The battle to reach Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup is on – and both Semi Finals will be live on Our League on Sunday May 8.
Five clubs from the Betfred Championship earned their places in the competition with outstanding performances in the Betfred Challenge Cup, both to reach the Sixth Round and then to challenge Super League opposition last weekend.
Following a draw live on BBC Radio Cumbria yesterday (Monday) morning, the inaugural AB Sundecks 1895 Cup winners Sheffield Eagles will play Whitehaven in a Play-Off to reach the Semi Finals. That game has now been confirmed for Featherstone’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday April 9, kicking off at 2pm.
The winners will secure their place in the Semi Finals, which will both be played on Sunday May 8 – and will both be shown live and free on the RFL’s Our League web and app. First Barrow Raiders host AB Sundecks 1895 Cup holders Featherstone Rovers at 2pm, followed at 4pm by Leigh Centurions against the winners of the Sheffield-Whitehaven play-off.
It means a feast of Rugby League action that weekend, as the 1895 Cup fixtures follow the Betfred Challenge Cup triple header at Elland Road on Saturday May 7 – featuring both men’s Semi Finals as well as the Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup Final, with all three games live on BBC Sport.
And four teams will emerge from that weekend’s action with three weeks to prepare for Betfred Challenge Cup Final day, also featuring the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday May 28.
2019 – winners Sheffield Eagles, runners-up Widnes Vikings
2021 – winners Featherstone Rovers, runners-up York City Knights
2022 – Final, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Saturday May 28