Over 20,000 tickets already sold for Challenge Cup semi-final double-header

The Rugby Football League have revealed that over 20,000 tickets have already been sold for August’s Challenge Cup semi-final double-header in Bolton. St Helens face Catalans before Warrington take on Leeds to determine which two sides will walk out at Wembley in the season’s showpiece finale at the end of August. In a historic move for the cup, the RFL…

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Parliament commemorates 50th anniversary of Watersplash Final

Members of Parliament have recognised the 50th anniversary of the Watersplash Final. A motion has been tabled in the House of Commons by Member of Parliament for Wakefield, Mary Creagh MP, commemorating the game between Leeds and Wakefield Trinity, which was played in wet conditions at Wembley Stadium on 11 May 1968 for rugby league’s Challenge Cup. The game included…

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QUIZ: Can you name the line-ups from the 1998 Challenge Cup final?

It’s 20 years since Sheffield Eagles stunned the rugby league world and won the Challenge Cup final against the all-conquering Wigan Warriors. It remains potentially the greatest upset in the cup’s history – but how much do you remember about that famous day under the arches at Wembley Stadium? Well, here’s your chance to test your knowledge. We’ve given you…

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York v Catalans selected by BBC for live streaming fixture

The Challenge Cup fifth round fixture between York City Knights and Catalans Dragons at Bootham Crescent next Sunday has been selected to be live streamed on the BBC Sport website. Betfred League 1 side York City Knights caused an upset in the last round when they defeated Championship side Swinton Lions. The Knights will now welcome Super League side Catalans,…

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Super League clubs set to discover Challenge Cup ties as quartet enter the fifth round draw

Four Super League clubs will enter the Challenge Cup tonight as the fifth round takes place. Warrington Wolves, Hull Kingston Rovers, Widnes Vikings and Catalans Dragons will all enter the famous competition alongside a number of Championship and League 1 clubs, plus one amateur side. The draw will take place at 7PM this evening and will be conducted by two…

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League 1 duo stun Championship opponents in Challenge Cup

Whitehaven and York City Knights advanced to the fifth round of the Challenge Cup after clinching cup shocks against Championship opponents. Carl Forster’s Haven dispatched of Dewsbury Rams while the Knights overcame Swinton Lions to secure their passage into the next round. It was the performance of the Cumbrians that caught the eye the most, overcoming a Rams side with…

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