Super League champions St Helens will host Australia’s NRL winners Sydney Roosters in the 2020 World Club Challenge on 22 February.
The Roosters will return to England for the second successive season, having beaten Wigan earlier this year.
Incoming St Helens coach Kristian Woolf said: “It will be a great challenge for us to test ourselves against the current World Club champions.”
Saints most recently appeared in the World Club Challenge in 2015.
Betfred Super League can confirm the World Club Challenge between St Helens and the NRL’s Sydney Roosters will take place at The Totally Wicked Stadium on Saturday 22 February (TV kick off 7:45pm local Time). Please see TV Kick-Off Times for UK, Australia, New Zealand and USA below.
TV Coverage: The game will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK. Coverage for Australia is yet to be confirmed but more than likely Fox Sports will cover the game. Sky Sports in New Zealand will also more than likely cover the clash.
On that occasion, they lost 39-0 to South Sydney Rabbitohs – a record margin of defeat for the annual fixture between the domestic champions of England and Australia since its first staging in 1976.
That inaugural game, coincidentally, was between Saints and the Roosters, in their former guise of Eastern Suburbs.
Only twice since 2000, when the World Club Challenge became a regular date in the rugby league calendar, has the match been staged outside the UK.
Wigan lost to the Roosters in Sydney in 2014, while Leeds were beaten by Melbourne Storm in 2018.
NRL sides have won six of the past seven editions of the contest.