post update

    Warrington v St George Illawarra (20:00 GMT)

    Over the next three evenings we'll be bringing you all the action from the expanded tournament.

    In the past it's all been about the winners of Super League taking on the NRL champions in a fixture that has become one of the centrepieces of the rugby league calendar.

    But this year, both organisations have entered three teams to play for the World Series trophy - and first up is Warrington Wolves v St George Illawarra Dragons.

    Last season's losing Super League Grand Finalists Wigan then host Brisbane Broncos tomorrow, before the two reigning champions - St Helens and South Sydney Rabbitohs - battle it out in the World Club Challenge at Langtree Park on Sunday.

  71. Post update

    Take three of the Super League's best teams, throw in three more clubs from Australia's National Rugby League and what have you got?

    Hopefully a recipe for bit hits, silky handling, dancing feet and tries galore.

    Welcome to our coverage of the opening game of rugby league's new-look World Club Series.