The Challenge Cup final between Huddersfield and Warrington will go to a replay if it ends in a draw.
Bolton’s Reebok Stadium will host the potential rematch on Tuesday September 8 at 7.05pm. Usually, replay plans aren’t announced, but with bookies struggling to separate the two finalists, the RFL have taken the unprecedented step to announce the date and venue.
Sally Bolton, the RFL’s director of events and projects, said: “Normally we don’t announce the replay venue until after we’ve had a drawn final. However, considering how close and competitive the games have been this year in both the league and the Carnegie Challenge Cup the likelihood of this game ending in a tie is quite high.
“On paper the final looks too close to call and after having a draw in the quarter finals we felt it appropriate to let supporters know the date and venue of a potential replay as early as possible.”
In the event that the replay ends in a draw after 80 minutes then the game will be decided by golden point. “