NRL, Storm plan Fiji clash

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The NRL is reportedly preparing to take a first-grade clash abroad to Fiji as early as 2024 in yet another attempt to expand the game internationally.

NRL powerbrokers have already scheduled a historic start to the season, with two games in Las Vegas kicking off next season.

The Rabbitohs, Sea Eagles, Broncos and Roosters will all take their talents to the United States in March 2024, playing at the Allegiant Stadium.

Reports suggests the Storm have brokered a partnership with Fiji Airways that will spans the next three seasons, becoming the club’s shorts sponsor.

Melbourne powerbrokers are reportedly pushing for a trial match to be played in the Pacific nation for the first time in the competition’s history.

The Knights are reportedly hopeful to be the Storm’s opponents for the clash but a number of logistic and operational challenges stand in the way.

The most likely destination is reportedly Churchill Park in Lautoka which boasts a capacity of 12,000 spectators.

Melbourne will reportedly make their partnership with Fiji Airways official on Tuesday, with over areas of the partnership set to benefit the region.

Local clubs and schools that play rugby league will reportedly be provided with more coaching and support.

Meanwhile, pathway opportunities for players in Fiji will reportedly be boosted, hoping to bring more young players across to Australia.