15 Nov 2019

Catalans & Leeds set for double header

Catalans Dragons will take part in an historic event in 2020 with Toulouse Olympique, Leeds Rhinos and London Broncos.

The four clubs will be involved in two Double Headers in France and then in England.

The Ernest-Wallon Stadium in Toulouse will host the Championship game between Toulouse Olympique and London Broncos and the Super League game between Catalans Dragons and Leeds Rhinos on May, 30.

Then, the reverse fixtures between the four sides will take place at the Leeds’ Emerald Headingley Stadium on August, 7th.

Catalans Dragons will play their second game at Ernest-Wallon, the home of the Stade Toulousain, after a first on-the-road game in 2013.

Bernard Guasch, Catalans Dragons Chairman: "Once again, our club will make history in the competition with this great concept. It will be one of the highlights of the 2020 Super League season. Toulouse is a famous city of Rugby and we are delighted to play again in the Stadium of the last Rugby Union Top 14 Champions. We will offer a great experience to all the Rugby fans in Toulouse in May and then in Leeds in August."

Bernard Sarrazain, Toulouse Olympique Chairman: "This double header in Toulouse will surely be one of the highlights of our season. We are delighted to welcome our Catalan friends again at Ernest-Wallon. With our clash against London, just relegated from Super League, followed by the game between Catalans and Leeds, it will be a great Rugby League party! And of course, we look forward to coming back to Headingley."

Gary Hetherington, Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive: "I am delighted the Rhinos are involved in this exciting initiative for both the Super League and Championship competitions.  It will provide our fans the opportunity to visit Toulouse for the first time when we play Catalans Dragons at the Stade Ernest-Wallon in May, which I am sure will be a great occasion. Equally we are excited to be hosting a second double header at Emerald Headingley when Toulouse take on London ahead of our game against Catalans in August."

All the details and tickets information will be announced at a later date.