Cup semi-final venues confirmed

Both venues for the Challenge Cup semi-finals have been confirmed and games will be televised live on the BBC over the weekend of Saturday, 29th and Sunday 30th July.

The first semi-final, Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos, will be played at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster on the Saturday and will be televised live on BBC One with a 2.30pm kick-off.

Hull FC, who are the current holders of the cup, last met Leeds in a semi-final in 2000 – the Rhinos just edged past them that day 28-22.

Salford Red Devils made their first semi-final since 1998 after beating Wakefield Trinity and will play Wigan Warriors, 19-time Challenge Cup winners, at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington on the Sunday (BBC Two, 2.30pm).

Tickets for both semi-finals will go on sale via participating clubs at 10.00am on Wednesday, 21st June.

The following prices apply for both matches – Adults from £20 (£3 discount available to season ticket holders), concessions from £15 (£2 discount available to season ticket holders), juniors (16 and under) from £10 (£1 discount available to season ticket holders. Under 2s are free but require a match ticket.

The schedule for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-finals is as follows:

Saturday, 29th July – Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos (BBC One, 2.30pm kick-off)
Sunday, 30th July – Wigan Warriors v Salford Red Devils (BBC Two, 2.30pm kick-off)


  1. I’m going for a Leeds Wigan final Leeds will beat hull and Wigan will be playing well by then so I’m not looking any further than that final? Wigan WIN

    • Given I won the tipping competition here a couple of seasons ago, and came 95th in the big Aussie one I’d suggest you alter your bet. Hull will hammer Leeds (not I am a Rovers fan, that is not easy to write), The other game is too close to call, it depends on the fitness of the Wigan team, the stronger their team they more likely they are to win. Then you’ve got to decide which matters to the Wigan board, League or Cup run? I’d suggest this season the Cup is their best bet. But you’ve got to balance this with Salford finally coming good, they play well, play good rugby, and their Chairman is eager for success and the media exposure. I’d tip this one to be all square at 80 minutes these are golden point I think, I don’t think I could split these two until I saw the teams.

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