Senior Super League officials are exploring the possibility of staging a one-off game in London to grow the sport in the south of England.
Blake Solly, Super League general manager, has set a target of 2016 for the ambitious plans to come to fruition as elite rugby league clubs look to enhance their image and ultimately attempt to increase alternative revenue streams.
"I am reasonably confident that we'll have two big Super League sides playing in London in 2016 or, if not, certainly 2017," Solly told the Yorkshire Post.
"A Wigan v St Helens or Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC match would be attractive there; I don't see why in the future we can't see a game like that which draws huge amounts of people to it as a one-off event.
"A number of our clubs are looking at what they can do to grow their brand. Taking a game to London is a way of doing that.
"Our job at Super League, too, is to start creating sell-out events. Once you start doing that, people want more of them.
"So, when our Grand Final is sold out, and Magic Weekend and the Challenge Cup, too, we can take a Leeds v Hull or Wigan v Saints game to London and be confident we'd get a huge crowd due to that sell-out mentality."