Super League's Las Vegas presence set for delay as Hull KR CEO provides update

Super League supporters hoping their team could head out to Las Vegas next year appear set to be disappointed after it emerged that no 'direct approach' had been made to Super League about potential involvement in the NRL's new weekend.

The NRL successfully launched the event this year, with over 40,000 supporters heading to the Sin City for a doubleheader to open the season, with plans now in place for the event to stay in the years to come.

That had resulted in suggestions that Super League could potentially get involved to further expand the event, with suggestions that the World Club Challenge could also be a potential addition moving forward. A number of Super League clubs are known to be interested in featuring should such a proposition become a reality.

However, the Hull KR CEO, Paul Lakin, has now revealed that it appears likely that Super League will have a presence in Vegas by the time the 2025 event comes around, with no significant developments occurring to date.

Speaking to BBC Humberside, Lakin said: "The talks are very light touch, if I'm honest. I initially thought it might happen next year, but I don't foresee it happening for a couple of years yet. There's been no direct approach to Super League for two clubs to go out there to play a game in the Vegas weekend as it stands. If there was, yes, we would be interested."

Last year, Wigan Warriors expressed interest in their World Club Challenge game with Penrith Panthers being a part of the weekend, though it's believe the NRL's preference is for that match to become a regular fixture in the UK.

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