Wigan “home” game in London plans are progressing

Wigan Warriors could take a game on the road to London as early as this year, as chairman Ian Lenagan confirmed to local media that talks about a switch are “progressing”.

The Warriors are keen to switch one of their home matches from the DW Stadium to London, with potential grounds like QPR’s Loftus Road or Fulham’s Craven Cottage suggested as venues.

And Lenagan admitted that discussions are ongoing with the game’s governing body about a move this season.

“I would say my confidence that it will happen this year is at 65 per cent right now.

“The discussions will take a while with the RFL, but it’s progressing.

“A game is only part of our overall ambition to expand our profile in and around London. It’s an important market for us.”