Langtree Park, the home of St Helens, has sold out its 18,000 capacity more than three weeks ahead of the finale to the inaugural expanded World Club Series, being the World Club Challenge between Super League Champions St Helens and NRL Champions South Sydney on 22 February.

Saints Chairman Eamonn McManus stated: “It’s no exaggeration to say that this World Club Final represents the biggest day in the proud history of both the Club and the Town of St Helens. Although we have won it twice, this the first time we’ve participated in it on our own turf.untitled (10)

“We aim to build a history at our new home of Langtree Park comparable with that of our 120 years at Knowsley Road. The evening of February 22 will be a historic one indeed in our new life.

“It’s very clear also that the fans are enormously excited about the new concept of the World Club Series, where the cream of Super League clashes full on with the NRL. It’s quite clear that this represents the ideal platform upon which to build a credible and successful international club game.

“It represents the expansion of the already established World Club Challenge template and can readily be developed into a competition of real international appeal and with consequent commercial value.

“It is certainly capable of garnering much needed global interest in our club game and must be supported at all levels to that end. It is the first, and very credible, step in what our game has been crying out for far too long.Leeds SOM (9)

“Let’s all get behind it as it fully merits.” Super League General Manager has also spoken of his delight at the SOLD OUT signs going up at Langtree Park for the World Club Challenge game against the Bunnies.

“I’m delighted to hear that the St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs game has sold out three weeks before the game kicks off,” he said. “This shows how much excitement surrounds the World Club Series with fans snapping up tickets early for this match in record time.

“It’s clear that fans can’t wait to see Super League take on the NRL, and watch our best players match-up against stars like Greg Inglis, Benji Marshall, Sam Thaiday and Gareth Widdop.

“Tickets for the remaining two matches are selling fast and we would love to see three packed crowds cheering on our Super League clubs as they battle three great NRL teams.”

State of Mind would encourage all supporters to get to one of the three World Series games and wish St. Helens, Wigan and Warrington all the very best for their games!