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Challenge Cup fifth round televised tie confirmed

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The Tetley’s Challenge Cup fifth round tie, Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos will be broadcast live on BBC1 and BBC1 HD on Saturday May 11,  with a 2.30pm kick-off.

 

The tie sees both clubs look to follow up their fourth round victories over Batley Bulldogs and Castleford Tigers, respectively as Huddersfield aim to reach their first Challenge Cup final since 2009 and Leeds Rhinos look to continue on the path towards a fourth successive trip to the national stadium.

 

Tetley’s Challenge Cup fifth round draw in full:

Catalan Dragons v York City Knights

Hull FC v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Workington Town v Widnes Vikings

Hull KR v Wigan Warriors

London Broncos v Bradford Bulls

Warrington Wolves v Salford City Reds

Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos

Sheffield Eagles v Halifax

 

All ties will be played over the weekend of May 10-12.

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Nathan Clarke

Media Executive

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The Tetley’s Challenge Cup fifth round tie, Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos will be broadcast live on BBC1 and BBC1 HD on Saturday May 11, with a 2.30pm kick-off.

Clashes with the biggest game of the day - Bristol Sonics A vs Swindon St George

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The Beeb are really pulling some surprise rabbits out of the hat with these games, aren't they? Shudds V Leeds, who'd have guessed it.

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Is there only going to be one televised game again, same as the last round??

 

Pretty worrying trend.

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Apparently sky will only televise qf.

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Apparently sky will only televise qf.

 

Although presumably this is the same cup contract as last year, which would imply Sky has the rights for these rounds but is choosing not to show them.

 

I'm not sure if BBC could show a 2nd game in this round even if they wanted to.

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Although presumably this is the same cup contract as last year, which would imply Sky has the rights for these rounds but is choosing not to show them.

 

I'm not sure if BBC could show a 2nd game in this round even if they wanted to.

Correct on both counts. 

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Although presumably this is the same cup contract as last year, which would imply Sky has the rights for these rounds but is choosing not to show them.

 

I'm not sure if BBC could show a 2nd game in this round even if they wanted to.

Yep - it's clear they only have options rather than a requirement. We saw this last year when we thought all the qf's would be broadcast which didn't happen.

 

Disappointing TV deal actually and poor it's gone backwards.

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Yeah. I would love to know how much Sky have paid - if anything? Shabby treatment of the competition.

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Absolutely!

No reason for any Giants, Leeds or even neutral with the day free not to be there.

Lets make it a cup tie to remember between would be contenders and the champions!

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