NRL finally confirms Las Vegas teams: Panthers ready for take-off

NRL CEO Andrew Abdo. Photo: NRL Images.
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Penrith will play Cronulla in the headline match of the NRL’s second visit to Las Vegas to kick-off the 2025 season.

The NRL finally confirmed details of the Vegas matches, which will take place on March 1 at Allegiant Stadium.

Four games in total will be played – a Super League game between Wigan and Warrington at 1.30pm, an NRL clash between the Raiders and Warriors at 4.00pm, a Jillaroos v England Women’s Test at 6.00pm and then the Panthers v Sharks NRL match at 8.30pm.

The Penrith game will be shown back into Australia at 3.30pm on Fox League and Channel Nine.

“Las Vegas 2025 will be a bigger, bolder and better festival of rugby league,” NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said.

“The 2025 Las Vegas event will feature two highly anticipated NRL Premiership matches to open the season, the 2024 UK Challenge Cup finalists, Wigan and Warrington, and a Test match showcasing some of the most elite women’s players from both hemispheres.

“We’ve given fans the opportunity to plan early and take advantage of the Las Vegas festival experience – a true bucket list item for all rugby league and sports fans.

“Thank you to all the participating teams who will now get the chance to perform on a global stage with huge exposure.

“Thank you to all our partners, including the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Allegiant Stadium and our broadcast partners, who have worked closely with us to create this innovative and truly unique event.”

The NRL has released details of travel packages featuring special charter flights from Sydney direct to Las Vegas through Trip-A-Deal.

Tickets for travel packages including direct charter flights from Sydney to Las Vegas are available via The exclusive charter flights are currently the only way to travel directly from Sydney straight to Las Vegas.

Travel packages via Trip-A-Deal without flights are also available starting from AUD $699pp twin share, featuring three nights of accommodation in Las Vegas, match tickets and merchandise, via

Individual general public tickets, purchased outside of travel packages, will be available for purchase on Friday, July 26.

Rugby League in Las Vegas is supported by Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Troy Dodds

Troy Dodds is the Weekender's Managing Editor and Breaking News Reporter. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia's leading media organisations. In 2023, he was named Editor of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards.

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