BBC Sport to show Wheelchair Challenge Cup final

Josh McAllister
Challenge Cup

BBC Sport will again show the final of the Wheelchair Challenge Cup at Hull’s Allam Arena on Saturday, 25 June.

Leeds beat Argonauts Skeleton Army, from Kent, in last year’s final at Sheffield.

Catalans Dragons are one of three new teams to enter the competition for 2022. They join Wigan Warriors and London Roosters as first-time entrants.

Halifax, North Wales and Warrington complete the line-up of teams.

It means BBC Sport will show all three finals – the men’s on 28 May, women’s on 7 May and now wheelchair on 25 June.

Finalists in the wheelchair competition will be decided at a Challenge Cup festival, to be staged again at Hull’s Allam Arena on Saturday, 14 May. 

England wheelchair rugby league general manager Martin Coyd said: “We are thrilled that the BBC will again cover the Wheelchair Challenge Cup Final. It is more fantastic exposure for the wheelchair game as we prepare for the World Cup later this year.

“The Wheelchair Super League has gone to another level this season with the involvement of the Wigan Warriors, a new focus for the game in the south in London Roosters, and Halifax Panthers claiming some notable results.

“We are also delighted to welcome Catalans Dragons to the competition for the first time. France’s leading role in the development of Wheelchair Rugby League is a wonderful story for our sport to celebrate.”

Wheelchair World Cup

In 2022, for the first time, the wheelchair competition will be part of the Rugby League World Cup main event.

Rugby League Wheelchair World Cup 2021 will be contested by eight teams. Spain and Ireland open the tournament on Thursday, November 3.

England also face Australia later that day at the same venue – London’s Copper Box Arena.

France, Wales, Scotland and USA are also competing in the tournament later this year. The final will be held at Manchester Central on Friday, November 18. 

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