St.Helens will face Halifax in the semi finals of the Coral Challenge Cup on Saturday 27th July with kick off confirmed at 4:30pm at the University of Bolton Stadium live on BBC 2.
Our semi-final clash will be played as a triple header also involving the final of the Coral Women’s Challenge Cup next month.
Halifax became the first non-Super League team to reach the last four for 13 years with a 20-16 victory at local rivals Bradford Bulls in the last of the quarter finals on (Sunday).
To become the first ever lower league team to reach the final in the competition’s 124-year history, Halifax will have to pull off one of its greatest ever shocks – against a Saints team currently riding high at the top of the Super League table, who beat Wakefield Trinity 48-10 in Saturday’s quarter final.
Hull FC will play Warrington in the other semi final at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday July 27 – a repeat of the 2016 final at Wembley.
The draw was immediately followed by the draw for the Coral Women’s Challenge Cup quarter finals, with both conducted by Jon Dutton, the chief executive of Rugby League World Cup 2021, and Lindsay Impett, Event Director for the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 which will be staged in Liverpool later this summer.
The Coral Women’s Challenge Cup quarter final tie of the round promises to be electric with a local derby between St Helens and Wigan Warriors with the venue and kick off time to be confirmed.
Leeds Rhinos, the holders, will face Warrington Wolves, who are in their first season in the Women’s Rugby League Championship.
Castleford, the current Women’s Super League leaders, will play Bradford Bulls, who were the inaugural champions in 2017.
Keighley Albion, the only League One team remaining in the competition, will play Wakefield Trinity of the Women’s Super League.
The quarter finals of the Women’s Challenge Cup will be played on the weekend of June 22-23, with the semi finals two weeks later.
Ticket details for both games will be confirmed in due course.
Coral Challenge Cup Semi Final draw (to be played on weekend July 27th at the University of Bolton Stadium)
11:15am – Coral Women’s Challenge Cup Final (to be shown live on BBC Online)
2pm – Coral Challenge Cup semi final 1 – Warrington v Hull FC (to be shown live on BBC1)
4:30pm – Coral Challenge Cup semi final 2 – St Helens v Halifax (to be shown live on BBC2)
Golden Point extra time is available for each of the three games if the scores are level at full-time.
Coral Women’s Challenge Cup, Quarter Final draw (to be played on weekend of June 22-23 with kick off time and venue to be confirmed)
Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves;
Keighley Albion v Wakefield Trinity;
St Helens v Wigan Warriors – DATE/VENUE TBC.
Castleford Tigers v Bradford Bulls.