The Sydney Roosters will face English Super League Champions St Helens in the 2020 World Club Challenge.
The huge match-up will pit the two champion teams at St Helens' home ground, Totally Wicked Stadium, on Saturday, February 22 at 7.45pm local time (Sunday, February 23 at 6.45am AEDT).
Saints recorded their seventh Super league title in 2019, on the heels of back-to-back League Leader’s Shields, while the Roosters secured back-to-back NRL premierships.
The Roosters, competing as Eastern Suburbs Roosters, won the inaugural World Club Challenge played against St Helens in 1976.
The two sides most recently met in a World Club Challenge decider in 2003, with the Roosters winning the match 38-0 at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium.
Saints will be looking for their third World Club Challenge title, having lifted the trophy in 2001 and 2007.
The Roosters will be looking for their fifth title having been successful in 1976, 2003, 2014 and 2019.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson described the World Club Challenge as "an important fixture on the rugby league calendar" and was already planning how his team would compete against St Helens for the 2020 title.
Newly appointed St Helens coach Kristian Woolf said: "It will be a great challenge for us to test ourselves against the current World Club Champions and we are aiming to stand up and represent Super League and this part of the world in what will be a huge game."
Meanwhile, the Rabbitohs and Dragons will head to Mudgee on Saturday, February 29 for the latest instalment in their time honoured Charity Shield rivalry.
It will be the third time Glen Willow Stadium has hosted the annual pre-season game as part of a four-year partnership between Mid-Western Regional Council, the Rabbitohs and the Dragons.
The Sharks and Bulldogs will face off in an historic trial in Papua New Guinea a week prior to that on February 22.
The Port Moresby clash will be the first time two NRL clubs have played a trial in PNG, with Brisbane having already faced Intrust Super Cup side the PNG Hunters there previously.
In other trial fixtures so far announced, the Warriors will take two matches to provincial North Island venues with Palmerston North and Rotorua to host the Storm and Wests Tigers respectively on February 22 and March 1.
NRL trial dates
- February 14-15: NRL Nines, HBF Park, Perth
- February 22: All Stars - men's and women's Indigenous v NZ Maori, Cbus Super Stadium
- February 22: Cowboys v Broncos, Cairns
- February 22: Sharks v Bulldogs, Port Moresby
- February 22: Warriors v Storm, Palmerston North
- February 22: St Helens v Roosters, Totally Wicked Stadium
- February 29: Bulldogs v Raiders, Port Macquarie
- February 29: Rabbitohs v Dragons, Charity Shield, Mudgee
- March 1: Warriors v Wests Tigers, Rotorua