Super League: Wigan Warriors plan to play London home game

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Wigan Warriors are third in Super League

Super League side Wigan Warriors plan to play one of their home games in London as they attempt to expand their presence in the city.

The Warriors plan to open an office in London and play one home game per season at a neutral venue.

Wigan owner Ian Lenagan was the majority shareholder in London-based Harlequins RL between 2005 and 2008.

"My personal passion for Wigan and rugby league in London makes this initiative an obvious one," he said.

"The expansion into London is a core element of Wigan's growth strategy to engage with both the sporting public and the business community and will see a wide array of activities over the coming months and years, including at least one Wigan home game per year and rugby league camps run by Wigan staff."

League One side London Skolars have played 'Capital Challenge' fixtures against Wigan sides at the Honourable Artillery Company grounds in central London.

London Broncos were relegated from Super League last season and currently sit seventh in the Championship.