Details have been confirmed for the Semi Finals of the Women’s Challenge Cup on May 22, and the triple header combining the Women’s Challenge Cup Final and the Men’s Challenge Cup Semi Finals on June 5.
The Semi Finals of the Women’s Challenge Cup will be played at the LNER Stadium in York, with both games to be streamed by BBC Sport on Red Button and iplayer – and highlights to be shown on Sky Sports the following Monday.
No tickets will be sold for these fixtures at the request of the stadium authorities, although a limited number of passes will be made available to the four competing teams.
The first Semi Final will see York City Knights play Castleford Tigers at 12.30pm followed at 3pm by St Helens against Cup holders Leeds Rhinos in a repeat of the 2019 semi-final.
The Final of the Women’s Challenge Cup will be played at the Leigh Sports Village on Saturday June 5, kicking off at 11.15am, with live coverage on BBC2 – a first for Women’s Rugby League.
That is the first part of a triple header, which continues with the Semi Finals of the Men’s Challenge Cup, with all three games shown live on the BBC.
The Hull FC versus St Helens Semi Final will be shown on BBC One, kicking off at 2.30pm with coverage starting at 2.00pm.
The Castleford versus Warrington Semi Final will be shown on BBC Two, kicking off at 5.00pm with coverage starting at 4.30pm.
Each of the four Challenge Cup Semi Finalists will be given an initial allocation of approximately 600 tickets – the clubs will provide further details of the ballot required to allocate these tickets in the coming days.
Details for the Women’s Challenge Cup Finalists will be confirmed in the week starting May 24.
The RFL are working with Government and other relevant authorities on the possibility of increasing the capacity, based around staggered entry of supporters of the six teams to the stadium.
Mark Foster, the RFL’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “For Women’s Rugby League, live coverage on BBC Two of the Women’s Challenge Cup Final represents another significant milestone – and we are also delighted to be able to confirm BBC coverage of the Semi Final double header at the LNER Stadium in York.”
“We know the restrictions on capacity at Leigh Sports Village are going to mean frustration and disappointment for some who would want to support their teams in person.”