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How to watch the Challenge Cup quarter-finals on TV

The Challenge Cup trophy at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before the game.

This weekend we see four huge Challenge Cup games as the remaining eight teams sit just two wins away from Wembley.

It promises to be a great weekend of rugby league action, as the sport’s most famous competition enters its final stages with some famous and familiar names left to battle it out for a place in the semi-finals.

Holders Leigh Leopards are joined by Super League Champions Wigan Warriors in the quarters, alongside St Helens, Catalans Dragons, Castleford Tigers, Huddersfield Giants, Warrington Wolves and last season’s runners-up Hull KR.

Wigan are favourites to regain the trophy they won at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with victory over Huddersfield in 2022, while their arch-rivals St Helens are placed as second favourites just ahead of Catalans Dragons.

How to watch the Challenge Cup quarter-finals on TV

With the Challenge Cup quarter-finals coming up this weekend, here’s how to watch them on TV in the UK.

Despite no games being on mainstream television channels in the last round, two of the four games will be shown on free-to-air, BBC Two.

Hull KR and Leigh Leopards kick off the action, in a repeat of last year’s final, which the Leopards won 17-16 thanks to a golden-point drop-goal from Lachlan Lam.

The game is being shown live on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

Later that day, we cross over to French Catalonia, as Catalans Dragons face Huddersfield Giants in Perpignan.

These two sides scored 90 points between them in the last round, with Catalans winning 40-4 away at Championship side Halifax, while Huddersfield won 50-6 against Super League strugglers Hull FC.

The game isn’t being televised in the UK, so France is the only place you can watch this game live.

Danny Richardson lands a touchline conversion*** during the Super League match between Castleford Tigers and Salford Red Devils at Wheldon Road.

Credit: Imago Images

On Sunday, Castleford Tigers host Wigan Warriors, meeting in a repeat of the fixture from Round One which Wigan won 32-4.

Both sides suffered scares to Championship sides, with Craig Lingard’s return to Batley starting with the Bulldogs going ahead, and Wigan were behind to Sheffield Eagles shortly before half-time.

However, they recovered to make it to the final eight – but won’t be shown on television.

Finally, two form-sides in the Super League clash, as St Helens host Warrington Wolves at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Warrington and Saints are level on ten points in the league, just two points, and one win, behind the leaders, Catalans Dragons.

The game is also being shown on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

Below is a handy list of the full details of the televised fixtures.

Leeds Rhinos and St Helens come out to the field of play past the Betfred Challenge Cup trophy at Headingley

Credit: Imago Images

Hull KR vs Leigh LeopardsSaturday 13th April, 5pm – BBC Two / BBC iPlayer

Catalans Dragons vs Huddersfield GiantsSaturday 13th April, 6pm – Not Televised in the UK

Castleford Tigers vs Wigan WarriorsSunday 14th April, 3pm – Not Televised in the UK

St Helens vs Warrington Wolves – Sunday 14th April, 4:30pm – BBC Two / BBC iPlayer

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  1. phillip Broadhurst

    April 12, 2024 at 7:25 am

    This is a total farce and insult to customers regarding coverage of the challenge cup matches.For the amount we pay for sky and a tv licence not to televise 2 of the remaining 4 matches from rugby leagues most important competition is ridiculous and whoever decided on this should be sacked for incompetance.When there are minority sports being shown instead of one of the countries greatest competitions is idiotic and must be rectified for future matches

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