The Challenge Cup semi-finals and Women’s Challenge Cup final took place over the weekend.
All three games were a delightful presentation of skill, strength and determination and the viewing figures have certainly proved that too with almost a million tuning in for Wigan Warriors’ narrow win over St Helens at its peak.
The Women’s Challenge Cup final between St Helens and Leeds Rhinos drew in a 300,000 peak audience, with an average of 200,000 whilst Huddersfield Giants’ demolition of Hull KR yielded a peak of 700,000 and an average of 600,000.
Commentator Dave Woods tweeted: “Strong figures for @TheChallengeCup on @BBCSport yesterday. 900k peak watched Wigan v Sts, averaged at 700k. Women’s final peaked at 300k, with average 200k. Huddersfield v HullKR peaked at 700k and averaged at 600k.”
Strong figures for @TheChallengeCup on @BBCSport yesterday. 900k peak watched Wigan v Sts, averaged at 700k. Women’s final peaked at 300k, with average 200k. Huddersfield v HullKR peaked at 700k and averaged at 600k.
— Dave Woods (@DaveWoodsSport) May 8, 2022
Of course, everyone knows that the Final will be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which will be the first rugby league game to ever be played at the 60,000-plus seater stadium in North London following its diversion away from Wembley.
As such, a lot of neutrals are expected to make the trip for their first taste of the new iconic venue.
Wigan and Huddersfield will kick off at 3pm, though that won’t be the first showpiece event to take place that day as the 1895 Cup Final is scheduled for kick off at 12pm.
Tickets for the final start at £15 for under-18s and concessions and £30 for adults.
The cheapest available tickets are in Category 4, with prices increasing to £30 for concessions and £45 for adults in Category 3, £40 for concessions and £55 for adults in Category 2 and rising to as much as £70 for adults in Category 1.