St Helens First and Women's teams will contest their Betfred Challenge Cup semi-finals on Saturday, 22nd July at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington, both sides are just eighty minutes away from securing a spot in the final at Wembley.
- St Helens Women kick off proceedings of the semi-final weekend at 11:45am against York Valkyrie
- St Helens First Team take on Leigh Leopards, with kick-off scheduled for 2:30pm
- Ticket details will be confirmed in due course, with tickets to be made available through the Club
Our Men secured their spot in the final four firstly with a Sixth Round victory on the road against Halifax Panthers 2-26, followed by a professional performance away at Hull FC, winning 18-32 in the quarter-final.
Paul Wellens’ Men will face high-flying Leigh Leopards, who are having a season to remember following their promotion to the Super League. The re-branded Centurions beat bottom of the table Wakefield Trinity in Round 6, before getting a victory over York Knights in the quarter-final.
Matty Smith’s Women topped their Challenge Cup group with wins over London Broncos, Castleford Tigers and Warrington Wolves, earning a home quarter-final which drew another game against the Wolves Women, which Smiths’ side won comfortably 36-0.
The Red V have been drawn against York Valkyrie, the winner of that semi-final will go through to the Women’s Challenge Cup Final which will be played for the first time ever at Wembley Stadium.
Full Betfred Challenge Cup semi-final schedule
Saturday, 22nd July – Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington
- St Helens Women vs York Valkyrie – 11:45am – Live on BBC iPlayer
- Leigh Leopards vs St Helens – 2:30pm – Live on BBC1
Sunday, 23rd July – Headingley Stadium, Leeds
- Wigan Warriors Women vs Leeds Rhinos Women – 2:15pm – BBC iPlayer
- Hull KR vs Wigan Warriors – 5pm – Live on BBC2
RL Commercial Managing Director, Rhodri Jones, says:
“Yesterday’s draw has thrown up four intriguing and exciting semi-finals, which will be held at two superb Rugby League grounds – decided in consultation with all the clubs – and brought live to millions of viewers at home by BBC Sport. The cup holders of both competitions – Saints Women and Wigan Warriors – have again made the semi-finals stage, but they have it all to do against York Valkyrie and Hull KR whose form and playing styles have really caught the eye this season.
“The Betfred Challenge Cup returns to Wembley Stadium in August and the prize for all four semi-finalists is a Finals Day place and a place in the history books, especially with the Women’s Challenge Cup Final being held at Wembley for the very first time. It promises to be an occasion to remember.”