Challenge Cup: Motorway delays as rugby league fans make their way to Wembley Stadium

Josh McAllister
Wembley Stadium

Photo: Mark Cosgrove/News Images

Supporters still travelling to Wembley Stadium for the triple-action day can expect delays on the M1 southbound due to an accident.

Four lanes are being forced into one between junctions J12 and J11A with ambulances and police in attendance for an overturned car.

There are currently delays of 30 minutes against expected traffic on the M1 southbound, reported by traffic delays.

The Women’s Challenge Cup final between St Helens and Leeds kicks off at 11:50am with some supporters expected to miss the start due to the delays. The mouth-watering clash will be live on BBC Two.

The Men’s final at 3:00pm will see in-form Leigh Leopards take on Hull KR, live on BBC One.

The 1895 Cup final will complete the eight-hour rugby league day between Batley Bulldogs and Halifax Panthers with a 5:30pm kick off, live on Our League.

Speaking in the opening minutes of the men’s final between Leigh and Hull KR, BBC commentator Dave Woods said that up to 20,000 ticket holders had not arrived yet because of the traffic.

Woods said: “Up to 20,000 ticket holders have not arrived yet because of traffic problems and congestions.”