Challenge Cup and 1895 cup semi-final draws: Ball numbers, times and how to watch

Drew Darbyshire
Challenge Cup and 1895 Cup

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The draws for the semi-finals of the men’s and women’s Challenge Cups and the 1895 Cup will take place on Sunday, June 18.

BBC Sport will host the Challenge Cup semi-final draws at half-time of the quarter-final tie between Wigan and Warrington at the DW Stadium, which is being broadcast live on BBC One from 2:05pm.

The draws for the men’s and women’s competitions will take place at around 3:15pm.

England women’s assistant and Leeds head coach Lois Forsell will conduct the men’s draw, with World Cup finalist and former England international Kevin Brown doing the women’s draw.

Men’s Challenge Cup ball numbers

1. Hull Kingston Rovers

2. St Helens

3. Wigan Warriors or Warrington Wolves

4. York Knights or Leigh Leopards

Women’s Challenge Cup ball numbers

1. Leeds Rhinos

2. Wigan Warriors or Huddersfield Giants

3. St Helens or Warrington Wolves

4. York Valkyrie or Cardiff Demons

The 1895 Cup semi-finals draw

On Sunday at 5:45pm, BBC Radio Leeds will host the draw for the semi-finals of the 1895 Cup during the West Yorkshire Sport programme with James Deighton.

Listeners outside the region can find Radio Leeds via the BBC Sounds app or listen HERE.

1895 Cup ball numbers

1. Batley Bulldogs

2. Halifax Panthers

3. London Broncos

4. York Knights

When and where are the semi-finals?

The men’s and women’s semi-finals will be played as men’s/women’s double-headers at Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, July 23.

The venues and ticketing information will be announced on Monday, June 19.

The 1895 Cup semi-finals will also take place on the weekend of July 22-23 – unless York also qualify for the Challenge Cup semi-final, in which case their participation in the 1895 Cup would depend on the outcome of their Challenge Cup semi-final.

The Finals Day at Wembley, featuring the men’s and women’s Cup final as well as the 1895 Cup final, takes place on Saturday, August 12.

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