Anfield will host the final of the Four Nations rugby league tournament in November 2016.
This will be the first rugby league match for 19 years to be staged at the home of Liverpool Football Club. The Four Nations takes place biannually and features teams from Australia, New Zealand, England and Scotland.
The tournament begins on Friday 28th October and the final is taking place on Sunday 20th November with a 14:30 kick off time.
Sean O’Loughlin, England rugby league captain, said: “Playing at iconic venues such as the Olympic Stadium and Anfield are one of the reasons we play the game. Walking out in front of 45,000 fans in London last year was one of the highlights of 2015 for me and I am sure that playing in front of big home crowds will push the team on to what will hopefully be a successful campaign.”
Four Nations tournament director, Jon Dutton, said: “We are delighted with the venues selected for the 2016 Four Nations tournament and we are sure the players and fans of all four countries will have a fantastic time. Anfield is an iconic sporting venue and I am certain that all teams will be determined to reach the final to play in front of what will be a very special atmosphere.”
The final is due to be held on Sunday November 20. Anfield last hosted a rugby league game almost 20 years ago when St Helens and Castleford clashed in a Super League fixture. Before that in 1991 the iconic stadium also played host to Wigan’s World Club Challenge match against the Penrith Panthers.
Anfield has played host to many unforgettable matches in its time and the Four Nations final is is sure to be another one of those matches.
Get to The Four Nation’s Final by Train
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