Challenge Cup triple-header to remain

The Challenge Cup triple-header will go ahead again in 2020 at the University of Bolton Stadium, at the new date of 6th June.

It will consist of the Women’s Challenge Cup Final and the two Men’s Challenge Cup semi-finals.

The new date will coincide with a change in the Men’s Challenge Cup Final. It will now be played in July instead of August.

Meanwhile, the RFL have announced a new deal with the BBC until 2021 to broadcast the Challenge Cup.

Ralph Rimmer, the RFL’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to be able to make these two really positive announcements ahead of the start of the 2020 Coral Challenge Cup – especially with the men’s First Round, and the start of the BBC’s coverage, taking place this weekend.

“The Challenge Cup remains one of the jewels in the crown of British sport and the BBC’s coverage, which crucially showcases the best of Rugby League to terrestrial viewers, is second to none. The BBC’s ongoing commitment to such a prestigious competition is a fantastic way for us to begin celebrating the 125th birthday of the sport of Rugby League.”

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