Coral Challenge Cup: Tickets on sale for Bolton triple-header
Tickets are now on sale for Rugby League’s unique ‘triple header’: the semi-finals of the men’s Coral Challenge Cup and the Women’s Coral Challenge Cup Final at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday 6 June.
The Coral Women’s Challenge Cup Final will kick off a massive day of Rugby League action at 11.15am, followed by the men’s semi-finals at 2pm and 4.30pm.
Tickets, from £25 for adults and £12.50 for under 16s, are available at eticketing.co.uk/rugbyleague.
Last year’s first ever triple header at the same stadium saw a record crowd for women’s Rugby League in England, when more than 4,000 spectators saw Leeds Rhinos defeat Castleford Tigers 20–14. The continued growth of the women’s game and vibrancy around women’s sport more generally promises to deliver another loud and passionate crowd.
The two men’s semi-finals follow, when four teams will bid for a place in the game’s national showcase final at Wembley Stadium on 18 July.
RFL Chief Executive, Ralph Rimmer, says:
“As we saw in our first Coral Challenge Cup triple header last summer, the combination of the Women’s Challenge Cup Final with the two men’s semi finals produces a wonderful package of Rugby League.
“In 2019 Coral extended their partnership to include the women’s competition and we have worked hard with partners across the sport to continue to elevate its standing.
"We were thrilled by the level of national media coverage generated for the Coral Women’s Challenge Cup Final last year.
"It’s the perfect opportunity for fans of Rugby League and sport more generally to show their support for the unstoppable rise of women’s sport.
"Women’s and girls’ Rugby League goes from strength to strength and our 21by21 campaign is on track to achieve 21,000 women and girls playing our great sport by 2021.”
The Rugby Football League and the BBC recently extended an agreement on broadcast coverage of the men’s Coral Challenge Cup and the Coral Women’s Challenge Cup until 2021. The men’s competition reaches the Fifth Round stage on the weekend of 14/15 March, while the women’s competition gets underway this weekend.
The University of Bolton stadium, which has a capacity of just under 30,000, will also play host to the first England v Australia Rugby League Ashes Test Match later this year on 31 October – having been announced as a venue for the Rugby League World Cup in 2021.