Millwall fans mourning their team’s lack of weekend action can pop down to the Den to try something a little different.

Super League side Wigan Warriors will play their Super 8s tie against French side Catalans Dragons on Saturday, September 5 at the home of the Lions, as part of a bid to grow club’s fanbase in the capital.

Wigan head coach Shaun Wane is enthusiastic about the project, and wants Rugby League to become more popular in London.

“I think taking a big branded club down there is the way forward,” he said. “I also know for a fact that even though London Broncos are struggling at the moment, at grassroots levels the game is as strong as anything.

“That side of the amateur game is good as they have produced some great players - we have got the benefit of having two of them in Dan Sarginson and Tony Clubb.

“I love the sport, the game we have got - it’s the best in the world. I want more people to see it.

“I want the big brands and companies in London to see a great game and to see my club.”

On his aims and ambitions of the project, named London Calling, he said: “The main aim would be to get a win, the size of the crowd is one that we are not in control of but I would love a great atmosphere.”

Kick off, 3pm on Saturday, September 5. Tickets, £12-£30.

Wigan Warriors have been training for the clash at luxury fitness facility, Limehouse Marina Elite.