1895 Cup semi-finals confirmed with Wembley in sight for Championship quartet

Drew Darbyshire
1895 Cup Alamy

Four Championship clubs are just 80 minutes away from reaching the 1895 Cup final at Wembley, with the semi-finals now confirmed.

The draws for the semi-finals were made a fortnight ago at the same time of the quarter-finals draw: both made live on BBC Radio Cumbria. To aid teams with scheduling and planning, the draw for the semi-finals of the competition was made immediately after the quarter-final edition.

Bradford Bulls will host Wakefield Trinity in a mouth-watering semi-final after Eamon O’Carroll’s side beat fellow Swinton Lions 21-12 at Odsal in the quarters.

Wakefield Trinity, meanwhile, enjoyed a 30-12 victory over Cumbrian side Barrow Raiders at the DIY Kitchens Stadium on Saturday.

In the other semi-final, York Knights will host Sheffield Eagles at the LNER Community Stadium. Andrew Henderson’s Knights eased past Oldham – the only League 1 side left in the competition – 46-12 on Sunday afternoon, whilst Mark Aston’s Eagles beat fellow Championship outfit Batley Bulldogs 26-10 on home soil.

The Wakefield v Bradford and York v Sheffield semi-finals will be played on Sunday, May 12. Full details will be confirmed by the clubs involved in due course.

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1895 Cup quarter-finals results

Wakefield Trinity 30-12 Barrow Raiders

York Knights 46-12 Oldham

Bradford Bulls 21-12 Swinton Lions

Sheffield Eagles 26-10 Batley Bulldogs

1895 Cup semi-finals confirmed

The following semi-final ties will be played on Sunday, May 12, with full details to be confirmed in due course..

Bradford Bulls v Wakefield Trinity

York Knights v Sheffield Eagles

The 1895 Cup final (5:45pm) is part of a Finals Day triple-header at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, June 8, alongside the finals of the Women’s Challenge Cup (11:45am) and Men’s Challenge Cup (3pm).

Plus, there will be the traditional Year 7 Boys’ Champion Schools final at 10am.

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