1895 Cup final to be played before Challenge Cup final

The Rugby Football League has confirmed the 1895 Cup will kick-off before the Challenge Cup final at Wembley.

The 1895 Cup final will now be played at midday at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, July 18 – before the final of the Challenge Cup at 3pm.

The traditional Wembley curtain-raiser, the Year 7 Boys Final in the Warners Champion Schools competition, will now have a morning kick-off, before the 1895 Cup Final.

RFL chief commercial officer, Mark Foster, said: “We’ve listened to the views of clubs and supporters in working to change the kick-off time of the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup.

“We’re grateful for the co-operation of Wembley Stadium in allowing us to bring the kick-off forward, and we hope that change will be welcomed – and ensure a suitable atmosphere in the stadium when the winners receive their trophy.”

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  1. The kids are losing out again. They are the future and deserve the day at wembley in front of a decent crowd. Bad decision in my opinion.

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